- Nagravision, Quantum and Magneti Marelli join forces to launch QTM TV, world's first DVB-H and DVB-T Pay-TV mobile set top box dedicated to ""in-car entertainment"".
- The QTM TV is the first automotive grade set top box providing secure digital terrestrial broadcasting reception in an automotive environment.
- This solution fully complies with the most stringent automotive manufacturers specifications.
Barcelona, Spain, February 11th 2008 - Nagravision, a Kudelski Group (SWX:KUD) company, the world’s leading independent provider of value-added content protection solutions, Magneti Marelli the worldwide automotive industry supplier and Quantum the premier supplier of innovative mobile multimedia devices and software, introduce QTM TV, the world's first DVB-H/DVB-T Pay-TV Mobile set top box for Automotive Applications.
The QTM TV, the first automotive grade set top box providing digital terrestrial broadcasting reception in an automotive environment is commercially available. Thanks to its hybrid DVB-T and DVB-H architecture incorporating a twin diversity tuner for high quality mobile reception, it will allow car passengers to enjoy the richest digital TV programmes available in an “automobile on the move“.
The widest choice of digital TV programming will be offered by mixing pay TV channels, secured by Nagravision and other “free to air” broadcasts. Working with a SIM card, the solution enables real time traffic data monitoring capabilities and opens up new revenue opportunities to service providers.
Jean-Luc Jezouin, Senior Vice President Mobile TV business unit at Nagravision said: “Nagravision has constantly brought up new innovations in order to enable mass market adoption of DVB-H services everywhere. We are very proud of this collaboration with Magneti Marelli and Quantum that extends the digital mobile TV user experience to the automotive environment in the tier 1 original equipment segment”.
Stefano Martini, CEO of Quantum said: “We are delighted to have worked with industry leaders Nagravision and Magneti Marelli and are proud to introduce the world’s first mobile set top box for Pay-TV services that seamlessly support both DVB-H and DVB-T. This will provide our service provider customers with enhanced revenue generating opportunities by enabling automotive passengers to access real time information and entertainment”.
Marco Nassi, Magneti Marelli Director of Telematics Full Multimedia Systems & ADAS business said: “We are extremely proud of offering integrated on our infotelematic devices the world’s first mobile set top box for Pay-TV services. Magneti Marelli has the same vision as Quantum and Nagravision of enhancing in-car infotainment functionality giving to passengers high quality digital TV service and increasing the journey experience on the car.”
QTM TV set-top-box will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Nagravision hospitality suite HS02 hall 4, level 4.
Quantum is a private company headquartered in Milan, Italy that develops innovative multimedia devices and software for the rapidly expanding mobile entertainment market. It has a wide product range that enables service providers and broadcasters securely deliver the ultimate Mobile TV and Video experience to consumers anytime, anywhere seamlessly. For more information, please visit www.qtm.it
About Magneti Marelli
Magneti Marelli, a company belonging to the Fiat Group, designs, produces and markets advanced systems and components for motor vehicles. With its 45 production facilities (55 production units), 9 R&D centres and 27 application centres in 16 countries, 25,000 employees and a turnover of 5 billion Euros in 2007, the group supplies all the leading carmakers in Europe, North and South America and the Far East. The business areas include: Powertrain – Suspensions and Shock absorber systems - Lighting – Electronic systems – Exhaust systems– Aftermarket Parts & Services - Motorsport.
About the Kudelski Group/Nagravision
The Kudelski Group (SWX: KUD.VX) is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks. The Kudelski Group is also a world technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. It additionally offers professional recorders and high-end Hi-Fi products. The Kudelski Group is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. Please visit www.nagra.com for more information.
Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, is the world's leading independent supplier of open conditional access systems, DRM and integrated on-demand solutions for content providers and digital TV operators over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms. Its technologies are currently being used by more than 100 leading Pay-TV operators worldwide securing content delivered to over 77.5 million active smart cards and devices. Please visit www.nagravision.com for more information.
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