IBC 2012 PREVIEW – AMSTERDAM: Stand No 5.B26. Good Mind Industries (GMI) has selected the httv’s HbbTV firmware for its new range of set-top boxes.
The first product is a HD+ SmartTV PVR ready STB offering access to the HD channels of the HD+ Astra bouquet and protected by Nagravision advanced conditional access system. The solution is Microsoft Playready DRM certified to give access to Maxdome, the leading German VOD provider.
As a fully compliant HbbTV device, it will also give access to the new generation of HbbTV services offered by the German broadcasters such as catch-up programming from ARD and ZDF, digital text from ARD, video on demand and radio applications.
GMI, is a Taiwanese Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) and an experienced provider of satellite and terrestrial equipment. GMI has a long relationship with Singapore based SindiTV, the HD+ software market leader, recently acquired by httv. By selecting httv’s HbbTV firmware, GMI is benefiting from httv expertise on the HbbTV standard to offer a technically advanced and cost effective product.
Steven Ho, President at GMI commented: “As a leading professional ODM partner, GMI has been diligently working together with first tier companies for last 20 years to provide the best technology and products. Facing the new interactive and hybrid trend, we are very excited and will insist working with professional companies such as httv to satisfy market leading brand customers like Comag”
Joachim Stroehm, senior executive president at Comag commented: “Comag’s market leading position has been established by selecting the best solution providers when targeting new market opportunities. We fully support the partnership between GMI and httv which will enable us to deliver a compelling HD+ Smart TV and HbbTV product range.”
Jean-Christophe Jubin, heneral ,anager APAC at httv said “The GMI HD+ SmartTV product is technically a very advanced solution compliant with the HD+ and HbbTV specifications, Nagra PRM DRM and Microsoft Playready DRM for Maxdome VOD portal. I’m proud that httv is now able to offer such cutting edge software solutions for hybrid STBs.”
He added “I believe that httv’s strategic decision to be a key player of the HbbTV standard is heading in the good direction as I can witness that HbbTV is also growing very fast in Asia”.
During the IBC 2012, httv will showcase the new GMI HD+ SmartTV Set Top Box.