Tilgin, Minerva Networks and Latens Systems announced that they have released an immediately deployable IPTV solution that is fully integrated and ready to deploy. The solution is the result of a strengthened partnership that has grown from market demands in Europe and North America.
The pre-integrated IPTV solution includes: Tilgin Mood 300 IP Set-top Boxes, Latens FCAS Content & Revenue Protection and Minerva Network's iTVManager middleware. The ecosystem additionally benefits from a
seamless and secure migration path to advanced IPTV services, such as network PVR, High Definition IPTV and support for MPEG-4 / H.264.
"This partnership has resulted in one of the strongest IPTV solutions on the market. The combination of MPEG-4 AVC capabilities and advanced IPTV architectures provides an open platform technology infrastructure that can be tailored to the specific needs of all IPTV
service providers," says Dante Iacovoni, Marketing Director, Tilgin.
"This solution provides an easily deployed IPTV system for operators to maximize their business flexibility. I would advise any telco taking IPTV seriously to take a careful look at our system, rather than wait the months or years for proprietary single-vendor solutions
to become ready for commercial roll-out," says Andy Mathieson,Director, Latens.
The IPTV ecosystem benefits from a seamless and secure migration path to advanced IPTV services that include MPEG-4 AVC, network PVR and High Definition IPTV. The value proposition for IPTV operators includes:
Reduced deployment timeline to market and revenue
Leveraged ecosystem provides vendors with no risk pre-integration technology All partner solutions/products deployed and proven worldwide Easy implementation of advanced future services True Open Platform to empower operator choice.
"By pre-integrating three industry leading and globally proven solutions into an end-to-end IPTV system, we have solved the complexities of deploying an IPTV service. This means that operators can focus on launching and marketing groundbreaking IPTV services
that will attract and keep customers and increase ARPU," says Justin Holloway, VP International Sales, Minerva Networks.
About the IPTV Ecosystem
Tilgin IP set-top boxes provide advanced video streaming and offer dual CPU delivery of IPTV/video services, integrated Personal Video Recording with trick-play and time-shift viewing, MPEG 2 & 4 and programmable DSPs. Latens Foundation CAS (FCAS) is a conditional access system which enables a start-up to launch with a simplified but secure service without reducing the future functionality of its Content and Revenue Protection system. Minerva's iTVManager is a
complete software platform for the management and delivery of compelling and profitable television services over broadband networks. The system provides access to a variety of video services including Electronic Program Guide (EPG), Video-on-Demand (VOD),
Subscription VOD (SVOD), Pay-Per-View (PPV), Caller ID, Personal Video Recorder (PVR), and a comprehensive set of backoffice tools.
Tilgin designs and delivers premier IP customer premise equipment (CPE) for advanced triple play services: Internet access, Voice overIP, IP-TV and on-demand entertainment. Tilgin's comprehensive product
portfolio of IP Residential Gateways, Set-top boxes and related management applications, provides service providers with unprecedented return on investment – delivering new service revenues and impressive cost savings over the lifetime of the product. Tilgin was established as i3 micro technology in 1997 and is headquartered in Kista, Sweden with sales office in Paris and a U.S. subsidiary in Seattle. For more information, please visit www.tilgin.com.
About Latens Systems
Latens is a privately held company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, founded by broadcast technology experts. Latens' sole mission is to provide the industry's leading software-based Content &
Revenue Protection Systems for pay-TV and IPTV operators, as software security replaces legacy Conditional Access (CA) technology. Latens uses Secure Software Modules to maximize security and minimize the
risk of attack. Latens technology has the added benefit that it is easily extended to provide security for the PVR (Personal Video Recorder) and multiple set-top box homes. Latens business benefits include lower implementation and running costs, increased business
flexibility and major cashflow advantages. www.latens.com.
About Minerva Networks, Inc.
Minerva Networks, Inc., is the leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of television services over broadband IP networks. The company's television services management software and video processing systems are integrated into complete IP Television delivery platforms. Broadband network operators worldwide use Minerva's products and services to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications services. Minerva Networks is
headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and on the Internet at www.minervanetworks.com.