Swiss-based digital TV systems supplier Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) is poised to supply its latest high definition (HD) internet protocol television (IPTV) set-top box to Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica.
ADB won an order to supply Telefónica with hybrid digital terrestrial television (DTT) and IPTV set-top boxes last June, following trials of Telefónica's Imagenio service in Madrid and Alicante.
Now ADB says it is providing the "world's first deployment of a hybrid, single-chip, high-definition IPTV set-top box incorporating Advanced Video Coding (AVC)" to Telefónica.
"ADB and Telefónica have successfully and closely collaborated on the field trials of the Imagenio high-definition service during this summer's FIFA World Cup," said Jose Antonio Castillo, home product manager at Telefónica Spain.
"The availability of the ADB-3800TW high definition set-top box is allowing us to prove our network for the delivery of high-definition television services, ensuring that we will once again be ahead of the competition in progressing the innovative services and technology that we offer our customers".
The ADB-3800TW is an advanced digital set-top box incorporating standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) television reception based on MPEG-2 and H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC).
ADB also provides IPTV set-top boxes to Germany's HanseNet service, Alice homeTV, as well as Italy's FastWeb and Belgium's Telenet.
Lovelace Consulting | 11.09.2006