‘Miami’ box brings 4K

French telco Bouygues Telecom is testing 4K transmission using its ‘Miami’ hybrid set-top box. The Android-based box blends all incoming source signals from the basic IPTV head-end transmission as well as live DVB broadcasts, OTT and Internet on Demand source material.  It can also handle 4K signals.

The 4K Ultra-HDTV signals are full 3840 x 2160 pixel in size, and the user will need a 4K display. The Miami box can also cope with game downloads, as well as Apps.

Bouygues developed the box with specialist iFeelSmart, a French start-up which is concentrating on software development for TV usage.

Beta-testers say the box is finally bringing the STB market to an era of modern design, and higher-speed “extremely fluid” functionality.

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