Internet Protocol television (IPTV) is the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. This is in contrast to delivery through traditional terrestrial, satellite, and cable television formats. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. As a result, a client media player can begin playing the content (such as a TV channel) almost immediately. This is known as streaming media.
Although IPTV uses the Internet protocol, it is not limited to television streamed from the Internet, (Internet television). IPTV is widely deployed in subscriber-based telecommunications networks with high-speed access channels into end-user premises via set-top boxes or other customer-premises equipment.
IPTV is also used for media delivery around corporate and private networks. IPTV in the telecommunications arena is notable for its ongoing standardization process (e.g., European Telecommunications Standards Institute). It is imperative to know that IPTV technology enables an organization to use an existing IP network to carry much more than just television.
With IPTV, you can easily distribute live terrestrial and satellite television and radio, video, DVDs, digital Video on Demand (VoD), digital signage, information boards and web content throughout your facility. This multimedia content can be viewed on standard TVs and Smart TVs, thin clients, large format displays, as well as desktop computers. Our technology innovations now enable IP video distribution beyond the wired LAN to include WAN, the internet and mobile devices.
IPTV is seen as the secure and reliable delivery to subscribers of entertainment video and related services. These services may include, for example, Live TV, Video On Demand (VOD) and Interactive TV. These services are delivered across an access agnostic, packet switched network that employs the IP protocol to transport the audio, video and control signals. In contrast to video over the public Internet, with IPTV deployments, network security and performance are tightly managed to ensure a superior entertainment experience, resulting in a compelling business environment for content providers, advertisers and customers alike.
Our end-to-end IP video and digital signage solutions are tailored to your industry: from corporate & finance, education and hospitality to transport hubs, oil rigs and hospitals.
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