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ABOX42: third generation STBs get smart

At IBC ABOX42 will announce its new line of third generation hybrid DVB receivers combining DVB reception with full IPTV and OTT capabilities. The new M-Series hybrid smartSTBs will launch with three models: M-15S2 with DVB-S2 support for satellite TV reception; M-15T2 for reception of DVB-T and DVB-T2 signals; and the M-15CO for use in DVB-C cable networks.

All three models integrate advanced Internet functionalities that combine DVB, IPTV and OTT TV services. The new M-Series hybrid SmartSTBs support the newly launched OPX TV client, which provides an advanced user Interface to costumers for integration of DVB and IP service delivery.

Services provided include unified channel lists for DVB and IP channels; multilanguage EPG with extended content such as long descriptions, pictures and trailers; local and network PVR and time-shift support; and forward and backward EPG for catch up and restart TV.

The M-Series hybrid STB line supports the ABOX42 SmartSDK development environment for operators, system integrators, middle ware providers and developers to integrate the platform into custom environments. The line includes an advanced HTML5 browser with support of multiple browser tabs and multiple layers for management of different service layers like the user interface, HbbTV/red-button services, menus and third party applications on the same screen.