Cisco is collaborating with Vodafone Germany to develop Germany’s first 4K capable set-top box, which is being demonstrated at the IFA 2014 show in Berlin.
The Ultra-HD next-generation offering will be available to subscribers within the first half of 2015 and will be the basis for all TV receivers available from Vodafone in the future.
The Cisco Videoscape MediaHighway set-top box software will provide the operating system for the new 4K-capable hybrid set-top box, enabling the processing of Ultra HD content delivered over any mechanism. Videoscape VideoGuard Conditional Access (CA) will secure the delivery of content on the platform.
Yves Padrines, Vice President, Service Provider Video, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia, Cisco, commented: “The adoption of 4K has been a point of discussion in the industry for a number of years, and we are delighted to be working with Vodafone to move it from a theoretical discussion to reality whilst enabling their subscribers to benefit from even greater quality viewing. This deployment marks yet another first for Vodafone in Germany, who remain at the forefront of IPTV innovation.”