Telecompetitor, August 31, 2017
A new Innovative Systems set-top-box is now in market trials and should be available by the end of 2017. The set-top-box currently works exclusively with Innovative Systems’ IPTV middleware platform, an Innovative Systems (IS) spokesperson confirmed with Telecompetitor.
The new STB features 802.11ac WiFi connectivity, giving operators the ability to wirelessly connect three STBs throughout a home to a base STB acting as a WiFi access point. IS says the key feature for this new STB platform is the managed WiFi function that carves out a 5 GHz WiFi channel exclusive to video.
The IS 5112W STB is built on the open source Reference Design Kit (RDK), which provides a common framework for powering customer premises equipment. This reference design should allow other applications to be written to the STB and one day it could conceivably work with other middleware platforms beyond Innovative Systems.’