As a result, the telco’s customers can now enjoy a number of features including live TV, VOD, network PVR, time-shift TV, USB PVR and fast channel change on the new STBs.
Commenting on the development, Roxana Baias, marketing director at Telekom Romania, said: “Zenterio OS has been successfully powering our IPTV STBs for the last several years. Recently, we wanted to introduce a new STB hardware vendor and model to optimise hardware sourcing and leverage the harmonisation strategy in Deutsche Telekom Group.
“Zenterio OS made the introduction of new set-top boxes efficient and smooth, without any requirement for software integration. As the expense of the porting was a fraction of a full end-to-end integration project, Zenterio’s solution resulted in an efficient way of using resources for Telekom Romania.”
Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio, added: “Zenterio enables Telekom Romania to use the same STB models as its parent company, Deutsche Telekom Group. Taking advantage of the investments at the group level not only saves money, but also provides access to value generating technologies that will keep Telekom Romania’s offering ahead of the market.
“Through the flexibility of Zenterio’s platform, Telekom Romania can integrate and launch new services on multiple boxes, from different hardware vendors, in an efficient and unified way. The harmonised software allows Telekom Romania to add enhanced features easily as the market evolves, ensuring that its subscribers always have access to the most compelling content and the best user experience.”