IBC 2012 – AMSTERDAM. Stand 1.F76. Echostar expands its Android-powered range of set-top boxes with a new hybrid solution enabling access to DVB TV services alongside IP-based entertainment including games, apps and on-demand content.
This new product, the Echostar HDX-410, is designed to receive DVB and IP-delivered content and services whilst home networking support ensures that it can also act as a powerful multi-room solution. The HDX-410 will enable TV operators and telcos to deliver a wide range of DVB and IP-based services to their customers cost effectively, including broadcast and on demand TV plus smart TV applications. The HDX-410 supports the industry’s leading digital rights management and middleware solutions and ultra-low power operation to meet European energy efficiency requirements.
“Following close collaboration with the market following the introduction of our first Android-powered IP platform at IBC last year, we were aware that it was important to follow up with the addition of broadcast and DVB support to add to the versatility of the product”, commented Rhod Williams, SVP and general manager of EchoStar in Europe. “Initially appealing primarily to IP and over-the-top service providers, this updated platform adds an even higher level of flexibility and targets TV operators who wish to combine broadcast TV services with entertainment delivered over the IP channel in a single cost effective platform”.