Thomson launches new HD satellite set-top- box


MUMBAI: Thomson has launched a high-definition satellite set-top-box(STB) .


The (HD) MPEG-4 DSI705, the satellite industry’s first STB  is capable of supporting advanced, IP-based video services over existing coaxial L-band delivery infrastructures. 


The content delivery landscape is changing dramatically as multi-room viewing becomes the next, crucial evolution of the PVR and consumers seek to supplement linear video with over-the-top IP content, “said Thomson senior vice president Connect Division Georges Laplanche. “The DSI705 allows satellite operators to compete in this increasingly competitive, IP-connected video world by seamlessly enabling IP migration over single wire technologies via simplified installation techniques.”


The DSI705 is able to deliver IP signals over the same coaxial cable as traditional L-band video and low-noise block (LNB) control signaling, allowing it to connect and communicate directly with other IP-enabled satellite STBs within the home, without additional wires or network connections.  This STB-to-STB networking is ideal for transferring content across devices or multi-room personal video recorder (PVR) viewing.  Similarly, the DSI705 is capable of connecting to broadband home networks using an adaptor, enabling satellite subscribers to transfer IP video over-the-top (OTT) to the STB for viewing on their home TV.


It also enables satellite providers to overlay their existing HD services with advanced video networking features, all while leveraging existing wiring infrastructure and satellite equipment.