OKI, Intel and Huashu Develop Next Generation Hybrid STB for Chinese market

Oki, Intel and Huashu Digital TV Co (a leading cable TV company in China) have jointly developed a Next Generation Hybrid Set Top Box to serve the digital home market segment in China. The digital STB platform design reflects Huashu’s experience as a developer of value-added services in China and is based on OKI’s leading video processing technologies and the Intel CE 2110 media processor. The hybrid platform is designed to let TV viewers enjoy high-definition television broadcasts, video-on-demand and future valued-added services such as 3D graphics. The number of digital TV subscribers in China reached 23.64 million households in Nov. 2007, representing 24.3 percent of the China’s total households subscribed to CATV, and an 81.3 percent increase from the previous year.

The Next Generation Hybrid STB can be used for both digital video broadcasting (DVB) and IPTV, supports HDTV decoders including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264. The platform uses the high-performance Intel CE 2110 media processor which includes a 2D/3D graphic accelerator and supports applications including a Flash player, Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and a browser.