Antenna Technology Communications has teamed up with Ireland-based Digisoft.tv, a provider of IPTV solution, to offer scalable and end-to-end IPTV solution for IP network operators.
The comprehensive IP solution includes Simulsat receiver multibeam antenna, a satellite subsystem and MPEG-4 advanced compression. Digisoft provides the Application Management Server as well as a flexible and program guide on a Java Set Top Box. This scalable end-to-end IPTV solution is targeted toward US Tier 2 and Tier 3 Telcos. The solution, which includes Digisoft’s head-end Next Generation Service Delivery Platform ‘DigiHost’, is coupled with a new low-cost Java Set Top Box (STB). The STB runs a customizable Interactive Program Guide, Video On Demand (VOD) interface, Network Personal Video Recorder interface and application launcher with a variety of interactive applications.
Fintan Kiernan, SVP of business development at Digisoft, said: This is a critical transition point in the IPTV industry, the first generation of IPTV was all about delivery of MPEG2 standard definition video, the new generation of IPTV is much more exciting, marked by the roll out of MPEG4 high definition video, Telco’s and broadband operators are now looking much more closely at the additional services that can be layered on top of the video offering, not just to increase ARPU but to differentiate their service offering from that of cable and satellite operators. We are very pleased with our global partnership with ATCi, who are a strategic part of our channel strategy at this very exciting time in the industry.