SmarDTV, a Kudelski Group company, has announced that its third generation System-In-Package (SIP) technology has been selected by Altech, a specialist in set-top box technologies with manufacturing facilities in South Africa, to provide the local retail market with a new HD set-top box for OpenView HD, South Africa’s first free-to-air digital satellite TV platform.
SmarDTV’s System-in–Package (SIP) technology has evolved through market deployments in Asia and Latin America as well as through a significant amount of innovation in the product. The new SIP version selected by Altech for the South African market is based on latest generation chipsets that bring the highest level of security to the STB/CPE market.
“With the SIP technology, SmarDTV significantly reduces complexity which not only enables local manufacturing but also greatly improves time-to-market, which is the main challenge of most projects”, comments Pascal Lenoir, CEO of SmarDTV. “We are truly pleased to see that our investment has reached this level of maturity and is supporting industrial development in South Africa with new value-added services and important job creation in this growing market.”