Netup Develops First Android-based IPTV solution

Russian Company Netup has become the first company to develop First Android-based IPTV solution. Called for Android, which is the client for NetUP IPTV Middleware, is a new easy to use graphical user interface developed to allow users to access all IPTV features, such as TV channels with pause and rewind options, TV on Demand, Electronic Program Guide (EPG), and Video on Demand etc. The users can also get access to all Android features, such as Web browsing, social networking, gaming, and thousands of applications such as YouTube, Skype, Google Maps and others, as well. The application can be launched on any Android-based IP set-top box. Taking from Android’s virtue of multitasking, a user is able to run several applications at once and switch between them. Multi-tasking, in which applications continue to run in the background; is one of the unique offerings of Android based IP set-top boxes.

What Android-based set-top boxes with application installed, offers:

• High hardware performance of IP set-top boxes.
• Cost-effective IP set-top box with high performance: 1Ghz CPU, 512RAM, 2GB Flash.

Below is a video demonstrating the application working on Android-based IP set-top box:


The NetUP IPTV Middleware server has no major changes. Clients using NetUP Middleware with previous generation of IP set-top boxes have no need to purchase new Middleware server or new software. NetUP Middleware is compatible with Android based set-top boxes 1.7 version and above.
Both types of IP set-top boxes can work with NetUP Middleware server simultaneously: classical and Android-based ones; Making it convenient for transferring subscribers to new IP set-top boxes.

The Android OS based IP set-top boxes:

Android based IP set-top boxes offer some advantages to the user. The subscriber can access the Internet, watch YouTube videos, play games and interact with thousands of applications on TV screens. With Android being a constantly developing operation system, a user can hope to get new features and options with every new version of OS. If one considers the fact that Android OS is the fastest proliferating mobile operating system, then a user can expect, new versions and updates coming sooner than later. The quick development of Android OS is helping it capture the embedded devices market as well, with 40% to 50% of embedded devices in 2015 expected to be running Android [Data IDC].

The performance of Android-based IP set-top boxes is claimed to be better compared to classical set-top boxes. The Android-based IP set-top boxes are built on ARM architecture with graphics hardware acceleration. Some of the IP set-top boxes are equipped with modern Cortex-A8 processors. The Android-based IP set-top boxes are much more cost-effective than most of the classical ones, as well. --------

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