Dune HD, award-winning manufacturer of Full HD media players and connected boxes for home users and operators, has announced that its innovative Dune HD Connect has won Best TV Consumer Device at the seventh annual TV Connect Awards. The world’s smallest Full HD set top box media player, the Dune HD Connect simply plugs into a subscriber’s TV HDMI socket to turn standard ‘dumb’ screens into smart TVs.
Designed to appeal to both operators and consumers, the Dune HD Connect packs the maximum video processing and connectivity into a compact StickSTB format. It makes it simple for operators to deploy streaming services by providing the most compact means of OTT and IPTV content delivery – and through its small size it can be connected unobtrusively, operating invisibly to the subscriber.
Featuring Full HD 1080p, HDMI 1.4 and built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet and future broadcast tuner options, the HD Connect sets a new standard in small size and high performance. With a micro SD slot and two USB ports squeezed into its miniature form factor, the Dune HD Connect is the smartest and most connected TV adaptor in its class.
The Dune HD Connect is easy to install for subscribers and cost-effective for operators to deploy and support. Due to its small size it fits through normal letterboxes and into standard mailboxes, removing the need for expensive courier services. Installation takes minutes, with subscribers simply plugging the device into the HDMI port on their TV and adding it to their existing Wi-Fi network. Delivered with operator-specific OTT and IPTV streaming services already integrated, subscribers benefit from immediate access to popular and premium content without needing specialist technical support or installation.
“At Dune HD we’ve built a reputation for innovation which has been recognised by winning awards across the globe,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD. “This latest recognition from the prestigious TV Connect Awards demonstrates both our engineering excellence and focus on helping operators effectively monetize their content delivery. Essentially the HD Connect provides a Smart TV experience at a fraction of the cost of other options, opening up new revenue streams to operators by upgrading the user experience for subscribers.”
The TV Connect Awards recognise, reward and celebrate innovation, excellence and achievement in the Connected Entertainment industry. Held alongside the TV Connect conference, the awards were presented at a glittering ceremony in London on 20 March 2013. The Dune HD Connect overcame the challenge of products from Amino Technologies, Qualcomm Atheros, NAGRA and Ruwido, which were also shortlisted in the Best TV Consumer Device category.