The Latest IPTV SetTop Boxes from SmartLabs Will Enhance the Quality of Digital Television Services

Following an open tender process MTS, a leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, has chosen SmartLabs as a provider of IPTV set-top boxes for the MTS Home TV service.
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Nov. 4, 2011 - PRLog -- MTS, a leader in the telecommunications market in Russia and CIS, is gradually developing its interactive digital TV offering under the MTS Home TV brand. As a result of an open tender, the operator has chosen SML-292 set-top boxes produced by SmartLabs, as they fully meet the MTS requirements in terms of functionality, reliability and quality.

Earlier in spring of this year SmartLabs has successfully implemented a contract for the supply to MTS of IPTV set-top boxes SML-282.

The SmartLabs SML-292 Premium IPTV set-top box supports Full HD (1920x1080) and enables enhanced connectivity of external devices via two USB ports, optical SPDIF, HDMI with HDCP, and other interfaces. Moreover, the set-top boxes are fully compatible with HDTV and 3D TVs and projectors. Support of the smart Adaptive Streaming technology makes the set-top box compatible with the OTT solutions.

With SML-292 the customers of MTS Home TV can get a wider range of IPTV services. This is possible because SML-292 Premium has an embedded hard drive to enable even more value-added services (Local PVR, PushVoD, PauseLiveTV).

The subscribers of MTS Home TV can purchase or lease the set-top boxes.

"We are happy that MTS subscribers will be able to enjoy the benefits of the SmartLabs new gen set-top boxes. Versatility, simplicity and ease of operation, stylish and discreet design and high image quality are the key drivers that attract users to SML-292 Premium making these STBs an effective tool for marketing and promotion of IPTV services. SML-292 Premium are future-proof to support upcoming 3D digital TV capabilities and ensure high quality of the operator's services in the long run", says Mikhail Grachev, CEO of SmartLabs.

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About MTS

Mobile TeleSystems OJSC ("MTS") is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia offering mobile and fixed voice, broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services in one of the world's fastest growing regions. Including its subsidiaries as of March 31, 2011 the Group serviced over 108.5 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Belarus, a region that boasts a total population of more than 230 million. MTS has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since July 2000 and trades under the ticker MBT. In 2011 it has been ranked for the fourth time as the most valuable Russian brand in the BRANDZ™ Top 100 Most Powerful Brands, a ranking published by the Financial Times and Millward Brown Optimor.

About SmartLabs

SmartLabs is a Russian company and a leader in the development of service delivery platforms for interactive digital television (IPTV, DVB-C, hybrid, satellite, Internet TV), innovative client applications and user interfaces, next generation STBs, and other advanced solutions for service providers and enterprises.
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