ADB to play pivotal role in the Connected Age with IBC launch of Connected Solutions

ADB News - Connected Age

  •  ADB’s personal and business TV and IoT solutions enable service providers to monetize the new connected world
  • Launches ConnectedOS platform for managing connected devices and IoT applications

 02 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB today announced a strategic move to address the growing convergence of TV and IoT with the launch of ADB Connected Solutions at IBC 2015 (Hall #4.B52).

The new range of application specific software solutions are designed for Personal and Business TV and IoT. They are built on ADB’s proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, combined with a clear vision for the future needs of the Connected Age. ADB Connected Solutions will enable service providers to maximize the opportunities brought by the new Connected Age and deliver compelling connected experiences that today’s consumers crave.

The rise in Internet connectivity has dramatically changed how society works and plays and created an era that some are calling the Connected Age. By 2020, it is estimated that there will be 26 billion connected devices, 8 billion people with either mobile or fixed broadband and 1.5 billion homes with digital TV. As a result the pay-TV and IoT markets are bursting with opportunity and service providers are looking for new ways to deliver TV and IoT services to consumers and businesses that drive revenues and profitability.

“This is a new chapter for ADB – we are building on our past experience and securing our future. We have a strong vision in the new Connected Age and we are focused and committed to make this a reality for our customers and their consumers,” said Peter Balchin, CEO of ADB. “We believe that in an age of Internet connectivity, there is a need for fast and reliable and cost-effective solutions that ensure consumers and businesses are always connected.”

Along with its Connected Solutions, ADB has also launched ConnectedOS, a hybrid cloud and device centric platform for developing, deploying and managing connected devices for video and the Internet of Things.

ConnectedOS is the backbone of all of the ADB Connected Solutions and acts as a transition layer between a wide range of connected technologies, industry platforms and protocols, simplifying integration, speed to market and reducing the cost in delivering connected services to clients.

The new portfolio of Connected Solutions is designed to drive change and enable new business opportunities in the Connected Age:

  • Personal TV – delivers seamless TV experiences across any screen, allowing consumers to watch their favorite content across set-top boxes, mobile devices and PCs
  • Personal IoT – manages and unifies smart home applications, helping consumers to run their lives more smoothly
  • Business TV – delivers video and digital signage across any screen in any location, providing consumers with information and entertainment in a range of commercial environments. Includes hotels, bars, gym, hospitals, educational institutions and quasi-residential living spaces
  • Business IoT – improves the efficiency of critical business processes and provides ongoing lifecycle management, in turn providing consumers with better products and services

ADB will be debuting its Connected Solutions and ConnectedOS platform at this year’s IBC show. Visitors to the show will be able to see demonstrations of the solutions first-hand on stand #4.B52.

About ADB

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative solutions for personal and business TV and Internet of Things (IOT). We understand how the Connected Age is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services.

Our Connected Solutions bring together our proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling our customer’s to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers crave. We know what success looks like because we are empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Press Contact

Gerald Wood

+49 170 244 54 81

[email protected]

Cyfrowy Polsat and ADB partner to enhance personal TV experience

ADB News - Personal TV

02 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland: ADB and Cyfrowy Polsat today announced a collaboration to co-develop solutions for the delivery of advanced TV services. ADB and Cyfrowy Polsat will combine their technologies and engineering expertise to deliver compelling, personal TV experiences built on ADB’s newly launched ConnectedOS cloud platform and high quality set-top boxes produced by Cyfrowy Polsat.

Cyfrowy Polsat is the largest pay-TV provider in Poland and one of the leading satellite platforms in Europe. The company offers viewers access to 160 channels as well as services such as pay-per-view (PPV), video on demand (VOD), online TV, catch up TV and multi-room. In 2007 Cyfrowy Polsat set up its own set-top boxes factory and since that time has produced several million devices of various specification. It also owns Poland’s largest, multiplatform online television IPLA and has a strategic aim to develop its television services across all the different devices viewers use to watch TV content.

Cyfrowy Polsat will integrate ADB’s innovative Connected Solutions and Personal TV software into its own manufactured set-top-box range, enhancing the consumer experience and bringing a new level of interaction and navigation to TV viewing. ADB will also incorporate the Cyfrowy Polsat set-top-boxes into its end-to-end solutions for Personal TV.

“Our aim is to deliver the most attractive and highest quality service and that’s why we are continually innovating to extend our consumer offering while meeting all our business needs,” said Dariusz Dzialkowski, CTO, Cyfrowy Polsat. “ADB is a renowned global player with great local knowledge. Our partnership with ADB will help us to give our customers an enhanced TV experience that will meet their TV anytime, anywhere needs. On the other hand, Cyfrowy Polsat, with its deep knowledge of the pay-TV market, brilliant business results and long-term experience in the production of pay-TV set-top boxes, will support ADB in the development of its innovative solutions.”

The ADB ConnectedOS platform will be launched at IBC 2015. ConnectedOS is a hybrid cloud and device centric middleware platform for developing, deploying and managing connected devices and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. By bridging together solutions and services, ConnectedOS is designed to simplify integration,increase speed to market and reduce the cost in delivering connected services to clients.

“In the new Connected Age, it is more important than ever to be able to rapidly deliver solutions that meet consumer demand, but also increase ARPU and reduce churn for operators and service providers,” said Peter Balchin, CEO of ADB. “Our expertise, combined with our Connected Solutions, positions us as a great partner in the digital TV market. We are excited to be continuing our working relationship with Cyfrowy Polsat, and enabling compelling, personal TV experiences supported by Cyfrowy Polsat’s state-of- the-art hardware.”

ADB’s Personal TV solution is an innovative and feature rich end-to-end offering that enables operators and service providers to meet the challenges of evolving media consumption and consumer behavior by delivering video and other content seamlessly to pay-tv platforms, multi-device and OTT deployments. At the heart of the Personal TV solution is ADB’s award winning video software application Graphyne TV, which supports video delivery for linear TV, DVR, on-demand and OTT TV.

ADB will be showcasing its Personal TV solution and ConnectedOS platform, along with a range of its Connected Solutions, at this year’s IBC Show, on stand #4.B52.

About ADB

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative solutions for personal and business TV and Internet of Things (IOT). We understand how the Connected Age is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services.

Our Connected Solutions bring together our proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling our customer’s to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers crave. We know what success looks like because we are empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner and Vodafone.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Press Contact

Gerald Wood

+49 170 244 54 81

[email protected]

About Cyfrowy Polsat

Cyfrowy Polsat is the biggest media-and-telecommunications group in Poland. The group has 6.1 million contract customers and provides 16.4 million services in such areas as mobile telephony, pay TV and Internet access. The group includes: Cyfrowy Polsat – the operator of the biggest satellite TV platform in Poland and the provider of state-of-the-art multimedia services, Polkomtel – the operator of Plus mobile network and the leader of LTE technology who relies on the latest solutions for the services it develops for its customers, Polsat TV – the leading Polish commercial TV broadcaster who offers 26 popular TV channels which generate viewership of 24%, IPLA – the leader on the video on-line market with around 4.3 million users. Cyfrowy Polsat’s satellite TV platform offers access to over 160 Polish-language channels, more than 45 HD channels as well as to such state-of-the-art services as PPV, VOD Home Film Rental, Multiroom HD, Catch-up TV and TV online. It also offers a Mobile TV service which relies on DVB-T technology. Cyfrowy Polsat has its own factory which manufactures set-top boxes. The company also provides broadband Internet access services while using LTE and HSPA+ technologies. Since May 2008 Cyfrowy Polsat has been listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange.

For more information see: www.grupapolsat.pl, www.cyfrowypolsat.pl

ADB Debuts Connected Solutions for TV and IoT at IBC

ADB - News - IBC

02 September 2015 – Geneva, Switzerland: IBC 2015 sees the launch of ADB Connected Solutions, a range of TV and IoT solutions that enable service providers to maximize the opportunities brought by the new Connected Age. Including Personal and Business TV and IoT, ADB’s Connected solutions brings together its proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, ensuring customers build successful businesses and deliver compelling connected experiences that today’s consumers crave.

The rise in Internet connectivity has dramatically changed how society lives and plays and today, we are living in a truly Connected Age. From the way we watch television to how we manage our homes and business processes, Internet connectivity is providing control over our personal lives and business practices. ADB is at the heart of the Connected Age, Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with its powerful, flexible and cost effective first class solutions:

  • Personal TV – delivers seamless TV experiences across any screen, allowing consumers to watch their favorite content across set-top boxes, mobile devices and PCs
  • Personal IoT – manages and unifies smart home applications, helping consumers to run their lives more smoothly
  • Business TV –delivers video and digital signage across any screen in any location, providing consumers with information and entertainment in a range of commercial environments. Includes hotels, bars, gym, hospitals, educational institutions and quasi-residential living spaces
  • Business IoT –improves the efficiency of critical business processes and provides ongoing lifecycle management, in turn providing consumers with better products and services

Along with ADB Connected Solutions, the company has also launched ConnectedOS, a hybrid cloud and device centric platform for developing, deploying and managing connected devices for video and the Internet of Things. Acting as a transition layer between a wide range of connected technologies, industry platforms and protocols, ConnectedOS simplifies integration, speed to market and reduces the cost in delivering connected services to clients.

Peter Balchin, CEO of ADB said, “The Internet has affected every aspect of our lives – from the way we watch television, through to how we manage our energy consumption and even drive our cars – and as a result there is a growing demand for faster connectivity and services, always/everywhere. Our Connected Solutions and ConnectedOS platform address the many different challenges our customers face in the new Connected Age, empowering change and providing new business opportunities in an increasingly connected world.”

Visitors to the show will see ADB’s Connected Solutions and ConnectedOS platform on stand #4.B52.

About ADB

ADB is Connecting Lives and Connecting Worlds with innovative solutions for personal and business TV and Internet of Things (IOT). We understand how the Connected Age is changing consumer consumption and driving demand for powerful, flexible and cost effective connectivity and services.

Our Connected Solutions bring together our proven expertise and 20 years of award-winning industry firsts, enabling our customer’s to build successful businesses and deliver the connected experiences consumers crave. We know what success looks like because we are empowering some of the world’s leading content distributors, pay TV and broadband operators including A1 Telekom Austria, Border States Electronic, Canal Digital, Cox Communications, Graybar, NC+, Swisscom, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Telenet, Time Warner Cable, Vectra and Vodafone.

ADB has a passionate and dedicated team of over 550 people, including a 350 strong engineering team. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Press Contact

Gerald Wood

+49 170 244 54 81

[email protected]