Set-top box alive and well at Albis Technologies

Connected devices might get more attention, but the set-top box business is still a viable business, as Albis Technologies can attest. The company, a spinoff from Siemens in Switzerland, recently celebrated its tenth anniversary of designing advanced IPTV set-top box products and solutions.

"Since our founding 10 years ago, the Albis Technologies team has developed an extensive expertise in end-to-end IPTV systems, video coding technologies and solutions integration, enabling us to respond successfully to our customers' specific business requirements," Harald Jung, the company's CEO said in a press release.

The company's product lineage includes what it said was the world's first H.264 set-top in 2004 and the first Freeview certified hybrid IP/DVB-T set-top that featured both H.264 and MHEG-5 technologies in 2005. It has more than 500,000 units deployed worldwide.

The vendor's flagship product has evolved to cover all the technological basis, including a software development kit (SDK) that supports APIs that integrate with native or browser-based middleware clients and applications by leveraging system on a chip technology in an HD IPTV unit.

"As technology evolves and new applications arise, this technical proficiency will keep us at the forefront of providing leading-edge multimedia products and solutions," Jung continued.

For more:
- see the press release

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