Innovative Systems blends set-top, OTT video

Sept. 10, 2018
In an effort to provide the functionality desired by younger video customers without alienating older ones who want a more traditional offering ...

In an effort to provide the functionality desired by younger video customers without alienating older ones who want a more traditional offering, Innovative Systems has announced a multi-generational TV solution called MG-TV. The integrated solution is intended to allow the use of existing set-top boxes in some rooms while at the same time supporting OTT devices for other end users on the same account.

MG-TV is administered as one system for both IPTV and OTT with APIs for automated provisioning, cloud-content administration, and reporting. It also features a Virtual Remote, channel statistics, and network connectivity technician apps.

The multipurpose InnoStream video platform delivers all the component features for both the IPTV linear middleware and the live streaming to iOS and Android devices. The single-platform, single-vendor solution is intended for the small and medium video providers who don't have extra time to deal with multiple vendors and multiple video hardware systems.

Jerry Weber, VP of video services at Innovative Systems, said: "We are integrating the customer experience and the back office on InnoStream to make it easier for service providers to offer a product that can be delivered to market quickly with all of the features that give rural consumers a highly competitive user experience."

"Our legacy IPTV can be transformed to MG-TV in a short period of time, weeks in most cases, so when our customers feel the time is right to offer live streaming in their markets, they won't have to wait very long," Weber said.