Pace Micro Technology Americas has signed one of the industry's largest orders for IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) with Myrio Corp. Under the terms of this agreement, Myrio has agreed to purchase 85,000 home gateways.
The initial order will be for 10,000 DSL4000s over the next 12 months. The remaining volume will be delivered during the subsequent 18 months and will include Pace's next- generation home gateway. Pace's next-generation gateway will support low bit-rate video streams and allow operators to deploy a wider range of revenue-generating services, such as music-on-demand, personal video recording, and video telephony. Additionally, Myrio and Pace announced integration of Myrio's enabling software technology, Myrio Interactive, with Pace's DSL4000 digital home gateway to deliver interactive TV services over IP-based networks.
With this integration, Myrio will offer network operators a cost-effective set-top box platform for delivery of digital TV, entertainment-on-demand and high-speed Internet access over residential DSL and FTTH connections.
Myrio and Pace have also agreed to collaborate on future IP-based interactive TV solutions that support FTTH and wireless infrastructures.
The DSL4000 set-top features MPEG-2 decoding, an Ethernet interface and an integrated "TV-friendly" Web browser.