The joint platform, engineered in house by both parties, provides a state of the art platform targeting operators who require a rapidly deployable and commercially viable multiscreen service. The partnership also delivers a dedicated deployment and support team designed to remove the requirement for specialist IP broadcast expertise within the operator.
The Abox42 M Series and the Perception platform deliver a complete IPTV/OTT multiscreen TV service integrating the four key components of TV: live TV; catch-up TV; video-on-demand and cloud-based or physical PVR into one intuitive user-interface. This fully scalable IPTV platform delivers content to any connected device anywhere, anytime. The joint platform allows both established TV providers and start-up businesses to launch a branded service within a few months, delivering advanced live and on demand services rapidly and cost effectively.
Perception also provides the capability to deliver video entertainment services on a global scale utilising its regionalisation and distributed edge caching technology that removes the requirement for CDN services. Customers will also benefit from the latest technology set-top-box’s combined with Perception’s capability to provide a seamless multiscreen viewing experience. This will allow customers to begin watching TV at home on a traditional TV set and pick up exactly where they left off on a mobile device at a time convenient to the user.
ABOX42’s next generation smart set-top-box platform for Pay-TV, IPTV and OTT operators, consists of four major elements: compelling hardware; a cross platform compatible and rich SDK; essential cloud services for secure software delivery and lifecycle management. The M-Series platform provides a common standard across all of the set-top-boxes, from a cost effective IPTV/OTT STB, up to UHD/4K high end Hybrid-DVB receivers offering ease of deployment and a full range of features and price points.
John Mills, CEO PerceptionTV Ltd. Said: “TV is changing. People want to watch programmes and video anywhere, anytime so operators need to be agile enough to deliver this dynamic TV experience. Our joint IPTV/OTT multiscreen platform with Abox42 can ease this transition, offering an innovative and scalable end-to-end solution quickly and cost effectively. We recognise the importance of multiscreen viewing as much as we recognise that there is still a need for a high quality viewing experience on the main screen at home – this partnership ticks all the boxes for the user and adds enormous value to the operator.”
Matthias Greve, CEO ABOX42 said: “For us it is a great step to partner with PerceptionTV, since they are a recognised player in the multiscreen market with vast experience in delivering complete and exciting propositions to operators. The combination of Abox42’s set-top-box platform delivering a feature rich, future proof and secure solution to the first screen, along with Perception’s ability to seamlessly integrate the wireless devices, provides operators with exactly what they need.”