Sonata IPTV Set-Top Box Product Line unveiled by Visioneering Corp.

Sonata IPTV set-top box Visioneering Corporation, a leading developer and supplier of digital media technologies has announced the availability of the Sonata IPTV set-top box (STB) product line. The Sonata IPTV set-top box (STB) product line includes four models- Sonata 100, Sonata 120, Sonata 200 and Sonata 200W. These new IPTV set-top boxes offer an unmatched standard definition, i.e. high definition Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) for digital home applications.

“Visioneering offers a full line of IPTV set-top box products that deliver a complete range of features and benefits to the IPTV content provider or equipment OEM. The Sonata product line incorporates the latest in video compression and image enhancement technology, at a cost effective price,” said Peter Guest, Visioneering CEO. “We are the first to combine these elements in an IPTV set-top box for crystal clear video results.”

The Sonata IPTV set-box provides leading edge functionality for interactive TV, which includes the following specifications:

  • Texas Instruments DaVinci(TM) technology
  • NTSC / PAL or High Definition (up to 1080i) resolution
  • H.264, Windows Media Video (VC-1) or MPEG-2.
  • USB 2.0 interface to connect to USB external devices
  • Ethernet: works over any broadband IP network
  • OS: MontaVista Linux
  • Interactive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for easy set-up and browsing
  • Audio: stereo input and SPDI output
  • Small form factor
  • Cost effective IPTV solution
  • Optional features include:

  • 80 – 300GB DVR for recording/playback/pause/rewind/fast-forward (Sonata 200 & 200W)
  • Real-time image enhancement (Sonata 120, 200 & 200W) for unmatched Video clarity.
  • Wireless – 802.11G WiFi (Sonata 200W).
  • Using Texas Instruments’ DaVinci technology-based TMS320DM6446 DSP-based system on chip, Visioneering has been able to provide next generation IPTV performance,” stated Robert Wallin, CTO at Visioneering Corporation. “The Sonata IPTV product line supports Windows Media Video (VC-1), AVC and MPEG-4 part 10 (H.264) video to increase decoding efficiency, providing higher quality video, and delivers 50-70 percent improvement in bit rate transmission. This enables a much more cost effective solution for IPTV service providers.”