German payTV operator Sky has selected Pace
HD technology for its set-top box deployments in Germany and Austria. This deployment of Pace set-top boxes, rolling out from August 2009, will support Sky’s HD expansion plans across its territories.
Pace has been a set-top box technology partner of Sky, formerly Premiere, for a number of years and the new DS830 gives Sky the full flexibility to roll-out HD services with support for both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4.
Designed by the Pace Industrial Design team to reflect today’s trends in consumer electronics equipment, the DS830 was built to meet Sky’s requirements and to deliver maximum functionality.
At the front-end, the fully DVB compliant DS830NP includes one DVB-S2 tuner and one demodulator. It incorporates NDS conditional access and Fusion middleware and has an external power supply unit to reduce box size. It also meets the criteria outlined in Pace’s own low environmental impact initiative.