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AirTies: STB to go

A portable wireless set-top box, small enough to fit into a handbag, is one of the centrepieces of AirTies’ IBC stand.

Measuring just 10 x 10cms, the miniature STB attaches wirelessly to the IP gateway and can easily be moved from room to room. It features RF remote control and home automation capabilities to enable remote programming and is portable enough to take anywhere.

The combination of the Air 7405’s Wi-Fi connectivity and the device’s miniature form factor makes it a ‘set-top box to go’, says the company, allowing consumers to take their HD viewing experience with them to the next room or the next country.

The STB wirelessly connects to the home gateway and works on any unmanaged internet connection, effectively unbundling the provision of the pay TV service from the broadband service offering and opening up new revenue stream opportunities, AirTies believes.

The Air 7405 is a small OTT/IPTV STB and now available in trial quantities. It uses the latest Broadcom 7250 system-on-a-chip (SOC) chipset with 5K DMIPS CPU, an HEVC decoder, and USB 3.0 plus AirTies’ wireless video connectivity. It comes complete with built-in 2×2 802.11ac wireless connectivity, operating at 2.4 or 5GHz frequencies, together with AirTies Mesh Technology, allowing consumer self-service installation and extending wireless coverage.