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UnitronGroup taps iWedia for SAT>IP software

Hervé Creff

Hervé Creff

TV software specialist iWedia is providing its SAT>IP server software to Belgian digital TV headend manufacturer UnitronGroup for integration within the latter’s Johansson 9830 multiswitch.

An early adopter of the SAT>IP standard for delivery of IP video over satellite to multiple devices in the home, iWedia has developed a SAT>IP platform comprising both a server and a client software.

UnitronGroup has integrated iWedia’s SAT>IP server software in its new Johansson 9830 multiswitch which has received SES Astra certification for V1.2 of the specification.

Targeted at multi dwelling units, equipped with four LNB inputs for Quattro or Quad LNB, and with two IP outputs, each supporting up to eight independent users on a Gigabit network, the Johansson 9830 multiswitch streams satellite TV and radio over IP towards smart phones, tablets, PC, and smart TVs.

“With respect to SAT>IP, we were looking for a software provider which would bring us both the software product and the expertise. We have been in a position to benefit from iWedia’s strong SAT>IP knowledge and to base our product development on a robust, reliable, and already certified software component designed to be easily integrated,” said Stephen Deleu, R&D director at UnitronGroup.

“We appreciate UnitronGroup’s capabilities to deliver sophisticated Digital TV headends in the market”, said Hervé Creff, VP marketing at iWedia. “And we have been delighted to accompany them in their SAT>IP multiswitch development with our state-of-the-art software component and strong expertise in the domain.”