MTS Opts for More SmartLabs STBs
July 24 2012. Based on an open request for proposals with prequalification, in the nearest future SmartLabs will provide to the operator a batch of advanced SML-292 HD Premium STBs.
This is going to be the second delivery of this model to MTS and the third operator's contract for SmartLabs IPTV set-top boxes.
SmartLabs SML-292 Premium STBs will empower MTS customers with the most advanced interactive entertainment. In addition to supporting the highest picture quality (HDTV and 3DTV), the STBs have embedded HDDs offering access to a variety of Value Added Services, such as Local PVR, PushVoD, Pause LiveTV, recording, storing and playback of user generated content.
The STBs support multiple interfaces, including USB, optical SPDIF, HDMI with HDCP, etc.
For the first time ever, this delivery will include universal remote controls which can be easily configured to control multiple devices at once, including STBs, TVs, DVD players, or even a sound system or audio receiver.
"We are happy that the SML-292 Premium STBs broad functionality, ease of use and appealing design have been appreciated by MTS and its customers. We are looking forward to continuing collaboration between SmartLabs and MTS as the interactive television grows," said Mikhail Grachev, SmartLabs CEO.
Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and CIS. MTS serves a total subscriber base of over 100M subscribers (MTS Belarus exclusive). MTS and its branches provide GSM services in 82 Russian regions, Armenia, Belarus, Ukraine and Uzbekistan; UMTS services in all Russian regions, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Belarus; CDMA-450 services in the Ukraine. Also, MTS offers fixed voice and cable TV services in all the federal regions of Russia and in Ukraine - MTS pay TV audience has exceeded 3M households, and its broadband subscriber base is more than 1.8М. In 2012, for the fifth year in a row, MTS was named Russia's most valuable brand, according to BRANDZ™ 2010 Top-100 list published by Millward Brown, a leading global market research and consulting firm. Since July 2000, MTS has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker MBT. For more details, please visit www.mts.ru
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.
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