WISI Communications and Austrian IP.NETCOM have launched a new hybrid set-top box for the Multi Screen Content Management System (AiMS) combining HbbTV with classical IPTV.
TV and broadband internet are merging faster and faster. Drivers of this pan-European development are SmartTVs and mobile end devices combined with a changing consumer behavior. For network operators who would like to keep their ability to compete in this changing environment it is more and more important that they are able to provide HDTV content and multimedia services in any network on all available fixed and mobile devices.
WISI and its partner IP.NETCOM have developed their comprehensive AiMS. Now the two partners have presented HbbTV via classical IPTV with a STB that is using the ETSI DVB-IP standard. Reception of DVB-IPTV channels as well as the ability to detect DVB-IPTV channels via the SAP protocol is fully compliant with the respective ETSI standards. Furthermore the STB has a CI+ slot and embedded security with card pairing to give the end-customer the choice to subscribe to any pay-TV package he or she prefers.
AiMS presents the available services in an identical lay-out and correct resolution on PCs, flat screens, smartphones, tablets and set-top-boxes with the highest possible bandwidths. According to the motto „Any video from any source to any device in any network” the user is able to take the service to any place with his tablet or smartphone.
IP.NETCOM is a supplier of interactive multiscreen solutions with more than ten years of experience in planning and realizing IPTV/CMS and over six years in FTTH. Their AiMS software platform offers the possibility of interactive TV in all networks, to all end-user devices and for all project sizes (any number of clients).
AiMS is fully platform independent and scalable. The development is based on international standards. Customers of IP.NETCOM are cable TV operators, utility companies, FTTH network operators, hotels, local broadcaster and the housing industry.