inext provides set-top solution for Alma+ in KazakhstanWednesday, December 21st, 2022
Kazakh “Alma +” opts for inext
The inext team has successfully implemented modern media players into the “Alma Telecommunications Kazakhstan” network, a Kazakh operator which owns the “Alma +” and “Alma TV” trademarks. The process of updating the set-top box lineup lasted less than a year.
In 2021, the representatives of the Kazakh operator turned to the “ROMSAT” company, next’s exclusive distributor, for advice on selecting the necessary device and software for its own network. During numerous discussions and meetings, the management of “Alma Telecommunications Kazakhstan” decided to invite “ROMSAT” to launch the project based on inext solutions. Yes, the inext team has entered the new market of Kazakhstan.
Alma TV is a modern online television with an emphasis on high-quality content on any type of device. Therefore, Alma TV needed not just a set-top box with a set of technical characteristics, but rather a solution with a regular OTA (over-the-air) system for the update. Thanks to the integration of the OTA feature, the operator got the opportunity to update the branded Alma TV launcher and applications conveniently (without physical contact with the player) on all existing devices that are actively used in the network. A customized launcher and full device, packaging, and software branding were also enforced.
The result of cooperation between Alma TV and inext is a modern AOSP-based media player with a resolution of up to 4K, branded case and remote control. The device has a pre-uploaded exclusive launcher and all the necessary applications for the best first experience of the Alma TV service to each and any user.
Feedback from operator Alma TV (Kazakhstan): “We were already familiar with inext set-top boxes distributed by ROMSAT. Our Ukrainian colleagues provided us with several samples for testing last year. When the time to renovate the Alma TV media player lineup has come, we knew whom to turn to,” comments Dauren Jusypov, a representative of Alma Telecommunications Kazakhstan. “During the further discussion of the project, we highly appreciated the level of professionalism of their R&D team. The portfolio of completed projects finally convinced us to focus on inext solutions.”