Dune HD has announced a new partnership with Qarva designed to enhance the IPTV experience. The integration of Qarva’s FastSwitch technology into Dune HD’s digital media players and set-top boxes will give IPTV subscribers improved interaction and higher quality through faster channel changing and the elimination of packet loss. The joint solution will be demonstrated by Dune HD on stand 17 at TV Connect MENA 2012.
An enhanced, high quality experience is proven to increase subscriber loyalty and is central to operators reducing churn and growing revenues. FastSwitch improves the viewing experience by dramatically reducing the lag associated with controlling IPTV services, bringing response times down from 5 seconds to less than half a second – in line with the speeds achieved through traditional TV broadcast channels. Through its integral Packet Loss Recovery technology, FastSwitch also eliminates IPTV issues such as picture freezing and blocking, delivering an improved viewing performance.
“Providing the highest quality user experience is critical for operators deploying IPTV services,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. “The combination of our award winning media players and Qarva’s market leading technology enables operators to meet user demands for high quality, interactive, content-based IPTV services. Enhancing the quality of experience has a direct result on increasing subscribers and reducing churn, benefiting operators deploying our combined solution.”
Qarva’s FastSwitch will be available across Dune HD’s extensive range of digital media players and set-top boxes, which combine high performance, engineering excellence and customisable features, backed up by the highest levels of content security. Dune HD’s extensive partner ecosystem, technology and market understanding makes it simple for operators to deliver consumer, ethnic and hospitality TV content through OTT, VoD and IPTV services and applications.
“Dune HD has a well-earned reputation for the quality of its digital media players and set-top boxes, with over half a million units sold across the world,” said George Mikeladze, Director of Business Development, Qarva. “Our partnership will further enhance the IPTV user experience and deliver an integrated solution for operators that is designed to overcome the challenges inherent in IP-based service delivery.”
At TV Connect MENA, in addition to Qarva’s FastSwitch technology, Dune HD will also demonstrate a number of solutions designed to meet IPTV and OTT operator needs:
– The Connected Device Framework (CDF) from Kit Digital, integrated into Dune HD products for optimum content management
– Easily customisable middleware for OTT operators from MWare
– Dune HD Connect, the world’s most compact means of OTT and IPTV content delivery in an HDMI stick