ZTE launches hybrid DVB-T2 STB at IBC

Friday, September 9th, 2016
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ZTE launches smart DVB-T2 hybrid set top box at IBC

AMSTERDAM — ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today unveiled its ZXV10 B820T2-A14 set top box (STB) to deliver an enhanced viewing experience to homes around the world. Integrating 4K ultra high definition (UHD) and over the top (OTT) services, the set top box has received favourable praise and recognition from the industry to date.

The B820T2-A14 is an advanced STB, which integrates an industry-leading super 4-core central processing unit (CPU) and 5-core graphics processing unit (GPU) to realise UHD 4K (3840×2160@30 frames per second 10-Bit colour) and provide users with an excellent overall video experience. The STB uses Google’s Android TV system and JVM in order to achieve compatibility and interoperability with other Android applications, which also integrate with ZTE’s Smart Home, such as multi-screen, HD video calls, family album, home IoT network and voice assistant.

ZTE’s B820T2-A14 STB adopts Amlogic system on a chip (SoC) with a 64 bit CPU architecture, 16GB EMMC Flash, 2GB DDR3, which guarantee the system and applications run smoothly, provides 802.11AC 2*2 Wi-Fi wireless and RJ-45,10/100M wire access and supports Bluetooth 4.1, which enables Bluetooth remote and D-PAD connection.

In today’s industry, global broadband and video services are developing rapidly. 4K & OTT are recognised as consistent industry trends and are becoming the dominant broadband services. If traditional digital video broadcast (DVB) service providers (SPs) want keep pace with the growth of 4K and OTT services, 4K DVB-T2 hybrid STBs are a strong choice for them, as they can significantly reduce the cost of the operator’s deployment. Fang Hui, ZTE vice president, said that the B820T2-A14 has become an important part of the “ZTE Big Video 4K Plus Solution”, helping to consolidate ZTE’s leading position in the global smart STB market.