Federal State Unitary Enterprise Scientific-Research Institute of Radio (NIIR) has developed a set-top boxes for telecommunications services through the TV screen

"Infokommunikator NIIR DTV" was ordered RTRS in the development of interactive television in the digital multiplex: the device provides the subscriber access to all possible broadcast networks, including early warning system for emergency and public services. The device goes on sale in early 2012 and will cost 6 million rubles.

This is ComNews learned from a representative NIIR. The system, developed in R & works on the principle of receiving data from the service providers. These further converted into a format suitable for display on the TV screen. Infokommunikator is a kind of set-top-box, which organized the reception of broadcasting DVB-T, reception of the Internet broadcast through IP-based network, access to e-government services, and even make payments via the integrated billing platform. Thus, infokommunikator — is home Over-the-top (OTT) gateway, which combines multiple receivers (terrestrial and satellite broadcasting and reception, as well as the Internet) and a return channel, which is likely to be provided through satellite.

Deputy Chief Engineer William NIIR Saryan SomNews explained that the system developed by order of FSUE "Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network" (RTRS). As previously reported SomNews RTRS spokesman Igor Stepanov, the company plans to set up the equipment for the provision of additional services.

During the round-table discussion by representatives of other departments mentioned that foreign vendors also developed similar but cheaper devices such as Orange to Livebox.

«Livebox — a box that allows users to surf the web, organize home Wi-Fi network, watch TV, listen to the radio, when connected to the device hard drive Livebox can also be used to share multimedia content (photos, videos, music) between computers — explained ComNews press service of Orange. — In Russia, a similar service for individuals Orange does not offer as we work exclusively in the corporate segment. Equipment, such as Livebox, we used in Russia in the development of solutions Easy Office. This solution is for small companies to quickly and easily organize Internet access, telephony, network Wi-Fi, a functional solution, we have also included an interesting option, only the corporate segment — a virtual PBX auto attendant. "

"In Broadcasting signal is sent to the receivers of subscribers — the receiver only receives a signal. And for the organization of interactivity where the user should be able to order something or request shall be the communication channel from the subscriber to the broadcaster. In this channel is usually a phone, such as in the States, where she worked as a model PPV (pay per view), when a caller called for a special room for him on the set-top-box to download movies or other content ordered. Also back channel can be achieved by cable television, but that the receiving user’s terminal must be equipped much like a modern computer, that is, once again, have the function of transmitting the data. When the terrestrial broadcasting on mobile terminals such as phones and smart phones, can organize the return channel, as these devices are equipped with transmitters. But when broadcasting to fixed terminals in the DVB-T2 standard is difficult to provide interactive services ", — says the head of the NIIR Valery Dotolev in conversation with ComNews.

"In the system of interactive TV subscribers do not have to stand set-top-box, and other consumer devices. It’s not in the standard, and how it is implemented, what software tools are used to authenticate the subscriber on the portals, e-mail and the like — agrees adviser to President of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAT) Vladimir Livshits. — At higher volumes of data within the multiplex is quite possible to use additional channels, and it turns out we have a multi-service network in which there is not only one operator broadcasting, but also other providers of additional services. We believe that the increased capacity requires new services, but in order to understand exactly how to implement them will require experimental areas and projects. "

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