AirTies Wireless Networks, a leading supplier of advanced wireless and OTT/IPTV technologies has today announced that it has shipped 2.5 million Wireless Connectors since their launch in Q4 2012. The wireless connectors link existing STBs to wireless routers enabling access to VoD and on demand content. The Air 4400 Wireless Connectors have been shipped to Tier 1 European Operators resulting in dramatic results including: 500% increases in downloads, 40% increase in content views and 17% increase in film rentals in the first year of deployment.
The Air 4400 allows the set-top box (STB) and internet router to be located in different rooms and self-installed by the consumer without pulling any wires. The experience is user friendly as the Air4400 can be configured on TV screen via remote controller or by using WPS. The 4400 software is integrated with popular middleware platforms. The solution is much more cost effective than using a pair of PLC (power line) adaptors, yet it has the RF, range and throughput performance to deliver a robust TV service.
“Satellite operators have a huge opportunity to increase their revenue with catch-up TV and on demand TV services,” says Bulent Celebi, Chairman and co-Founder of AirTies. “A key barrier to overcome is the cost of deployment and having a small device like the Air 4400 that can be delivered by post and installed by the user is a massive advantage.”