United Cloud Selects Amlogic as Technology Partner for its flagship Android TV STB

news | November 11, 2019 | Belgrade
Amlogic brings higher performance, lower cost and shorter TTM to United Cloud’s latest and best in class Android TV Operator Tier device.

United Cloud, the technology innovation and software arm of United Group, and Amlogic, a leading fabless semiconductor company and Google system-on-chip (SoC) partner have entered into a technology partnership to deliver a new generation of All-IP devices for the current and future United Group markets.
United Cloud recently launched its latest Operator Tier Android TV device: All-IP EON SmartBox. This Set-Top Box (STB) features hardware delivered by leading ODM SDMC, with Amlogic’s S905X2 advanced STB chipset and United Cloud’s innovative EON app. With faster hardware and IP only content delivery, United Cloud aims to bring better viewing experience to its subscribers both within managed and unmanaged networks. Increased performance and robust hardware architecture are also coupled with reduced cost by use of royalty-free Widevine DRM content protection. The project is a successor to United Cloud’s earlier Android TV EON SmartBox with traditional hybrid architecture. With the support of Amlogic, this new product was completed in a record-breaking time of 5 months, proving significant savings in cost and Time-To-Market.
United Cloud is the creator of EON, an award-winning platform that brings live TV, catch-up TV, and video-on-demand streaming services to a wide range of service providers across the southeast European region, and to a worldwide subscriber base via OTT services. EON provides infrastructure, end-to-end video services, and metadata delivery, as well as an innovative and easy to use interface. As part of EON, United Cloud developed two Android TV-based STB’s as flagship devices for first screen viewing, the latest device is based on Amlogic SoC.Amlogic’s S905X2 chipset is highly deployed STB SoC used in 4K IP only and DVB hybrid STB products. Fully certified for use with Android TV and also with leading content service providers, the S905X2 is part of a family of STB silicon providing advanced STB features allowing future proof product deployments.
“Subscribers are demanding fast and modern, IP based services. Hence, operators must simplify their ecosystem and speed up the introduction of higher-end CPE devices. Our partnership with United Cloud is completely in line with this natural evolution.” said James Xie, Senior Vice President of corporate business strategy for Amlogic. “We improve device performance, and reduce total product life cycle cost while enabling new technologies such as Android TV.”
“We are strong believers in partnerships. The selection of the proper technology and proper partner to deliver that kind of technology means that we will be able to grow together with this and future projects.
Together we can bring new customer experience to United Group’s subscribers in SE Europe and elsewhere in a fast and cost-effective way and to prepare them for the new, hardware demanding services of the future.” said Srdjan Djurdjevic, R&D Director of United Group.

About United Cloud:
United Cloud, United Group’s Innovation Center, was established in 2016. The United Cloud workforce of 150+ with over 120 developers in Serbia and Slovenia is responsible for delivering comprehensive solutions for all the companies of the United Group. First solutions that rolled out from United Cloud are addressing the Group’s requirements for a modern video platform and have been successfully launched under brand name EON, including a family of Android TV Operator Tier devices branded as “EON SmartBox”
Visit United Cloud online at: http://www.united.cloud
Visit United Group online at: http://www.united.group
About Amlogic:
Amlogic is a leading global fabless system-on-a-chip (SoC) supplier that provides open platform solutions for multimedia consumer devices including OTT/IP STBs, Smart TVs, and Smart Home products. Amlogic has combined its highly-optimized media processing engine and system IPs with industry-leading CPU and GPU technologies to produce solutions for advanced pay-tv operators, OEM, and ODM partners. Through proprietary techniques, Amlogic has been able to achieve cost, performance, and power consumption optimizations never seen before. Amlogic lets partners rapidly develop market-leading products by providing turnkey solutions on both Android and Linux.  Amlogic is founded in Santa Clara, California, with R&D centers, support and sales offices in Santa Clara, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul, London, Indianapolis, and Milan.
Visit Amlogic online at http://www.amlogic.com
About SDMC
Initially established in 2003, SDMC (stock code: 430755), has been focused on providing our global customers with excellent products and services including Android TV set-top boxes, OTT end to end system, and IoT solutions also. With a strong R&D team and professional factory partners of China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Brazil for local service, we have achieved lots of outstanding projects with Android TV and Netflix Hailstorm since 2017 and engaged in business relationships with over 100 countries’ customers. For more information, please visit our website at en.sdmctech.com/.
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