What is IPTV

IPTV unites the best of two worlds where IP technology and TV are joined in a unique viewing experience. However each specialization has it’s own specifications. When digital TV didn’t exist yet, IP and TV were never combined in the same sentence. Because of the limited possibilities of analog TV, the development of digital TV began.

In the early ’90 digital TV makes his entry. This digitalization provides the possibility to send TV signals through internet, just like other digital data. The convergence of these two worlds implies an unlimited interactivity and offers an unknown potential which was definitely not possible in the past.

IPTV can be defined as a variety of multimedia services such as television/video/audio/text/graphics/data delivered over IP based networks, managed to provide the required level of quality of service and experience, security, interactivity and reliability (ITU-T FG IPTV).

The IPTV concept offers a lot of possibilities, but there’s a definite need for additional software to control all this. This software is called ‘middleware’. Our middleware is a browser-based user interface for IPTV services. The middleware offers IPTV services on a PC or TV with a web-browser. It is highly customizable, allowing installations of the system to be branded/personalized based on the requirements of the customer.

Ant Systems is proud to present it’s ‘in-house’ developed middleware solution, which is fully customizable to meet your exact requirements. This middleware offers a lot of multimedia and interactive services, such as live HD TV, radio, camera/DVD, messaging, EPG (Electronic Program Guide), VOD/MOD (Video On Demand/Music On Demand), RSS … The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!