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Sagemcom Selected by Vodafone Germany for the Supply of its 4K UHD Set-top Boxes
RUEIL MALMAISON, France, September 4, 2014 — Sagemcom, one of the world leaders of broadband terminals, has been selected by Vodafone Germany for the deployment of its 4K UHD 60 FPS set-top box in first half of 2015.
Within Sagemcom 4K UHD set-top box range, Vodafone has selected a hybrid IP/satellite Personal Video Recorder, with a removable Hard Disk Drive to offer more scalability to the end-users for the management of their records. “We are proud to take part in the roll-out of the Ultra High Definition in Germany with Vodafone. Thanks to its cutting-edge embedded technology, our 4K UHD set-top boxes enable operators to deliver a superior viewing experience to their subscribers” said Olivier Taravel, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom Broadband.
Sagemcom has designed a customizable range of Ultra High Definition Set-top Boxes, integrating High Efficiency Video Coding technology, and delivering crystal clear 4K UHD content with 60 frames per second (FPS). The product can be equipped with any type of front-end to build hybrid multi-tuner receivers and advanced recorders, with the possibility to integrate a superior Wi-Fi for content redistribution to other connected devices within the home. The platform is intended to be integrated with various TV ecosystems to meet customer needs.
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (digital home, set-top boxes, Internet routers, telephony and multimedia terminals), telecoms and energy (smartgrid and energy management) and retail.
With revenue of around 1.2 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,200 people on five continents; currently a European leader on most of its key markets, Sagemcom aims to become a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.