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November 01, 2012

Dune HD and Qarva Collaborate over Improving Quality of IPTV Experience

Dune HD recently announced that it will be incorporating FastSwitch technology from Qarva into Dune HD digital media players and set-top boxes. Both companies will work together to effectively enhance viewing quality for IPTV (News - Alert) subscribers via features such as faster channel changing and mitigation of packet loss.

Konstantin Dyshlevoy, CEO, Dune HD, said, "Providing the highest quality user experience is critical for operators deploying IPTV services. The combination of our award winning media players and Qarva's market leading technology enables operators to meet user demands for high quality, interactive, content-based IPTV services. Enhancing the quality of experience has a direct result on increasing subscribers and reducing churn, benefiting operators deploying our combined solution."

An enhanced, high quality experience is critical in boosting subscriber loyalty. For operators the obvious advantages of delivering a high quality experience include substantial reduction in churn and expanding revenue streams. FastSwitch has been developed to enhance viewing experience as it brings down the lag typical to managing IPTV services, and lowers the response time from five seconds to less than half a second. Furthermore, the packet loss recovery technology intrinsic to FastSwitch also effectively addresses and mitigates IPTV issues to provide subscribers with an improved viewing performance.

Qarva's FastSwitch will features in all of Dune HD's digital media players and set-top boxes that are designed to deliver high performance, along with customisable features without compromising on content security. Operators can leverage Dune HD's technology leadership and market reach, to provide their consumers with ethnic and hospitality TV content via OTT, VoD and IPTV services and applications.

Along with Qarva's FastSwitch technology, Dune HD also demonstrated a wide range of solutions at TV Connect MENA. Each of these solutions have been developed to address all IPTV and OTT operator needs which include - Connected Device Framework (CDF) from Kit Digital which has been included within Dune HD products to ensure optimized content management; easy to customize middleware for OTT operators from MWare; and Dune HD Connect which at present is the most compact form of OTT and IPTV content delivery in an HDMI stick.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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