Humax has released its open platform HTML5 based smart set-top box, which it claims is the first of its kind in the world.
Humax will supply Korean cable TV operator T-broad with the smart set-top boxes based on the next generation web standard. When the STB is connected to a TV, the TV performs like a smart TV – providing interactive services like internet surfing, applications, and VoD.
Humax CEO Dae Gyu Byun said, “As cable and satellite providers are providing smart TV service that allows interactive watching one after another, smart set-top boxes are becoming more standard. With the experience Humax has earned in the last two-to-three years by releasing smart set-top boxes in full-fledging broadcasting markets such as British and German, we will try to popularise the smart box in Korea as well.”