UPDATE..Thomson Unveils HD Satellite Set-Top Box for Consumer IP Video Services
December 16, 2009
Thomson has initiated a high-volume production launch of its HD MPEG-4 DSI705, a satellite set-top box (STB) capable of supporting advanced, IP-based video services over existing coaxial L-band delivery infrastructures, Thomson announced Dec. The STB, which combines L-band with low-noise block control signaling, aims to enable operators to migrate IP over single wire technologies using simplified installation techniques. The unit also allows multi-room viewing and PVR.
Thomson said the technology leverages existing infrastructure, provides operators with the ability to market new services and expand their residential presence using a networked service platform, which will help satellite operators compete in the IP video market.
The content delivery landscape is changing dramatically as multi-room viewing becomes the next crucial evolution of the PVR and consumers seek to supplement linear video with over-the-top IP content,” said Georges Laplanche, Thomson’s Senior Vice President of its Connect Division, in a statement.