Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), a supplier of IPTV set-tops in Europe, is trying to break into the North American market through an alliance with Minerva Networks. The two announced the certification and immediate availability of Minerva's iTVManager IPTV services management platform and ADB's new high definition (HD) IPTV set-top box.
In combination, the products will enable telcos to deliver television services to their subscribers using standard definition (SD), HD, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats.
The ADB-3800W digital set-top box incorporates both SD and HD television reception and is based on MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC. They are immediately available for commercial deployment through ADB's distributor Border States Electric, in Fargo, N.D.