Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) is releasing the ADB-7820C-DEV set-top box (STB), designed to support OCAP developers and MSOs that are introducing HD OCAP to their networks.
Building on the ADB-3200C-DEV platform, the ADB-7820C-DEV is an OpenCable-compliant DOCSIS/DSG STB with a Host 2.0 CableCARD interface. It assists with the development and testing of OCAP applications in a real-world environment, enabling the uptake and rollout of OCAP. The STB will launch in early Q3.
The company will also release an HD advanced video coding hardware and software development kit next month, and the company expects to have multiple OpenCable products available for shipment by the year's end.
ADB recently entered into a distribution agreement with Border States Electric (BSE) to target telcos with its ADB-3800W STB. The company has also launched HD AVC hybrid satellite/IPTV STBs with Island Media.
ADB is already an established player in Europe with its digital TV systems and software solutions, but the company is trying to break into the expanding cable, IPTV and business satellite markets here in the U.S.