DG2L to unveil world's first interactive STB at NAB 2004

MUMBAI: DG2L Technologies, Inc., the premier provider of next-generation digital media technologies and producer of the most advanced set-top box solution, announced on 31 March that it will unveil DG2L Neuron - the world's first, multi-network, HDTV MPEG-4 set-top box (STB), at the 2004 NAB in Las Vegas.

DG2L Neuron is the most comprehensive and versatile STB, capable of delivering high definition and standard definition interactive broadcast and IP streams over DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T and IP networks respectively.

The Neuron STB will also offer advanced digital services, including video on demand (VOD), pay per view (PPV), personal video recording (PVR), and MPEG-4 systems layer interactive program guides, all at a significantly lower price than any other STB in its class.

In addition to DG2L Neuron, DG2L will also unveil several other new products at NAB: the Phoenix 200A and 200D, DG2L's line of analog and digital MPEG-4 broadcast encoders and IRD/decoders. The company will also launch the latest version of its DG2L digital cinema system.

DG2L Neuron sets a new standard for set-top box functionality and pricing. The feature-rich set-top box receives and delivers rich multimedia interactive,VOD, and live content over DVB or IP networks, and comes complete with extended PVR functionality. DG2L Neuron offers HDTV in MPEG-4 and MPEG-2, both live and on-demand.

The state-of-the-art STB was designed to scale to the needs of homes connected to broadcast or broadband networks worldwide, while providing compatibility with standard and High Definition (HD) formats. DG2L Neuron receives and delivers audio-visual and interactive streams over DVB-S, DVB-C, DVB-T or IP networks.

DG2L Neuron delivers world-leading functionality at world's best price 'Cable and satellite operators have entered a new phase of heightened competition," said DG2L CEO Ankur Sheth. "Interactivity, versatility, high definition television and extended service programming are the key differentiators for attracting and retaining customers. The DG2L Neuron set-top box delivers the most compelling offering for providers wishing to differentiate themselves. With advanced functionality, including pay per view, video on demand, personal video recording, high quality MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 HD and standard TV, coupled with the ability to receive signals over all DVB and IP standards, DG2L Neuron is the most powerful and competitively priced set-top box on the market today."

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