ABox42 launches new UHD/4K HEVC smart STBs

ABox42 will unveil its new M40-Series smart set-top box platform at IBC, which was developed for advanced operator projects.

The M40-Series SmartSTB supports the HEVC compression standard and is capable of playing 4K video at up to 60 frames per second.

Multichannel video recording is possible via fast external USB 3.0 hard disks or a built-in hard disk of up to 2 TeraByte capacity.

The M40 STB platform also includes fast WIFI as an option, up to 802.11ac, 1 GBit/s Ethernet, and supports built-in Bluetooth 4.0 and RF for hybrid remote controls and home control system support.

The M40 platform is based on Broadcom’s latest Ultra High Definition 10,000 DMIPS system-on-a-chip, BCM7251S.

In terms of software, the M40 STB platform includes ABox42’s SmartSDK middleware and development environment, and can be integrated into existing operators’ environments as the software stack is compatible with all other current ABox42 M-series STB platforms.

The SmartSDK supports a fast HTML5 browser-based user interface and application environments including HbbTV and all major streaming formats for OTT, IPTV and DVB are supported.

In terms of security, the M40 is ready for Verimatrix VCAS, Marlin, Playready, SecureMedia and WideVine DRMs or software-based central authentication services.

The M40 SmartSDK has been upgraded to support HEVC on both 4K and full-HD in all combinations and with all Streaming formats like HLS and DVB-T2.

ABox42 is a supplier of over-the-top (OTT), IPTV and hybrid-DVB set-top-box platforms.

ABox42 will exhibit at IBC on stand 14.J13

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