TV Connect MENA 2012: Dune HD and Qarva in IPTV partnership

Louise Duffy | 31-10-2012

Dune HD has announced a new IPTV partnership with Qarva. The integration of Qarva’s FastSwitch technology into Dune HD’s digital media players and set-top boxes will give IPTV subscribers improved interaction and higher quality through faster channel changing and the elimination of packet loss.
The joint solution is being demonstrated by Dune HD on stand 17 at TV Connect MENA 2012 in Dubai today (31 October).
FastSwitch improves the viewing experience by reducing the lag associated with controlling IPTV services, bringing response times down from 5 seconds to less than half a second - in line with the speeds achieved through traditional TV broadcast channels. Through its integral Packet Loss Recovery technology, FastSwitch also eliminates IPTV issues such as picture freezing and blocking, delivering an improved viewing performance.
Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO of Dune HD, said: “Providing the highest quality user experience is critical for operators deploying IPTV services.
“The combination of our award winning media players and Qarva’s market leading technology enables operators to meet user demands for high quality, interactive, content-based IPTV services. Enhancing the quality of experience has a direct result on increasing subscribers and reducing churn, benefiting operators deploying our combined solution.”
George Mikeladze, director of business development at Qarva, added: "Dune HD has a well-earned reputation for the quality of its digital media players and set-top boxes, with over half a million units sold across the world.
“Our partnership will further enhance the IPTV user experience and deliver an integrated solution for operators that is designed to overcome the challenges inherent in IP-based service delivery.”