Pace has announced that its pre-integrated software, conditional access and set-top box solution has been selected by three Indian cable operators, Delhi Distribution Company (DDC), Faction Digital, and New Delhi and Kozhikode Cablecommunicators Ltd.(KCL), Calicut, to support their move to digital services. Pace has designed its pre-integrated solution to provide a cost-effective alternative to operators who need a high quality payTV platform but don’t have the time or infrastructure to manage multiple technology partners or complex systems integration work.
Pace’s pre-integrated solution incorporates Pace’s Tungsten device software and Titanium Conditional Access System (CAS) as standard on a Standard Definition (SD) or High Definition (HD) set-top box. The Indian version of the solution includes a Pace India-developed user interface (UI) created specifically for local consumer browsing preferences in terms of colour and design, including a button on the box itself so that users can operate all functions if their remote control is missing or out of action.
India is currently in the first phase of a government-mandated transition to digital TV services, with full switchover required in 2015.