ADB implements Wi-Fi Mesh Technology

03 September 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for TV and broadband networks, has today announced the addition of a new Mesh solution to the company’s portfolio. Designed specifically to support broadband and TV operators in delivering reliable wireless connectivity, ADB Mesh improves the coverage and performance of Wi-Fi networks.

“At ADB we know very well how important it is for our customers – multi-play operators, to deliver at reduced system cost a reliable high quality broadband connectivity and best-in-class TV experience. Especially these days when their subscribers consume more and more high density content from the Internet. With our Mesh solution, operators are equipped to accomplish their goals on service delivery.” –  says Rolf Seibl, Deputy CEO at ADB.

One of the unique advantages of ADB’s Mesh implementation is its interoperability. ADB’s Mesh works seamlessly across different Wi-Fi hardware chipsets and, because it is EasyMesh™ ready, it can cooperate with all new Mesh solutions coming to the market in the future.

Moreover, ADB offers its solution in two versions: standalone, which can be added to the existing home network, and a more effective integrated version, where Mesh technology is implemented in all ADB devices (broadband gateways, set-top boxes and mesh nodes), making the deployment of Wi-Fi Mesh network much simpler and optimized.

Additionally, ADB utilizes its unique expertise in broadband industry to further improve the Wi-Fi performance and user experience. The company develops its own, more advanced versions of fundamental algorithms responsible for Mesh nodes positioning and steering the client devices between them. Both algorithms are essential to build the most efficient network topology and provide smooth transfer of the client devices between Mesh gateway and nodes.

ADB’s Mesh solution is a complete proposition for the operators, that includes: Cloud Platform for configuration and management, a user-friendly application for easy Mesh nodes’ installation, a portfolio of ADB devices supporting Mesh technology and Epicure – diagnostic and troubleshooting platform ensuring the best quality of service.

Mesh solution as a part of ADB’s comprehensive offer for pay-TV and broadband operators will be presented at IBC 2018 (Hall 5. B60).

 

ADB empowers TV and broadband operators to ensure the Ultimate Quality of Service

27 August 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for TV and broadband networks, has today announced that, at this year’s IBC, from September 14 to 18 in Amsterdam – visitors of the ADB booth (5.B60) will be able to see demonstrations of epiCure – the company’s real-time diagnostic and troubleshooting platform. It allows operators to deliver their services with the highest possible quality.

“IBC is a great opportunity for ADB to demonstrate that the company is a true one-stop shop, able to supply operators with all the essential components to build and deliver best-in-class services. epiCure is definitely a significant part of our offer and what’s most important, it can be applied to both Broadband and TV operations.” – says Rolf Seibl, Deputy CEO at ADB.

epiCure collects data from different sources including the operator’s systems, external databases and users’ devices. Based on the processing of a large amount of data, the solution enables problems prevention, diagnostics and resolution. It supports the service providers in locating the root cause of the issues and facilitates proper troubleshooting.

The use of BIG DATA technologies in epiCure allows to perform even deeper data analysis to foresee possible service degradation and consequently correct issues before they occur. This equips the operators with an amazing tool for predictive maintenance and care.

The platform also supports help desks in triggering the analytical tests, monitoring specific KPIs and finally solving problems for the consumers.

The big advantage of epiCure is its configurability. Operators can easily set up the analytical part, KPIs, real-time alerts as well as the dashboards required for presenting measures, statistics and the overall status of the network.

Keeping viewers constantly engaged is the path to retain subscribers

20 August 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for TV and broadband networks, has today announced that, during IBC show in September, the company will be presenting graphyne2 Personalization Hub, the latest extension to its complete graphyne2 solution.

To help TV operators in addressing the needs of today’s TV viewers, the company extended its solutions with a set of advanced tools, enabling service providers to personalize their offers for the subscribers. The result is a state-of-the-art user experience filled with personalized content recommendations available across all users’ screens.

“Once attracted by the right content, subscribers have a high barrier to switch to another service or to a different service provider. The right content not only matches their habits and taste, but also is always available on demand, through every possible device.” – says Rolf Seibl, Deputy CEO at ADB.

On top of that, ADB’s solution gives additional possibilities. It enables content aggregation from all sources like live channels, VOD, catch-up, recordings and OTT applications (Netflix, HBO GO, Showmax, etc.) and allows to prepare a wide range of recommendations for the users, so that they could always find something interesting.

With graphyne2 Personalization Hub the operator can personalize all kinds of content or messages coming to the users. For example marketing messages promoting operator’s additional services or advertisements – they can be tailored for every targeted user segment.

What is more, the operators can constantly improve the whole user experience and its efficiency, using Monitoring and Analytics system that collects information about users’ behavior, content consumption as well as application usage. Based on this information service providers can adjust the UX, modifying its configuration to better serve the analyzed users’ needs. Also, knowing the level of the content consumption, the operator has a data-based tool to negotiate offers with content providers.

graphyne2 UX customizations and configurations can be introduced in real time to better shape the service. It gives additional possibility to provide different version of the service to various parts of the population and decide which scenario is the most beneficial for the business.

In conclusion, ADB’s graphyne2 with Personalization Hub enables the operator to create a service that users will value as a high-quality offer, accurately prepared and personalized for them. This will prevent churn, improve the stickiness of the offer and create a strong relationship with users.

graphyne2 Personalization Hub and other complementary solutions for pay-TV and broadband operators will be presented at IBC 2018 (Hall 5.B60). 

Furthermore, we are very pleased to announce that ADB’s graphyne2 Personalization Hub is shortlisted for “Best TV user experience – product innovation” in the CSI Awards 2018

http://www.csimagazine.com/awards/shortlist18.php

ADB delivers complete and unrivalled solutions for pay-TV and broadband

ADB has been delivering end-to-end solutions to the biggest pay-TV operators for many years. With all the acquired experience and unique integration skills the company is now a fully equipped one-stop shop having such a comprehensive product range, that probably no other company has.

ADB’s portfolio meets the expectations of today’s TV and broadband operators who want to quickly adapt their offering to the rapidly changing market requirements and deliver modern multi-play service.

In short, ADB offers all essential elements needed for efficient TV content delivery, regardless of the operator type or delivery network, including:

  • high-performing set-top boxes,
  • graphyne2 software suite with its essential components: client software for all types of devices, multiscreen UX, backend system, video headend and app store,
  • complete set of Personalization and Monetization tools including ADB Recommendation Engine, Monitoring & Analytics, Marketing Automation, Advertising and UX configuration,
  • epiCure – a real-time diagnostic and troubleshooting platform ensuring the Ultimate Quality of Service.

But this is just a fraction of ADB capabilities because the company is also a well-known provider of comprehensive broadband solutions, serving biggest telco operators around the world. The company offers advanced broadband gateways with a complete software stack featuring the latest networking technologies like Mesh, boosting the Wi-Fi networks to the next level of performance, coverage and reliability.

This combination of products well integrated into one solution by ADB allows the operators to deploy new, competitive services faster, at the lower cost but also to retain current base of subscribers and attract new ones.

There will be field deployments for European operators still this year, proving those capabilities but the ADB will be also demonstrating its complete offer for the operators at IBC 2018 (Hall 5.B60).

Furthermore, we are very pleased to announce that ADB’s graphyne2 Personalization Hub is shortlisted for “Best TV user experience – product innovation” in the CSI Awards 2018

http://www.csimagazine.com/awards/shortlist18.php

ADB announces vuTyme v5 at HITEC

  • vuTyme constantly evolves to meet growing demands of today’s travellers 
  • Adding to the feature-rich capabilities, vuTyme improves guest-experience with “Fast-Config Wi-Fi”
  • New Analytics engine helping hoteliers better serve the guests’ needs
  • Book an appointment by emailing sales@vuTyme.com

June 18, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB the leading provider of premium business TV solutions has today announced that it will be presenting the next version of  vuTyme –  interactive hospitality TV solution at HITEC show in June. To meet the hospitality industry’s growing demand to enhance the guest experience, the company has equipped vuTyme with two new features. Fast-Config Wi-Fi which allows guests to connect their mobile devices to the hotel’s Wi-Fi network by simply scanning the QR code displayed on TV screen. Whereas for Hoteliers and MSO Providers, vuTyme has added an analytic engine that provides crucial information of which services are important to guests.

“Now, in its 8th year of deployment throughout the US, vuTyme maintains its leading position by offering more innovate, feature-rich services to Guests, Hoteliers, and MSO Providers,” said Chris Dinallo, CTO & General Manager of ADB vuTyme Business Unit. “Improving the guest experience while lowering the hotelier’s total cost of ownership, combined with easy to deploy and maintain in-room TV solution is our mission. This is our win-win-win strategy.”

Here are a few other coveted features of vuTyme:

  • vuTyme entertains guests with more than 200 HD channels, a searchable IPG, thousands of free Video on Demand titles and a Pay-Per-View offering.
  • Industry’s leading and patented DVR-Lite™ technology for Pause/Play of LiveTV.
  • vuTyme tells guests what they want to know via: folio view, hotel amenities, local attractions, news, weather and a dedicated branded channel. Plus, vuTyme gives guests meetings information and group agendas via digital signage in rooms and public spaces.
  • vuTyme tells guests what they need to know via its new Emergency Alert Messaging system. Guests will be notified in detail on the in-room TV whether they should exit or stay in the room to keep them out of harm’s way.
  • Additionally, using vuTyme guests can check out or order room services without the need to contact the reception desk.

“With vuTyme, hotels and guests now have value features that entertain, inform, and enrich the in-stay experience,” Dinallo said. “Better yet, we deliver vuTyme using the hotel’s existing cable infrastructure, reducing costs and time of installation. vuTyme also integrates with more than 40 PMS systems, including Oracle/Micros, and it has interfaces to a dozen-plus Guest Services Systems. Hoteliers with limited budgets, who are looking to offer the tools that today’s travellers demand, can now turn directly to ADB and vuTyme,”

Hoteliers and MSO Providers interested in learning more about vuTyme v5 are encouraged to visit ADB at the HITEC event, June 18 to 21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.

For more information email info@vuTyme.com

vuTyme’s new features improving the Guest In-Room TV Experience to be unveiled at HITEC

  • Once again, ADB’s vuTyme™ – a state-of-the-art hotel interactive TV solution will be demonstrated at the Booth #345
  • Come and see how ADB is reinventing iTV for hoteliers and guests
  • Discover vuTyme™ and its leading innovations including:
    • DVR-Lite™ – Pause LiveTV
    • Emergency Alert Messaging – keeping guests safe
    • Screen-casting
    • And other new features to be announced at the show 

June 12, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland In the 8th year of vuTyme’s deployment, ADB will be exhibiting its latest innovations at HITEC. For over two decades, the company has been quietly helping to deliver award-winning television viewing experiences to hotels, homes, and businesses around the world. ADB’s technology is installed in nearly 300,000 U.S. guestrooms representing the industry’s top brands. It’s one of the fastest-growing hospitality iTV solutions in the world, and the 2nd most deployed interactive iTV platform in the U.S. hotel market.

Successful entertainment solution for hospitality TV means providing high quality, easy to use, fast and reliable services that create the best in-room experience for guests while offering a true service platform for hoteliers,” said Chris Dinallo, ADB’s CTO and General Manager of vuTyme Business Unit. “At HITEC, we will exhibit our latest release of vuTyme with its rich features and utmost reliability. MSO Providers and Hoteliers looking for an in-room entertainment platform that is quick to install, simple to manage, easy to customize with branded features, and offers the lowest capital and operational expenditures of all competing solutions, should meet with ADB in Booth #345.”

To schedule an appointment with ADB during the show, email sales@vuTyme.com

For more information about vuTyme email: info@vuTyme.com

About ADB

ADB is a one-stop shop offering innovative and high-quality full system solutions for content distributors, TV operators and property owners, who want to deliver best-in-class video and broadband services to their customers.​

ADB combines innovation, software and hardware expertise with user expectations to provide reliable and fully integrated products with a guarantee of on-time deployment and long-term support.

The company is a valued partner of choice to service providers and operators around the globe. ADB’s solutions empower the world’s leading content distributors, Pay-TV and broadband operators.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com/

 

ADB supports Netia in delivering reliable and high-performance networks

16 April 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for broadband networks, has today announced that Netia, one of the biggest Polish telco operators, has chosen ADB’s latest generation gateway VV 5822 to deliver reliable and high-performance multimedia services to individual and business customers.  The platform equipped with ADB’s Epicentro software is a complete solution that will allow the operator to offer high-speed internet access and a wide range of interactive multimedia services.

Netia has always been known in Poland for its very efficient and complete service.
With ADB’s solution the operator will be able to fully leverage its network capabilities and offer outstanding performance to its customers.

Netia will use ADB’s state-of-the-art VV 5822 gateway series which features high-speed networking through 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual radio 802.11ac/n Wi-Fi. Additionally, the device supports advanced IP-based telephony services.
ADB’s Epicentro software, which works on VV 5822, perfectly complements efficient hardware design enabling the operator to better utilize network bandwidth and deliver best-quality IPTV services.

“The decision made by such a big telecommunication player like Netia, to adopt ADB’s access gateway, confirms that our broadband solutions are reliable, efficient and cost-effective and what’s most important address the needs of today’s end-users who demand advanced networking capabilities. We are excited to cooperate with Netia and enable individual users as well as small and medium businesses to enjoy best-in-class broadband services across Poland“ – said Jacek Galik, SVP Sales at ADB.

“Netia offers one of the fastest internet connections in Poland, with download speed up to 900 Mb/s. To be able to fully use such parameters, our clients need modern and advanced network devices. ADB’s latest generation broadband gateways fully leverage the advantages of our fiber optic FTTB/ETTH networks and guarantee reliable Internet and innovative TV services, both via cable and Wi-Fi” – adds Bartłomiej Zaremba, Director of Network Development and Management Department at Netia.

About Netia

Netia Group is one of the largest telecommunications operators on the Polish market, which employs almost 2,000 people in 70 locations throughout the country. The Capital Group includes, among others: Netia S.A., Internetia Sp. z o.o., Telefonia Dialog Sp. z o.o., Petrotel Sp. z o.o., TK Telekom Sp. z o.o.

Netia (as R.P. Telekom) was founded in the early 90s by a group of Polish entrepreneurs – enthusiasts, supported by American investors from telecommunications sector. Initially, the company provided telephone services, gradually extending the offer with data transmission, broadband Internet and digital Pay-TV.

The company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2000. The majority of shares are held by Polish investors (Mennica Polska, FIP 11 FIZ, Nationale-Nederlanden OFE, Aviva OFE, PZU OFE “Złota Jesień”).

Netia’s fibre optic backbone network is nearly 20 000 km long. It connects metropolitan networks in over 50 cities and provides several independent international connections.

Netia Group owns over 30 000 telecommunications facilities (including buildings, racks and antenna masts) and the number of network nodes (PoP) belonging to the Group exceeds 81 000.

More than 70 percent of A and B class office buildings and over 2,5 million residential units in Poland are estimated to lie within Netia’s network range.

Every third link belonging to the Netia Group’s companies allows data transmission at speeds exceeding 100 Mb/s. In 2020, as part of the “Network of the XXI century” project, entire Netia’s network will be modernized to the fibre optic standard. 

About ADB

ADB is a one-stop shop offering innovative and high-quality full system solutions for content distributors, TV operators and property owners, who want to deliver best-in-class video, broadband and IoT  services to their customers.

ADB combines innovation, software and hardware expertise with user expectations to provide reliable and fully integrated products with a guarantee of on-time deployment and long-term support.

The company is a valued partner of choice to service providers and operators around the globe. ADB’s solutions empower the world’s leading content distributors, Pay-TV and broadband operators.

BIG NEWS AT HT-NEXT: ADB Now Selling vuTyme IRE Direct to Hotels

  • Demand for the vuTyme in-room entertainment solution is growing in markets outside of ADB partner distribution footprints
  • From installation to support, vuTyme is being offered as a turnkey service to all hotels, brands and management companies
  • ADB will continue supporting vuTyme through its MSO partners
  • ADB is proud to be a gold sponsor at HT-NEXT, book appointment by emailing sales@vuTyme.com

 March 01, 2018 – Geneva, Switzerland – ADB has big news for attendees at HT-NEXT in March. To meet the hospitality industry’s growing demand for vuTyme, the company is now selling its popular in-room entertainment solution direct to hotels. Previously sold through the U.S. cable operators only as a white-labelled iTV solution, vuTyme is now available as a turnkey solution – from installation to support – via ADB.

Hoteliers interested in learning more about this new direct-to-hotel program are encouraged to visit ADB at the HT-NEXT event, March 12 to 14 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.

“vuTyme is no longer hospitality’s best kept secret; it’s now a name that’s on the lips of hotelier’s coast to coast thanks to our highly-successful and intensive two-year marketing initiative,” said Chris Dinallo, CTO & General Manager of ADB vuTyme Business Unit. “Our business model has always been to sell directly to cable operators through an exclusive white-label relationship. However, what has become apparent is that many hotel management companies that have numerous properties spanning across different MSOs don’t want to deal with multiple MSOs; therefore, by selling directly to the hotels, ADB is bringing everyone together, satisfying the needs of hotel operators and hand-delivering new customers to the MSOs. Our partnership with the cable operators remains intact; they will support our customers on the back end, while we service our customers on the front end.”

According to Hospitality Technology’s 2018 Lodging Technology Study, more than half (53%) of hoteliers plan to make some change with smart TVs and/or technologies that enable

guests to stream content, placing the technology as the top guest-facing priority. As more guests arrive on property with their own devices and content, demands to stream and cast that content will increase. vuTyme gives guests easy access to their personal accounts and content via over-the-top applications and Screencasting. vuTyme’s vuCaster streams or “casts” personalized programming from YouTube, Netflix, Pandora and other premium content providers onto the bigger in-room screen to deliver a frictionless customer experience without the guest having to provide their account login credentials.

Here are a few other coveted features of vuTyme:

  • vuTyme entertains guests with more than 200 HD channels, a Searchable IPG, thousands of FREE Video on Demand titles and a Pay-per-view offering.
  • vuTyme tells guests what they want to know via folio review and check out; hotel amenities and local information; news, weather and sports programming; service requests; and a dedicated branded channel. Plus, vuTyme gives guests meetings information and group agendas via a digital signage for in rooms and public spaces.
  • vuTyme tells guests what they need to know via its new Emergency Alert Messaging system. Guests will be notified in detail on the in-room TV if they should exit or stay in the room to keep them out of harm’s way.
  • vuTyme gives guests a voice by rating their stay experience, providing social media connections, inputting housekeeping or maintenance service requests and receiving hotel/group messaging direct to the in-room TV.
  • vuTyme is also available in a scaled-back version called vuTyme Lite. It offers an All-IP digital platform that reduces the cost of the in-room device. With reduced software features, no third-party licensees, and the new low-cost in-room device, total cost of ownership to the hotelier is as a much as 40 percent less.

“With vuTyme, hotels and guests now have value features that entertain, inform, and enrich the in-stay experience,” Dinallo said. “Better yet, we deliver vuTyme using the hotel’s existing coaxial cable or Ethernet, saving costs, space and power consumption. vuTyme also integrates to more than 40 PMS systems, including Oracle/Micros, and it has interfaces to a dozen-plus Guest Services Systems. Hoteliers with limited budgets, yet who are looking to offer the tools that today’s travelers demand, can now turn directly to ADB and vuTyme.”

ADB wins new project with Melita

16th  November 2017 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of solutions and services for multimedia convergence, has today announced that the advanced quadruple-play cable operator, Melita, has chosen ADB to implement the commercial launch of its TV service.  Melita will benefit from ADB’s vast experience in the STB market together with innovative applications applied through RDK middleware.

This new customer relationship aims to quickly deploy a variety of new RDK based services which will enhance Melita’s offering to its customer base. The RDK enabled deployment radically speeds up time to market and creates a competitive, flexible and attractive solution.

Melita uses the innovative ADB 1750CF HD HEVC STB with Wifi, and four tuners, providing cutting edge technology.

“Thanks to ADB’s middleware and STB expertise, we are able to provide our customers with innovative services and benefits. The ADB STB with its RDK 2.x middleware solution enables Melita customers to enjoy a combination of interactive services such as 7 days catch-up, video on demand and recordings in cloud. It also allows multiple recordings at any one time, and the ability to “split the screen” and watch 2 programmes simultaneously”, said Simon Poljsak, Product Manager at Melita.

‘The effectual middleware performance, simplicity of use and the low energy consumption of the ADB STB are some of the reasons why Melita decided to work with ADB – We are really proud to count Melita amongst our customers’ said Lennart Broers, SVP Sales Western Europe.

About ADB

ADB is an innovative provider of solutions and hardware for personal and business TV, broadband, and Internet of Things (IOT).

The company’s connected solutions bring together its proven expertise and over 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling customers to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences that consumers expect in a digital world. ADB has been empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators since it was founded in 1995.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400-strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has Sales, Research & Design offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com

About Melita

Melita is a diversified and advanced quadruple-play cable operator offering converged telecommunications services. The company offers IP based digital cable TV, broadband Internet, fixed-line telephony, and mobile voice and data services. It also owns and operates an undersea submarine optical fiber cable; a co-location data centre built to Tier 3 specifications as well as a next-generation Wi-Fi service across the Maltese islands.
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4K Set-Top-Box with ADB technology driving the nc+ offer

Starting this week, nc+ customers will enjoy the new 4K Set-Top-Box powered by software developed by experts from ADB, a renowned leader in innovative digital broadcast solutions.

This is the first time that Polish satellite TV subscribers will be able to watch and enjoy content in ultra-high definition 4K including live channels, movies from VOD libraries and  internet services. Soon the operator plans to broadcast the first transmission of sports events in 4K, and in the future intends to further broaden the 4K content package.

In addition to the rich set of standard Set-Top-Box functionalities, a trademark feature of UltraBOX+ with ADB technology is multirecording involving simultaneous recordings of three programs in the background while watching the fourth channel live. In addition, quick response time and fast zapping ensure swift switching between channels, which further enhances the viewing experience.

The power of proven, fully integrated modern solutions from ADB, combined with digital converters, enables a viewer to seamlessly access this new functionality via a single satellite antenna cable. This demonstrates ADB’s focus not only to deliver modern technology but also to make it simple to use and deploy.

“The 4K UltraBOX+ product is an example of yet another joint success and our strong partnership with nc+. In fact over ten years ago, together with nc+, we introduced the HDTV standard to the Polish market and launched our first HD platform. We initiated the revolution in television reception and viewer experience. Since then, nc+ has applied many  ADB pioneering solutions such as: PVR, pushVOD, Multiscreen, Internet TV, etc. to create an attractive, innovative and feature-rich offer. We are very pleased that the operator has again chosen ADB technology to create UltraBOX+ and that together we are initiating the 4K era, once again ahead of the competition. This is the proof that we are a leader in the deployment and integration of modern technologies” said Jacek Galik, Vice President of Sales at ADB.

About ADB

ADB is an innovative provider of solutions and hardware for personal and business TV, broadband, and Internet of Things (IOT).

The company’s connected solutions bring together its proven expertise and over 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling customers to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences that consumers expect in a digital world. ADB has been empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators since it was founded in 1995.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 400-strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has Sales, Research & Design offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

For more information, visit www.adbglobal.com