The IBC show kicked off today in Amsterdam with ADB demonstrating a slate of products that support content delivery from multiple networks, as well as the ability to move multimedia around consumers’ homes.
“Our next-generation set-top box solutions have been created with the sole motivation of pushing the consumer pay-TV experience to unprecedented levels, while containing both complexity and cost of deployment and ownership for operators,” said ADB CEO François Pogodalla. “With already more than three quarters of our sales coming from hybrid products, we know how demanding it is to design reliable, efficient devices that support wide and local area convergence and still deliver the best performance on the basic functions of watching television.”
ADB’s demonstrations at the show include:
- Multi-device content sharing – ADB is demonstrating how its DLNA-certified set-top boxes interact with other DLNA-enabled devices such as gaming consoles and mobile phones.
- Enhanced DVR experience with full-time control – ADB said its Smooth-View mode lets consumers fully control their DVR viewing experience: The smooth backward and forward functions allow consumers to accelerate or slow down recorded programs, to create their own replays or to speed up videos while keeping perfect audio and image quality.
- Web 2.0 services on the TV – This demonstration highlights the enhanced navigation needed to give consumers a better television experience when faced with thousands of video choices.
- Multi-room DVR – Show attendees can see how simple it is for consumers to start watching a program in one room and continue watching in another. They can also schedule future recordings or watch recorded programs from their bedroom through their non-DVR set-top box.