Innovative Systems’ MG-TV platform aims to provide younger video subscribers with the functionality that their demographic desires while also serving older users who generally are more comfortable with traditional linear approaches. The system lets users integrate set top boxes and OTT video devices on a single account. The idea is to accommodate users who do not adapt to new technology as quickly as others, while not ceding the newer and generally younger segment.
APIs for automated provisioning, cloud-content administration and reporting for both IPTV and OTT functionality are supported by the platform. Virtual Remote, channel statistics and network connectivity technician apps also are included.
“We are integrating the customer experience and the back office on InnoStream™ to make it easier for service providers to offer a product that can be delivered to market quickly with all of the features that give rural consumers a highly competitive user experience. Our legacy IPTV can be transformed to MG-TV in a short period of time, weeks in most cases, so when our customers feel the time is right to offer live streaming in their markets, they won’t have to wait very long,” Jerry Weber, Innovative Systems’ Vice President of Video Services, said in a press release about the ability to integrate set top boxes and OTT video devices.
Innovative Systems has signed multiple service providers in rural areas during the past two years. In May, Hartington, NE-based Hartelco added the company’s InnoCryption to its existing InnoStream Video Server platform. In March, NEP, which is in Forest City, PA, described its use of the vendor’s IPTV middleware. In September, 2017, Midwest Video Systems, which provides IPTV and cable video servers for 26 companies in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois, added Innovative Systems’ IPTV middleware platform. A set-top box that pairs with the Innovative Systems’ STB began market trials in September of 2017. The STB features 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Innovative Solutions says it has deployed more than 800 systems in the United States.