ADB builds new products using MediaTek chipsets

21 November 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB has selected MediaTek as a chipset provider for its latest satellite STB platform. ADB, as a leading provider of advanced systems for Pay-TV and broadband operators, is currently deploying its products for major Pay-TV operators in Europe and Australia.

The selected high-performance MediaTek chipset, which supports 4K resolution, is ideally suited to the growing consumer demand for high-quality entertainment experiences and makes ADB’s platform future-proof. The platform runs on ADB software, which is easy to configure and ready to be expanded with next-generation services. This software is part of the overall system, which ADB provides to Pay-TV operators to enable them to offer highly compelling features to their subscribers.

“The design of MediaTek’s chipsets is a model example of a perfectly balanced ratio between price and supported features without compromising quality. We are glad to build our products based on this solution.” – said Krzysztof Biliński, CTO at ADB.

“Pay-TV operators are looking for feature-rich and reliable platforms to support next-generation entertainment. With ADB’s new platform powered by MediaTek, consumers can enjoy the latest high-quality 4K content with best-in-class user experiences.” – said Winson Hsu, Assistant General Manager of MediaTek Intelligent Device Business Group.

 

About ADB

ADB has 24+ years history in offering innovative and high-quality full system solutions for content distributors, TV operators and hospitality property owners, who want to deliver best-in-class video and  broadband services to their customers.​

ADB combines innovation, system integration, 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/

Telenor deploys ADB’s graphyne2™ Pay-TV system

13 September 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of CPE and complete solutions for TV and broadband networks, has today announced that Telenor, the largest provider of telecommunications and digital services in Norway, has started to deploy ADB’s best-in-class graphyne2™ Pay-TV system to all subscribers connected to Telenor’s Cable and IP network.

ADB’s graphyne2™ solution includes an ADB designed Service Delivery Platform and Client Software, enabling Telenor to provide its services through a single back-end to all users’ devices including set-top boxes, tablets, smartphones, Apple TV, PCs and Android TV based devices.

ADB’s system significantly improves the way Telenor manages its Pay-TV and streaming services, including access to major OTT content providers through a single User Experience on the STB. This enables Telenor to become the prime content aggregator with personalization of content to subscribers.  Voice Search function provides an easy way to find requested content across multiple sources.

An advanced dashboard within the graphyne2™ solution enables various configuration changes across the whole subscriber base in minutes without the need of expensive and time-consuming software upgrades.

Together with the graphyne2™ delivery, ADB introduced in Telenor the ADB OMM extended suite of professional services supporting uninterrupted operations, monitoring and maintenance of the system. Operating-Monitoring-Maintaining the Telenor Network and the ADB system lets Telenor focus entirely on its business operation and customers.

“After the first deployment in Poland, the graphyne2™ deployment in Norway is the next major milestone in providing our customer base with the best-in-class Pay-TV system and related services. We are highly confident that further deployments of this system will follow soon. On an ADB provided hardware or on a 3rd party hardware solution.” – said Rolf Seibl, Deputy CEO at ADB Group.

 

ADB will be demonstrating its complete offer of innovative systems, competitive devices and compelling services for Pay-TV and broadband operators at IBC 2019 (Hall 5.B60).

About ADB

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

ADB combines innovation, system integration, 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/

CANAL+ Platform once again selects ADB to deliver next generation UHD satellite solution

12 September 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of CPE and complete solutions for TV and broadband networks, has announced today that CANAL+ Platform, the leading Polish satellite Pay TV service provider, has selected ADB’s UHD satellite solution to provide its subscribers with advanced TV services in 4K resolution.

ADB’s UHD satellite solution powered by innovative software, also designed by ADB, provides highly compelling features like multiple recordings, fast channel change and access to multi VOD libraries. This future-proof platform enables CANAL+ to give access to a rich portfolio of high-quality content, both via satellite and through the Internet connection. It also facilitates access to multiple OTT content providers and offers the latest generation Wi-Fi module for more convenient and more reliable network connectivity.

“We are delighted that we can introduce the next generation satellite platform to CANAL+.  ADB and CANAL+ cooperation dates back to 2006, when we jointly launched the first HD platform in Poland; after 13 years, we are now introducing to the market yet another best-in-class solution. We are confident that the advanced hardware design of the new satellite set-top box, leveraging all capabilities of our software, will enable CANAL+ to create an attractive and competitive offering that all subscribers will appreciate.”- said Jacek Galik, SVP Sales at ADB.

“ADB is well known for its high-quality solutions that make CANAL+ services perceived by the subscribers as very good and reliable”. The quality of ADB systems, the successful long-time cooperation and the continued delivery of innovative features were the reasons why CANAL+ once again has selected ADB as its solution provider.” – said Jarosław Kordalewski, CTO at CANAL+ Platform.

 

ADB will be demonstrating its complete offer of innovative systems and services for Pay TV and broadband operators at IBC 2019 (Hall 5.B60).

About ADB

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

ADB combines innovation, system integration, 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 selected by Foxtel to deliver a premium hospitality solution for the Australian market

18 June 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB, a leading provider of CPE and complete solutions for TV and broadband networks, has today announced that Foxtel, one of Australia’s most innovative and dynamic media companies,  has chosen vuTyme™ – ADB’s interactive TV hospitality solution – for deployment across Australia. vuTyme™ is a premium hospitality system enabling operators to deliver extensive program offers along with a wide range of interactive multimedia services outside of the residential environment.

Foxtel has led the delivery of Australia’s best TV entertainment experience to millions of customers across streaming, cable and satellite platforms. With ADB’s vuTyme™, Foxtel will bring the world’s best commercial technology to deliver the experience that guests want and the features that business operators need.

ADB vuTyme™ system is based on a three main elements: a cloud-based back-end management software component that allows eliminating on-site system control hardware, an advanced, multi-function set-back-box, and a highly intuitive client software. The system interfaces with a variety of hotel Property Management Systems (PMS), facilitating automatic integration of the vuTyme™ related transactions with the guest’s main hotel bill. By deploying vuTyme™, Foxtel will transform the entertainment and technology experience across Hotels, workforce accommodation sites, aged care homes, small medium businesses and pubs and clubs.

“When designing and developing the vuTyme™ system, our guiding concept has been always to maintain a delicate balance between the needs of a broadcaster such as Foxtel, business establishment operators and the ultimate end-user: a TV viewer”, says Malgorzata Boron-Ott, ADB Executive VP for Business Control and Special Projects. “I think we have achieved our objective hence we are truly delighted to see such a leading media company as Foxtel choosing our solution.”

 

“We are thrilled that Foxtel has chosen to have the most advanced In-Room-Entertainment solution, vuTyme™, to offer to their customer base of hoteliers, hospitals, and other commercial properties. In turn, those customers and their clientele will experience an exceptional video platform that may be best described as intelligent simplicity” – said Chris Dinallo, SVP and GM of ADB Americas.

ADB vuTyme™ offers both the broadcasters and hotel operators an extensive set of features indeed – carries-on Dinallo, who had introduced vuTyme™ to Foxtel – many of them developed as a result of our previous years-long and very broad experience with large American MSOs. Examples of such features include easily customized channel line-up, a seamless interface with various PMS (as already mentioned above), flexible messaging that includes emergency alerts and targeted advertising, signage carried out with the help of a standard vuTyme™ terminals and TVs, as well as local insertion of various own content and extensive system monitoring.

While the CPE and system monitoring is important to ensure high quality user experience and minimize service cost, remote control of the network devices parameters allows for customization of the broadband access service known as “guest paywall” – very helpful in flexible marketing of the broadband service.

 

At the same time, the easily deployed and operated digital signage offers either the operator or a property manager (or both) a flexible advertising and/or information billboard functions realized through a use of a TV screen and a standard vuTyme™ CPE.

The vuTyme™ features and functions available to a guest are no less extensive, turning TV viewing into a true interactive infotainment service: from the basic, locally broadcast, linear channels, news and weather to Foxtel’s premium sport, entertainment and movies programming that a guest can experience either linear or on-demand. Two functions that truly distinguish vuTyme™ from its competitors are video content casting from a mobile device and the DVR Lite.

The first one allows a guest to watch on the hotel TV screen a content that he/she may wish to access through his/her mobile device, while the second one facilitates an easy and convenient way to pause, rewind and then resume any live content with a single push of a button.

All above services are presented through an elegant user interface in many languages and with an interactive guide.

“Foxtel searched the globe to find the best guest engagement platform for commercial premises and is delighted to develop this technology with ADB for the Australian market. Our first key design principle was ensuring the technology delivered a best in class service and support experience for our customers. The flexible and scalable architecture delivers cloud managed service customisation and integrates with our customers’ brands, operations and systems. Certified, trusted and tested, it’s a smart technology stack for businesses.

Just as critical is delivering a better than home experience for our commercial customers and their guests. vuTyme™ enables Foxtel to deliver, for the first time, all of our live and streaming content, any content the business wants to screen; and casting of any content that the user brings with them.

In this category and commercial market, this is truly the world’s best technology” – said Steve O’Connor, Group Director of Commercial Premises at Foxtel.

“We are delighted that we can introduce vuTyme™ to the Australian market in cooperation with such an innovative and leading entertainment provider like Foxtel. It will be a great opportunity to leverage all the capabilities we included in vuTyme™ and let the operator, property owners and guests benefit from it” – said Grzegorz Michalak, Project Technical Director at ADB.

 

ADB selected by Polish operator INEA to modernize its IP-based pay-TV system called HIWAY

03 April 2019 – Geneva, Switzerland: INEA, one of the largest pay-TV operators and broadband service providers in Poland, chose ADB system graphyne2™ to fulfill its objectives in migration to a new, IP and fiber based advanced pay-TV system. The solution enables the operator to further expand its service to mobile devices, offering a multi-screen TV service to its subscribers.

graphyne2™ facilitates aggregation of media content from various sources and provides the end-user with a new, intuitive and easier way to browse it. For the operator, the solution facilitates monitoring of both the graphyne2™ system components and the CPEs, and gives the tools for respective analytics.

The entire solution is managed by a highly advanced backend system, consisting of ADB’s own as well as 3rd party subsystems – all architectured and integrated by ADB.

In addition, ADB delivered high-performing set-top boxes which allow watching video with 4K resolution. The devices, fully designed by ADB, include latest technology Wi-Fi module (802.11ac) for receiving video streams through the wireless home network.

“Advanced, reliable solutions and system integration expertise from ADB enable operators to innovate and provide best in class TV entertainment to their subscribers. We are delighted to be able to offer INEA’s viewers an attractive solution, helping INEA to fulfill its business needs and meet its strategic objectives” – said Jacek Galik, SVP Sales at ADB.

“At INEA we always focus on delivering innovative broadband and TV services with the highest possible quality. Launching the new platform – called HIWAY – is just the beginning and we are still working on the further development of this platform. We want to offer a compelling service allowing us to bring great entertainment to our subscribers.” – said Michał Bartkowiak, Vice-President at INEA.

 

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]