Dune HD Connect StickSTB Wins Connected Home Device of the Year Back

AMSTERDAM, 19 September 2013 – Dune HD, award-winning manufacturer of full HD media players and connected set-top boxes for consumers and operators, today announced that the Dune HD Connect, the smallest full-featured set-top box on the market, has won the ConnectedWorld.TV Award for “Connected Home Device of the Year” at IBC2013. The awards recognized the Dune HD Connect as the most compact set-top box that allows operators to deliver IPTV, OTT and digital content services to any TV through a simple Digital A/V output connection.

Dune HD pioneered the StickSTB product format, which is designed to appeal to both operators and consumers, by packing maximum video processing power and connectivity into the most compact form factor. Measuring just 73x34mm, the Dune HD Connect features full HD 1080p, Digital A/V output 1.4, built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, future digital broadcast tuner options, a micro SD slot, and USB connectivity—all squeezed into a Digital A/V output stick.

The Dune HD Connect sets new installation and deployment standards for operators by eliminating the need for specialized home installation services. The Dune HD Connect can be shipped direct to consumers via regular mail and installed in minutes through simple Digital A/V output and home Wi-Fi connections. The StickSTB features operator-specific OTT and IPTV streaming services already integrated, so subscribers benefit from immediate access to popular and premium content without needing specialist technical support or installation.

“We are thrilled at the amount of industry support and recognition we’ve seen for the Dune HD Connect,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, President and CEO of Dune HD. “By plugging a full set-top box and media player into the Digital A/V output port on the TV, the Dune HD Connect essentially creates an operator-customised SmartTV without the $2,000 price tag. Dune HD is well known for product innovation and quality, and this latest award and customer interest shows that we’re delivering the right product to allow operators to offer more efficient and effective service solutions to their customers.”

About the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards

The ConnectedWorld.TV Awards celebrate the exciting developments in television and video at the intersection of broadcast and the Internet. The awards honor creative broadcasters as well as innovative technology companies and consumer electronics manufacturers. The panel of judges considered entries for eight awards across four broad categories, including Connected Content, Connected Consumer, Connected Industry and Connected Content Technology.

About Dune HD

Dune HD is a global leader in high definition media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for universal media players. Dune HD products support a wide number of digital formats, from Internet-based digital streaming and download to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, along with supporting IPTV, VOD and OTT. Designed by world-class engineers, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than half a million consumers in more than 60 countries.

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Samantha Steinwinder
The Concept Agency