NDS has launched its new HD DVR - an Amino AmiNET530 STB powered by Metro middleware - for the IPTV market. SES Americom is the first customer, and it will integrate the HD DVR into its IP-Prime IPTV offering.
NDS Metro is part of the NDS MediaHighway middleware family of products, which is currently deployed in more than 61 million STBs worldwide.
The NDS HD DVR solution is showing the live streaming of 100 video channels on an AmiNET530 at TelcoTV. NDS is also showcasing one-touch recording, disk playback capabilities and the ability to schedule a recording through the electronic programming guide (EPG).
"SES Americom knows that HD is a major and increasingly larger factor in how consumers select their television service," said Walt Davis, product manager for IP-Prime at SES Americom. “Offering a DVR that delivers the same HD quality in recorded programs as the viewer experiences when watching the live program is an obvious next step in IP-Prime's solution."