Pirelli Selected by Microsoft as Technology Provider for IPTV

Pirelli Broadband Solutions announces that Pirelli's portfolio of hybrid set top boxes will become part of the product offering for Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software platform.

The Pirelli Discus hybrid decoders bring together IPTV and digital terrestrial TV in one multimedia platform, enabling a wide range of content to be secured through conditional access system standards and Digital Rights Management technologies.

Pirelli's set-top boxes are based on single-chip technology and support both legacy and new encoding standards such as H.264 and VC1 at both Standard and High Definition. Pirelli set-top boxes can be equipped with hard drives of various storage capacities providing additional features such as local video recording, recorded-services playback, Live TV pause, and time-shift recording.

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