NDS, a provider of technology solutions for digital pay-TV, and SES AMERICOM, a satellite operator and service provider in North America, showcased at NXTComm a live demonstration of the IP-PRIME IPTV service integrated with the NDS Metro middleware solution. Using Amino 130 set-top boxes (STB), the companies ran live TV feeds delivered from SES AMERICOM's IP-PRIME broadcast center and demonstrated the full capabilities of its IPTV solution. NDS Metro is an integrated IPTV middleware offering that provides a turnkey solution for telecommunications companies and broadband operators.
The live demonstration at NXTComm showcased key functionalities of the Metro solution such as a full-featured EPG and customizable views for multichannel navigation. Metro enables the tuning, decryption and playout of AVC/H.264/MPEG-4 SD and HD channels.
By implementing Metro into the IP-PRIME service, SES AMERICOM is now able to offer viewers more options than traditional IPTV services, because the Metro platform provides a rich application development environment for interactive TV innovations. Metro is part of the NDS MediaHighway middleware family of products, which is currently deployed worldwide. Metro also provides digital rights management via NDS’ VideoGuard conditional access solution.