Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, and DigitalGlue, a systems integrator, equipment provider and software developer for the production and distribution of digital video, have today announced the launch of DigitalGlue’s new MPEG-4 HD set-top boxes used by the American Forces Network (AFN).
Inview’s middleware, integrated on all of the new DVB-S2 set-top boxes, provides a compelling user interface, twin tuner PVR – to enable viewers to record multiple television programmes and enhanced EPG information. In addition, there is an extensive roadmap of features planned for this product such as Video Advertising, Messaging and Push VoD.
Over 20,000 set-top boxes have been manufactured and those that have been deployed are currently being sold through DigitalGlue’s affiliate eCommerce site (affiliate.digitalglue.com) as well as military retail outlets and its eCommerce site.
The launch coincides with a planned switchover of the military’s global broadcast infrastructure from standard definition to high definition in order to improve the picture and sound quality of its eight (HD video) channels.
“We are delighted to have played a significant role in enhancing the military’s viewing experience around the world. We are looking forward to continuing our work with DigitalGlue to deploy more innovative services” said Diego Martinez, SVP Americas at Inview.
Ray Rodriguez, Director – System Integration at DigitalGlue commented “DigitalGlue and Inview have formed a great partnership which has led to the successful launch of the new HD set-top boxes and start to the switchover. AFN has gone live on two of four regions. The remaining two regions are scheduled to be launched over the next six weeks.”