Minerva Networks and Advanced Digital Broadcast Ink Partnership Deal to Integrate Advanced STBs With Next Generation IPTV Middleware
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 09, 2006 -- Minerva Networks, a leader of next generation open-platform, carrier-class IPTV solutions, and Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB) (SWX: ADBN), a supplier of digital TV Set-Top Boxes, today announced that the two companies have integrated Minerva's iTVManager middleware on to ADB's latest generation of advanced, IPTV Set-Top Boxes. The two companies will collectively market solutions to telecommunications operators worldwide.
The integration of Minerva's next generation IPTV platform and ADB's advanced STB marks the beginning of a new era in TV entertainment. With Minerva's market proven iTVmanager software and the high definition MPEG-4/H.264, digital video recording capabilities of ADB's IPTV series of products, broadband service providers can quickly deploy highly personalized TV, entertainment and advertising solutions.
"With Minerva's proven, well architected interface and ADB's own proven Linux-based platform, we were able to quickly port Minerva's software platform to our advanced IPTV Set-Top boxes," said Philippe Lambinet, CEO of ADB. "ADB is dedicated to providing best-in-class solutions for our IPTV customers, and we see Minerva as being part of that strategy."
"ADB has a solid track record in the cable market and with their recent successes in IPTV, we think our customers will appreciate the high quality, and performance of ADB's products," stated Mauro Bonomi, Chief Executive Officer, Minerva Networks. "Our customers expect a flexible, powerful open platform that allows them to quickly develop and deploy compelling IPTV applications. With ADB Set-Top Boxes, our customers won't have to compromise on performance or cost."
ADB's advanced IPTV Set-Top Boxes will be on display at IBC in Amsterdam September 8-12, 2006 -- Hall 1, Stand 111 and the ADB-Minerva integrated solution will be available at the IEC Broadband World Forum in Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 12-13, 2006 in booth 4002.
About Minerva Networks, Inc.
Minerva Networks, Inc., is the leading provider of open-platform, carrier-class solutions for the delivery of television services over broadband IP networks. More than 85 broadband network operators worldwide use Minerva's products and services to deliver next-generation entertainment and communications applications. Minerva Networks is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, and on the Internet at http://www.minervanetworks.com.
Advanced Digital Broadcast (www.adbglobal.com) is a leader in the design, development and supply of high-quality products to the worldwide digital television market. The Company has deployed over 7 million Set-Top Boxes, across high-volume markets.
ADB is a member of ADB Group; ADB Group (www.adbholdings.com) is publicly listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX: ADBN).
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