EKT launches the world's first Hybrid PowerPlug STB during the TV Connect London

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March 2014 – London (TV Connect, Stand #33): EKT (Eagle Kingdom Technologies), a leading supplier of advanced STB solutions have created the first Hybrid STB that plugs directly into the mains power.

The model DIP5026, is a PowerPlug style STB that plugs directly into the main power socket eliminating the need for a separate power adaptor commonly required in today’s Hybrid Set Top Boxes.

With its built in Wi-Fi and RF4CE remote reception, the unit can be placed in any position, even behind the TV set, making this the ideal companion for Flat Panel TVs, while being powerful enough to offer a class leading user experience.

"We were inspired to come up with a radical new idea for a STB after being asked by some major operators for a dongle type solution." says Richard Smith, CEO of EKT. "We knew the limitations of the power and form factors of the HDMI dongles and needed to come up with something that will fit with every TV set in every living room.

Mr Smith continues: "By thinking "out of the box" our engineering team came up with this fresh new approach, allowing the operators to give its customers a great interactive TV experience in a true small form factor, which makes it the ideal complement for today’s flat panel TV sets whilst maintaining all the benefits of a stand-alone STB."

The DIP5206 comes with EKT’s proprietary solidTV software that will work as a stand-alone solution with full HTML5 and HbbTV 1.5 Compliance. Alternatively, solidTV is designed to also form the platform middleware for 3rd party client solutions aimed at the Operator market. solidTV support the major CA, DRM and streaming formats.

EKT will demonstrate the Hybrid PowerPlug STB during the TVConnect in London from 18-20 March in stand 33. 

About EKT:
EKT delivers innovative STB solutions in every market field. The focus is on quality, design, cost effectiveness and a best of class approach based on Asian Know How and a Western Management. EKT is head quartered in Shenzhen China with a 120+ engineering team and has an advanced software development group (solidTV) based in Germany, the UK, Greece plus sales/marketing offices around the world.

Delivering a wide range from Zapper to Advanced Hybrid Boxes, EKT is one of the few business partners that offer a true 1 stop solution for Operators. Certified and integrated with many CA, DRM and licenses, EKT is a partner of choice for many tier 1 operators around the world. Visit www.eagle-kingdom.com for more information.

For more information please contact:
Jill Mulder
Email: J.mulder@eagle-kingdom.com


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