Dune HD is taking the hybrid set-top box a step further by integrating Hibox Systems' IPTV platform into its connected devices to create what the two companies called a "powerful" platform for IPTV providers to deliver streaming content to consumer TVs in residential and hospitality settings.
The TV-102 is one of the devices that will integrate Hibox IPTV technology. (Source: Dune HD)
"Both Dune HD and Hibox are highly focused on developing technology that is easy, affordable and flexible for operators, ensuring they fully support the content delivery goals of their subscribers," Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO of Dune HD said in the press release. "Building out our set-top boxes with the most advanced middleware is a great benefit to our customers and one that continuously adds to the value of our devices."
As part of the agreement, Dune HD, headquartered in Taiwan, will incorporate IPTV and OTT middleware that Hibox said has been deployed for use by hotels, ISPs and broadband service providers as well as healthcare facilities into Dune HD's traditional TV Series connected set-top boxes and the Connect StickSTB HDMI plug-in device that the company described as the "world's smallest full HD set-top box."
Danny Shaw, Hibox's international business development manager called the two companies a "great match," noting that "the swiftly growing global market has a strong appetite for more compact and affordable set-top box solutions."
Hibox is not DuneHD's first IPTV partner. In September last year the box maker said it was partnering with MWare to bring multiscreen content delivery to its products. At the time, Dune HD called the partnership part of a "new global strategy" to put its products in front of a worldwide audience.
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