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ADB to launch push VOD, content sharing, more

Thu, 09/06/2007 - 9:10am
Mike Robuck

Advanced Digital Broadcast is keeping ahead of the digital curve by developing several new technologies for service providers.

ADB, which has previously launched hybrid IPTV set-top boxes in Europe, said it will launch several new technologies, including push VOD, multi-room content sharing and Internet TV/OTTV.

At IBC 2007, ADB said it will introduce a digital video recorder designed specifically for IPTV operators, but didn’t say when the DVR will be available. The hybrid unit is AVC-based and compliant with SD and HD transmissions at MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 levels. It also offers the additional benefit of hybrid recording from both DVB-T and IP transmissions.

ADB will unveil a new solution for operators wishing to maximize opportunities posed by InternetTV/OTTV. ADB’s ADB-3810TW combines IPTV, digital terrestrial TV and HDTV in a single unit. The product is based on a single-chip architecture that provides decoding of MPEG-4/H.264 content.

ADB has also teamed up with T-Com Innovations to present a live demonstration of T-Com Innovations’ interactive Web-on-TV pilot for which ADB has been selected to supply its ADB-3810TW set-top boxes.

For cable operators, ADB will also demonstrate a number of DOCSIS and DVB-C products at IBC, including the ADB-3800C HDTV unit. Following the drive toward separable security and open standards in North America, the company’s latest fully OpenCable compliant solution featuring CableCARD and OCAP middleware and applications will also be unveiled in Europe for the first time.

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