ABOX42, a leading supplier of IPTV, OTT and hybrid DVB advanced set-top box (STB) solutions today announced that 1&1, a tier 1 internet and telephone service provider in Germany, has launched a multiscreen IPTV service powered by ABOX42’s M30-Series smart STB platform. With ABOX42’s STB solution, 1&1 can deliver compelling content, including live TV, VOD, catch-up TV, time-shift TV, PVR, HbbTV, and popular video streaming services like maxdome, over multiple networks.
ABOX42’s STB platform is pre-integrated with the multiscreen TV solution from Zattoo that allows 1&1 subscribers to view engaging TV content on the main screen TV as well as secondary devices like tablets, smartphones, streaming devices and PCs. With the M30 smart STB platform, 1&1 can deliver its TV services via Unicast IPTV on DSL/VDSL and fiber networks to reach the broadest possible range of subscribers. ABOX42’s M30 STB platform ensures efficient streaming of HD broadcast and on-demand content using latest generation MPEG DASH playout for live TV with multi-audio and teletext, local and cloud recording / time-shift, as well as multi DRM support. The platform’s software stack and total lifecycle management solution streamlines the STB management for the tier 1 service provider in a unique way.
“With more than 4 million DSL customers in Germany, 1&1 is a powerful player in the service provider market, and adding a compelling television offering to its portfolio will further strengthen its position,” said Matthias Greve, CEO of ABOX42. “Ultimately, 1&1 chose the ABOX42 set-top box platform based on our extensive deployment expertise, fast time to market, and support for next-generation features, including HbbTV and on-demand streaming services. Together, we’re shaping next-generation television experiences in Germany.
1&1 Telecommunication SE is one of Germany’s largest DSL and mobile telephony operators in Germany and offers DSL packages with attractive value-added services as well as mobile flat rate tariffs. 1&1 is a subsidiary of Drillisch AG and a member of the United Internet Group.
About ABOX42 (www.abox42.com) provides cutting-edge technology Set-Top-Box platforms and compelling solutions, suitable for any operator, or service provider project requiring a modern, future proof and high quality product from a mature supplier.
ABOX42 lives up to the German engineering and quality standard while providing short lead-times for its All-In-One product approach that includes hardware, software, licenses, certification and service solutions for a competitive edge. With a diverse product line, ABOX42 covers the entire range from best price-performance to ultra-performance devices, including (the full package) all the tools needed to run and manage a successful TV service.
Building off its expertise, ABOX42 recently launched its dotIO Smart Home Solution for Operators worldwide. With this Solution, Operators will be able to launch additional services, increase customer loyalty and gain stronger presence in the end-user’s home.
ABOX42’s products and services are used by Telco operators, ISP, Cable operators and OTT companies on a world-wide basis.