Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) has shipped its 50 millionth device. With each broadband gateway featuring 30 million lines of code and the new Wideband set-top box 100 million lines, ADB’s software engineers’ code would now stretch to the edge of our solar system.
Every year, 55 million TV viewers consume 80 billion hours of TV using ADB technology and 62 million individuals spend 45 billion hours online using ADB’s broadband technology. In total, operators across the world rely on ADB technology to manage 115 exabytes of data traffic each year. One exabyte is 1018 bytes and holds a hundred thousand times all the printed material in the Library of Congress.
The 50 millionth device is an ADB Wideband gateway being delivered to Canal Digital Kabel-tv in Norway. It features the ADB Carbo user interface and will run ADB Multi-Room software.
“We have reached an important milestone in the transition of the company from a traditional hardware focus to one where software and services are key,” said Peter Balchin, CEO at ADB. “This is the cornerstone of our connected homes, connected lives vision where multimedia content and services come from multiple sources and need to seamlessly move between multiple screens and devices, wherever the user happens to be.”