Espial today announced the commercial availability of the RDK-based Espial G4 set-top box client for IPTV operators.
Launched earlier this year for cable and hybrid networks, the new version of G4 is designed to let IPTV network operators create “an immersive viewing experience” that combines advanced TV capabilities and OTT apps, with the benefits of the RDK (Reference Design Kit) and HTML5 environments.
The enhanced G4 STB Client includes support for IP multicast and unicast of live TV, including IGMP, HLS, DASH, Local and Network DVR, VoD, TimeshiftTV and 4K UHD solutions.
Espial has also integrated IP security solutions, including Verimatrix, Microsoft PlayReady, and Widevine and offers integration with the latest OTT services, including YouTube 4K with VP9 and Widevine.
G4 supports the latest version of RDK 2.1, enabling IPTV operators to leverage the latest set-top platforms.
“Many telcos are saddled with closed, first-gen IPTV systems that are vendor-dependent and difficult to innovate on. To combat escalating competition, network operators need to deliver an immersive viewing experience which blends advanced TV, OTT and operator-specific services,” said Espial CEO, Jaison Dolvane.
Espial will exhibit at IBC on stand 5.B25
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