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SmartLabs Announces Hybrid STBs for Interactive Television

Feb. 01, 2012
February, 1, 2012 - SmartLabs, a leader in the development of solutions for interactive digital television, has today announced the release of new hybrid Set-Top Boxes (DVB + IP) designed to enable interactive digital broadcast for cable operators.

Having entered the market in mid 2010, IPTV Set-Top Boxes from SmartLabs have got many favorable responses from experts and market players. This allowed SmartLabs to create unique STBs designs for its customers, including MTS, Rostelecom, MTT and others.

Leveraging on its time-tested expertise and modern trends on the digital television market, SmartLabs has developed and is now offering new hybrid STBs (DVB + IP) for digital TV operators. The basic benefits of the new STBs include optimum price/functionality ratio, modular architecture, support for different types of content protection solutions, and a superb STB design developed in collaboration with Art Lebedev Studio.

Models of Hybrid Set-Top Boxes:
• SML-303I Hybrid - a hybrid STB supporting pluggable DVB modules.
• SML-303C Hybrid - a hybrid STB with IPTV+DVB/CT support
• SML-303S Hybrid - a hybrid STB with IPTV+DVB/S support

All the new models support HD and 3D content playback. Also, they can be supplied with a SATA 2,5" hard disk drive up to 1TB. With a hard drive, subscribers can gain access to Value Added Services (Local PVR, PushVoD, Pause LiveTV), store and play back their own content. In addition, STB has a slot to install a CAM module to support the CAS card system and a slot for an external DVB module (DVB-C/T or DVB-S). On request, STBs can be fitted with additional USB connectors, memory сard slots, etc. Also, the new STBs have a built-in Wi-Fi module and can support an external USB Wi-Fi module.

"Actually, today we present a unified platform for building STBs that are designed to meet the needs of operators and their subscribers. Regardless of the content delivery technology or, say, the type of a content protection system, SmartLabs STB has become the solution of choice for IPTV providers and subscribers willing to enhance their viewing experience with all types of content", SmartLabs CEO Mikhail Grachev says.

Moreover, our well-known IPTV Set-Top Boxes - SML-282 SML-Base and 292 Premium have got new enclosures. Also, the Premium model has been enhanced with an SD card slot.

Get yourself familiar with the new STBs and other SmartLabs solutions at the company's stand at the CSTB-2012 exhibition held February 7-9, 2012 at the "Crocus Expo" Exhibition Center, Moscow, Russia.

About company

SmartLabs is the leading provider of multi-screen, multi-network solutions for the video streaming sector. SmartLabs’ solutions deliver content services to over 7 million subscribers around the globe on multiple devices from set-top boxes to mobile phones. Smartlabs' client base includes telcos (fixed and mobile), ISP's, cable operators, content and app service providers. SmartLabs partners with 25 IPTV market leaders including Widevine, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung and LG.  Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Smartlabs has offices in USA, Canada,  UK, Cyprus and has been established for over 15 years, creating innovative solutions for the interactive TV market.