Antik Technology has stopped producing IPTV and hybrid set-top boxes based on chipsets from ST Microsystems (STM).
This follows STM’s decision last year to stop the further development of SoC for embedded devices.
Instead, Antik is currently in the last phases if selecting a manufacturing facility for its new generation UHD devices. These will support royalty-free video codecs like VP9/10bit and AV1 for low cost devices targeting sensitive telco and OTT markets.
Commenting on the development, Igor Kolla, CEO of Antik Technology, said: “We have strengthened our position on the market by choosing flexible and low-cost PCB design allowing us adapt easily to various customers needs – from pure OTT/IP box, through home gateway up to hybrid DVB+IP receiver including extra features like gigabit switch, IoT receiver/transmitter or strong WiFI access point – all supported by power of 12000 DMIPS even in lower-end models.
“To keep our clients happy on costs side we expect to choose silicons supporting newest royalty-free codecs – VP9/10bit at the moment and AV1 in the near future”.
The new generation of set-top boxes will be on the market in the first half of this year.