mPhase Technologies has packaged a turnkey IPTV system, designed to help telecommunications providers jump into IPTV. The IPTV system, which mPhase calls IPTV in a Box, is preconfigured, with constituent elements tested and certified interoperable.
The cost will be $500 per subscriber, an offer mPhase said is good only through June, 2006. The offer includes 1000 consumer kits of Amino set-top boxes and 1,000 BestData ADSL2+ modems.
The mPhase TV+ System software relies on an open software architecture and runs on general purpose HP servers. The mPhase TV+ System has advanced capabilities for dynamic service creation and provisioning, including storing and controlling subscriber information and billing information.
The “Box” is a 22U rack of HP ProLiant DL380 and DL360 servers and includes SkyStream iPlex headend hardware and software for encoding TV content, Latens Software Defined Content Authentication, Entone StreamLiner Network Video Recorder (NVR) software, and a Triveni Digital GuideBuilder Electronic Program Guide Software Solution.