Motorola has announced the shipment of its one millionth IP set-top box. The unit in question was a VIP1510, the specifications of which are a far cry from the devices that first shipped in May 2001, being part of a range where the specifications include DVR and HD functionality and dual MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 functionality. More than 70 operators worldwide have now deployed Motorola IPTV solutions.
Motorola’s position in the European IPTV set-top market was enhanced by the February 2006 purchase of the Swedish concern Kreatel Communications. The developer’s software and hardware solutions have subsequently been incorporated into the Motorola range.