Skyworth Launches New Range of DVB-T2 Set-Top Boxes Supporting High Efficiency Video Coding
One of the world’s largest set-top box manufacturers expects move to significantly expand its European presence
Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co., LTD. (000810.SZ), a global provider of smart home solutions and the world’s fourth largest set-top box manufacturer, today launched its new range of DVB-T2 High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) solutions which supports a variety of features and offers operators a new generation of future-proof terrestrial receivers.
HEVC – the new video compression standard and successor of the current H.264/MPEG-4 AVC standard – is able to either obtain a much better image quality with the same bit rate or achieve higher data compression while maintaining image quality by halving the file size. As a new standard that allows for better compression, HEVC guarantees that boxes deployed today will work on the systems of tomorrow.
Skyworth’s solution provides end-users with an advanced and inexpensive way to access the new channels enabled by the network immediately.
“Germany is taking the lead in migrating from DVB-T to DVB-T2 with HEVC and other countries are expected to follow,” said Angélique Boissy, VP Global Sales at Skyworth Digital. “With Germany making this commitment to the DVB-T2/HEVC network and enabling HD on DTT in the country for the first time, this is the perfect time to make our solution available.”
In addition to focusing on the terrestrial market, this new series of receivers will also be available with a number of conditional access platforms and middleware options. The DVB-T2 HEVC solutions feature internet access for streaming content and USB-PVR for recording.
Skyworth Digital has also revealed its plans to showcase the digital home of the future at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam this weekend.
Incorporating the latest technologies, trends and concepts – including Ultra-High Definition (UHD), Integrated Social Media, Multi-Screen/TV Anywhere solutions, Home Automation and Mobile Integration – Skyworth Digital plans to highlight how tomorrow’s trends can be integrated and packaged for end-users in the future.
Visitors to IBC can find the Skyworth Digital at Stand A31 in Hall 5.