HEVC-enabled STB from Dune HD
March 19, 2014
Nick Snow @ TV Connect
Dune HD, the specialist in full HD media players and connected set-top boxes, has unveiled its new HEVC-capable Dune HD TV-204.
It says it is the leading IP set-top vendor to demonstrate HEVC compatibility publicly with the TV-204, the first cost-effective full-featured set-top box to support HEVC.
According to Dune HD, HEVC-encoded content can be 50 per cent smaller than comparable H.264 / AVC, allowing tremendous bandwidth savings for operators and streaming service providers. The TV-204 supports Full HD resolution, all streaming formats, including DRM / CAS from Verimatrix and other leading technologies, and web interfaces Webkit and HTML5 included. Dune HD offers flexible middleware options with highly competitive prices, and plans to sample the TV-204 model in Q2 with mass production in Q3 2014. Additionally, new Dune HD products will support UHD 4k beginning in Q3 2014.
“Our commitment to operators includes leading the industry in innovation, and support for HEVC demonstrates this focus,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, President and CEO of Dune HD. “HEVC poses tremendous opportunities for operators to deliver higher quality content at far lower costs, saving bandwidth and resources that benefit both the industry and consumers. We are happy to demonstrate a new HEVC product so early in the growth of this exciting new technology.”