Milestone confirms rapid growth of IPTV and Motorola global leadership
HORSHAM, Pa., April 4 // -- Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT)
today announced that it has shipped its one millionth Internet Protocol (IP)
"Communications companies worldwide are expanding into video through
IPTV," said Doug Means, Motorola Corporate Vice President and General Manager.
"Motorola has an extensive history as an innovator in designing advanced video
delivery networks. Now, we are helping redefine the IP video experience to
include interactivity, personalization and access to content."
In addition to set-tops, Motorola's leadership in IPTV extends to
providing end-to-end video solutions that enables service providers to bring
reliable IPTV services to market quickly. Motorola's flexible platform
includes network infrastructure, video headend and transport, industry-leading
MPEG-4 encoding, and connected home devices.
The 1 millionth set-top -- the VIP1510 -- represents a significant advance
from the first IP set top shipped in May 2001. It is part of a portfolio that
includes a range of IP set-top series with support for a hard drive for DVR
functionality and personal video storage as well as the ability to process
MPEG-2 and MPEG-4/AVC in standard definition and high definition. There are
also hybrid models for combining IPTV with digital terrestrial broadcasts.
Motorola IP Set-tops
Motorola has architected video delivery networks for more than 50 years,
and Motorola IPTV solutions have enabled more than 70 operators worldwide to
realize measurable business performance improvement. The one millionth IPTV
set-top shipment milestone is the latest in a series of achievements Motorola
Connected Home Solutions has celebrated, including the shipment of its
50 millionth digital cable set-top box in October 2006.
In February 2006, Motorola acquired Kreatel Communications, a leading
developer of innovative IP-based digital set-tops. Kreatel brought innovative
IPTV set-top software and hardware solutions to European telecom operators and
ISPs, augmenting Motorola's existing portfolio and allowing for significant
flexibility for operators deploying IP-based video services around the globe.
With Motorola's proven expertise in emerging standards and new network
architectures, one part of Motorola's IPTV platform is its VIP series IP-based
set-tops support standard and advanced video codecs, digital rights management
(DRM) solutions, and a variety of middleware platforms.
One compact, outstanding IP set-top is the Motorola VIP1200 which supports
HD and standard-definition (SD) high-quality digital video. Its two-way IP
capability allows it to be used in multiple applications, including Multicast
TV and VoD. The VIP1200 includes a high-end microprocessor and enhanced
graphics to decode HD and SD digital TV, as well as high-quality surround-
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experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
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