By: SVG Staff
Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 3:42 pm
Albis Technologies will demonstrate its new SceneGate Micro II, an HD IPTV STB capable of delivering linear TV, VoD, OTT, and PVR services — all from a compact design that intends to deliver a high-quality experience for end users. The enhanced SceneGate Micro II delivers HD resolution up to 1080p via an HDMI 1.4a interface, and is 3D TV ready, enabling service providers to deliver a more exclusive service offering.
The SceneGate Micro II features a flexible SDK that supports open APIs for integration with native- or browser-based middleware clients and applications. Using Albis Technologies’ open API technology, the OpenGL-based platform leverages a unified media framework to enable integration with IPTV and OTT channels. Advanced system-on-chip technology provides enhanced processing power and memory, allowing service providers to offer applications and customizable user interfaces. End users can connect accessories — wireless dongles, keyboards, and storage devices — to the STB to achieve a connected multimedia experience.
In Amsterdam, Albis Technologies’ senior leadership team will deliver a presentation on STB technology advancements. During the demonstration at the Albis Technologies booth, visitors, will learn why deploying an STB with powerful software capabilities can lead to reduced churn and increased customer satisfaction. The presentation will explain how open APIs enable a more differentiated service offering, as well as discussing a growing trend toward addressing today’s eco-requirements with energy-efficient platforms.
The company will also have a number of current products on display, including its SceneGate STB portfolio. Albis Technologies’ SceneGate STB portfolio offers interfaces, HD decoding, and display quality up to 1080p with 60 Hz via HDMI 1.3. Users benefit from high-definition content services like VoD and linear IPTV. Harnessing the platform’s processing engine and memory capabilities, service providers can deliver a wide range of applications via a customized user interface. In addition, the open software-based architecture can be integrated with today’s OTT services. In-home streaming and multiroom environments can be enabled thanks to DLNA-based media sharing.
For service providers looking to deliver in high-quality DVB and IPTV content, Albis Technologies will show SceneGate 8100 hybrid DVB/IPTV STB platform. This STB offers HD decoding and picture quality. A 12-digit VFD display intends to further enhance the user experience, while a Smart Card and eSATA interface can be added to enable premium content and recordings, respectively.
In addition, the SceneGate 8000 entry-level IPTV STB offers a high-density platform that delivers high-quality services via multiple interfaces. With its optional external IR extender, this STB can be deployed in concealed environments, offering end users a wide variety of installation options. Smart Card and eSATA interfaces are available, enabling the service provider to bring in new services and add to the end user’s quality of experience.
Lastly, the company will show the entry-level SceneGate Micro STB, which is designed to deliver classic IPTV services from a compact footprint. The platform intends to deliver quality video using HDMI as the preferred video interface. Through an optional external IR extender, this STB can be set up in concealed environments, maximizing the number of available installation options.