The combination of IPTV and controlled online video via a hybrid set-top box continues to gain traction overseas.
German cable technology company WISI Communications and Austrian interactive multiscreen solutions provider IP.NETCOM have partnered to launch a hybrid set-top box that combines HbbTV with classical IPTV for use with the Multi Screen Content Management System (AiMS). The unit is aimed at a Pan European market moving to deliver video content across multiple visual platforms.
The new set-top, the companies said in a story in Broadband TV News, presents online content (HbbTV) via traditional IPTV using the ETSI DVB-IP standard. The boxes can also detect DVB-IPTV channels via SAP protocol and have embedded security withy card pairing for subscribers to choose and enable pay TV packages.
The boxes, most importantly, comply with AiMS, a standard formula for presenting content in its native layout but in the appropriate resolutions of PCs, flat screens, smartphones, tablets and set-top boxes, essentially serving up TV Everywhere.
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