Latvian cable operator Baltcom has tied up with Russian company SmartLabs to upgrade its IPTV platform. The SmartLabs platform SmartTube has been introduced, providing multiscreen features, seven-day catch up services and other interactive features. The SmartTube5 Server and SmartMedia Content Delivery System was integrated with Baltcom’s existing IPTV infrastructure, and currently active set-top boxes (STBs) were provided with an updated user interface and were fully integrated into the new system.
SmartTube5 UI and applications were also provided for the new fully branded SML-5010 STB, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets as well as a PC portal. Every UI and application offers global content search, three-language support and seamless viewing handover from application to STB.