AirTies, the wireless networking and set-top box vendor, has confirmed the integration of BeeSmart middleware with its own set- top boxes to create a high quality, interactive TV user experience. Prompted by customer demand, the integration has resulted in a design that offers support for live video streaming, video on demand and value added services like social networking and other interactive TV applications which are finely tuned to the needs of OTT and IPTV service or content providers.
The integration work was primarily initiated in response to customer demand for a set-top box to offer support for live video streaming for the OTT market, facilitated by AirTies’ support for adaptive bit rate technology. The development work also incorporates Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) technology from UI and web browser specialists Ekioh, which offers optimised high quality graphics regardless of screen definition.
In addition to offering support for Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Microsoft Smooth Streaming, the BeeSmart/AirTies platform’s other key features include AirTies’ patented mesh based wireless networking, fast channel change, simple one-step user set-up and administration, along with support for Pause Live TV, PVR using internal or external USB drive, and Media Sharing using SAMBA or Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).