SOURCE: ADB Holdings S.A.

March 10, 2008 09:18 ET

IPTV OPERATORS NEED LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ADB AT IPTV WORLD FORUM 2008

CHAMBESY, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - March 10, 2008) -


10th March 2008 - Geneva, Switzerland: Advanced Digital Broadcast (www.adbglobal.com), a leading supplier of technology solutions to the global digital television industry, announced today that it will showcase a complete range of product solutions for telecommunications and IPTV operators at IPTV World Forum 2008, London, 12-14 March.

ADB has established a widely acknowledged reputation as a leading supplier to the IPTV Industry world-wide, supporting a number of high volume services including Fastweb, HanseNet, Telefónica, Telefónica O2 Czech Republic and Telekom Austria. In recognition of this expertise, the IPTV industry has rewarded the company with a number of awards including last year's IPTV World Series Award. ADB's IPTV digital video recorder (DVR) the 5810TWX has been nominated this year.

From bespoke product design for high volume markets, to off-the-shelf product solutions and ecosystems, ADB partners with numerous IPTV operators both in Europe and the Americas, supporting their visions of growing revenue streams through a migration to interactive and video services. Having recently been one of the first STB suppliers to achieve DNLA® and UPnP™ certifications, ADB will showcase its latest home networking solution based on open standards, in addition to illustrating how the Internet can be used as a content delivery channel to complement operators' service portfolios.

"ADB has supplied operators with high quality IPTV products since the industry's inception", stated Jim Lomax, VP, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, ADB. "We have focused on building a state-of-art product portfolio to ensure that operators can optimise revenue streams. From entry level products through to fully-featured, home networking digital video recorders, we are able to adapt to both short term requirements for service launches, and long term goals of service development, ensuring that we enable operators to stay ahead of competition at all stages of their commercial evolution".

Highlights at this year's IPTV World Forum include: --

* The ADB-5810TWX - a DVR designed specifically for operators wishing to offer their customers the convenience of personal video recording including a live demonstration of recent advances in new technology, with an innovative solution for home networking showing how products can share content from a variety of media and sources including DVR, PC and STB.

* ADB will showcase its pioneering and award winning ADB-3000 series IPTV STB - the unit has already been launched with a number of hybrid IPTV operators in Europe and over 90 Independent Operating Companies (IOCs) in North America.

* The introduction of the ADB-2500W IPTV STB designed specifically to provide operators with a cost-effective migration path to TV centric services such as Video-on-Demand whilst supporting the need for lower cost devices in a home networking scenario.

* Ian Walker, ADB's VP for New Business Development IPTV, will address the conference on Thursday 13 February, at 16.50 on Delivering advanced IPTV services through STB technology.

All ADB's products are compatible and have been integrated with the leading conditional access (CA), Digital Rights Management (DRM) and middleware options


About ADB

Advanced Digital Broadcast (www.adbglobal.com) is a leader in the design, development and supply of high-quality products to the world-wide digital television market. The Company has deployed over 10 million set-top boxes, across high-volume markets, incorporating the industry's pioneering middleware, conditional access and hardware technologies.

ADB has established itself as a trusted partner to television operators supporting them to launch new services using state-of-the-art technology. Through its unique end-to-end understanding of set-top box software, ADB is able to design and supply highly efficient and optimized hardware platforms ahead of the competition.

Approximately 70% of ADB's workforce is dedicated to engineering; developing products across all the digital television technology platforms including cable, Internet Protocol (IP), satellite and terrestrial.

ADB is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland with its main Research and Development facility in Zielona Gora, Poland and Operations division in Taipei, Taiwan. ADB has local representation in Australia, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Spain, the Ukraine, the United States and the United Kingdom.

ADB is a member of the ADB Group of companies; ADB Group (www.adbholdings.com) is publicly listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SWX: ADBN).

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Contact Information

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    Director of Marketing
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    VP, Corporate Development
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