Digital Multimedia Technology (DMT) and iWedia have released a new platform where iWedia’s Teatro-3.5 STB software solution for Android TV is running on DMT’s UHD IPTV/OTT set-top box.
DMT’s 4K/Ultra High-Definition (UHD) IPTV/OTT hybrid STB is based on the Broadcom BCM7252S STB system-on-chip and is equipped with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of Flash. It supports HDMI 2.0, RCA, S/PDIF, USB (x2), Ethernet, and Wi-Fi connectivity. A DVB attachment (S2/C/T2) is proposed as an option.
Teatro-3.5, a software solution for Android TV STB, implements iWedia’s ANDROID4TV framework and APIs to extend Android TV with broadcast and multicast Pay TV functionalities exposed as input modules within the Android TV Input Framework (TIF).
Teatro-3.5 allows access to live TV (over managed IP networks, OTT, and over DVB), on demand and catch-up services, recording and time shifting features, as well as to Android TV apps and to Google services (including Google Play Store, Google Play Movies & TV, and YouTube).
“We designed our STB to be an easy and elegant answer for the transition to 4K contemplated by Pay TV operators,” noted KW Lee, CTO of DMT. “By combining iWedia‘s Teatro-3.5 software with our UHD IPTV/OTT hybrid STB we provide a one-stop-shop state-of-the-art solution to IPTV operators which choose the Android TV eco system,” he added.
“We are delighted to have performed the porting of our Teatro-3.5 STB software solution for Android TV on top of DMT’s STB,” said Sunghoon Kim, VP Sales at iWedia. “Being pre integrated with a STB maker like DMT allows us to bring a better Time-To-Market to IPTV operators looking for a solution for Android TV,” he added.
The announcement coincides with TV Connect, which opens Tuesday at the ExCel centre in London., where the new platform is being demonstrated.