SmartLabs to Supply UHD STBs to the USA
SmartLabs will deliver to Innovative Systems the state-of-the-art SML-5112W STBs with RDK support. The two companies have worked closely together to develop a device to address the evolving needs of the US service provider market.
The first contract involves the supply of Innovative Systems branded devices and a key focus has been high quality wireless video delivery. Each device has a built-in 4x4 802.11ac wireless module that supports both client and access point functionality and supports the delivery of both unicast and multicast video around the home.
SML-5112W natively supports the Reference Design Kit (RDK) and Innovative Systems has integrated their "APMAX IPTV Middleware". Together, this offers service providers the flexibility of the RDK with the proven market leading features of Innovative Systems’ IPTV solution.
“At the request of Innovative Systems, Smartlabs produced a new premium UHD set-top box, SML-5112W, for the US market. The box was enhanced with a powerful wireless module to deliver high-quality video delivery and hotspot connectivity. The STB natively supports the Reference Design Kit (RDK) to simplify integration with an operator's video platform. Our extensive experience in the development of software for subscriber devices and our capacity to design and manufacture STBs to meet the demands of leading service providers are key points of differentiation for SmartLabs and we will continue to leverage these to expand our global presence,” SmartLabs CEO Mikhail Grachev says.
SmartLabs is a leader in the development of service delivery platforms for interactive digital television (IPTV, OTTtv, hybrid IPTV/DVB), advanced client applications and user interfaces, next generation set-top boxes, and other innovative solutions for service providers and corporations.
With nearly 1,200 systems in service throughout North America, Innovative Systems is one of the leading suppliers of hardware and software for the independent communications market. Innovative Systems provides crucial enhanced voice services for residential and business subscribers along with hosted solutions to manage call centers and over 80 different SIP Phone models. Innovative Systems also provides IPTV middleware along with VOD, Cloud DVR, ReStartTV, and HLS Packaging.