Pace certifies IP STBs with Minerva
Michelle Clancy
| 23 October 2014
Pace has certified its IPTV set-top boxes (STBs), including its whole-home DVR system, with the Minerva IPTV middleware platform.

Minerva's platform enables operators to choose from a broad selection of third-party encoders, video servers, conditional access systems, and STBs to assemble pre-certified solutions that best meet their budget and deployment requirements. The platform features a set of advanced television applications, including EPG, PPV, VOD, SVOD, STB and network-based DVR, whole-home DVR, pause of live TV and restart TV.

At NAB, the company rolled out Minerva 10, which introduced a personalised landing page that engages subscribers with recommendations for live, recorded and on-demand content. It also offers real-time granular analytics tracking and reporting to enable operators to optimise service offerings.

The Pace IPH8000M IPTV STB, IPH8005M HD-DVR, and combined whole-home DVR solution have now been certified with the Minerva iTVFusion client.

Pace's IPH8000M IPTV STB supports multiple wired connectivity options, including Ethernet and HomePNA over coax. The Pace IPH8005M advanced HD-DVR uses a field-removable hard drive for DVR functionality allowing quick technician removal when servicing customer returns.

"Pace's certification on the Minerva iTVFusion platform provides exciting opportunities for both companies, and enables us to deliver a great user experience in whole-home network environments on widely deployed, industry-leading hardware solutions," said Mauro Bonomi, CEO of Minerva Networks. "With Pace, we continue to partner on innovative products and solutions for our service provider customers."