At the online Exhibitor Showcase of International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) 2020, ZTE launched three products. The first one is ZTE Far-field 4K AI Soundbar STB 3000, whereas the other two products are ZTE ZXV10 B836CT and ZTE ZXV10 B866V2-H STBs (set-top boxes). According to the telecommunication giant, its STBs have been deployed in more than 120 cities in over 45 countries.
ZTE Far-field 4K AI Soundbar STB 3000
As the name suggests, this set-top box features a built-in 4-mic array to pick up users’ voice from a distance. These microphones also help in noise reduction. Thus, users can operate this new ZTE STB hands-free by only using voice commands.
Just like most TV boxes, this one too runs Google Android TV platform with access to apps and OTT (Over The Top) services. It supports up to 4K resolution and HDR content as well. For connectivity, it comes with WiFi and Bluetooth.
This ZTE hybrid soundbar cum STB looks more like the former than the latter with a minimalistic design.
ZTE ZXV10 B836CT/B866V2-H STB
These two set-top boxes are powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor and run Android TV just like the above-mentioned product. They also support AV1 codec and come with CAS/DRM digital encryption system to protect operators’ content copyrights.
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Though these STBs sport common features, they are meant for different purposes. The B836CT is targeted at the cable/DTT hybrid market while the B866V2-H is aimed at the IPTV/OTT market.
Last but not least, these two set-top boxes have also won iF Design Award 2019 in Germany.
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