Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with software company SoftAtHome to launch a compact, low-priced HEVC set-top box.
The new box was built by AirTies and is powered by SoftAtHome’s universal player, based on its SOP embedded software platform for home gateways, set top boxes and media servers.
The device also supports AirTies’ Mesh Technology, which allows consumers to extend their wireless coverage around their home at the push of a button, and allows 802.11ac wireless connectivity operating at 2.4 or 5GHz frequencies. It also includes the HEVC/H.265 video decoding standards.
“Operators are challenged to meet competing requirements. They typically want high-end features like HEVC streaming support, while on the other hand also needing cost-effective entry-level devices. At the same time their subscribers expect modern form-factor devices with tiny footprints that give access to content from any source and can be displayed on different screens.With SoftAtHome’s agile software platform, we are able to address these three different requirements in a single device,” said Philippe Alcaras, CEO ofAirTies.
Michel Degland, CEO of SoftAtHome added: “We are pleased to extend our partnership with AirTies, leveraging their leadership on WiFi technologies such as Home Meshing to deliver the best and most cost-effective solution to our customers.”
AirTies is exhibiting at IBC on stand 5.B33. SoftAtHome is on stand 4.A51
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