Russia's NetByNet enhances viewing experience

VisualOn Inc., the industry-proven video streaming solutions provider, has announced Russian telecommunications provider NetByNet´s use of the VisualOn Media Platform (VMP), the company said.

The deployment enables NetByNet to seamlessly deliver compelling video playback experiences for its Wifire service across all Android-enabled devices, including smartphones, smart TVs and set-top boxes (STBs).

NetByNet aimed to provide the highest quality 4K video to its wide base of Wifire customers, but many were using Android AOSP STBs that did not support 4K H.265 HLS playback by default. Upgrading STBs would be costly and inconvenient for customers. NetByNet trusted VisualOn to find a solution to allow its customers to experience jaw-dropping picture quality without any hassles.

NetByNet and VisualOn engaged with STB manufacturer Sumavision and chipset provider Amlogic to develop solutions to support firmware and overcome limitations in order to reconfigure the encoder in a manner that supports 4K streaming. Consequently, the Android AOSP STB can play 4K resolution H.265 HLS video in smooth and flawless quality.

By utilizing VisualOn´s player, NetByNet has been able to transition from Linux-based set-to-boxes to Android TV and AOSP, resulting in lower qualification costs, unified user experience across STBs, easier support, and a lower cost for end customers.

NetByNet Holding LLC is a big telecom operator in Russia. NetByNet provide broadband Internet, Pay TV (DVB-C, IPTV, OTT), LTE, telephony and other services. NetByNet has more than 1 million total active subscribers.

VisualOn is a pioneer in video software technology, with many years of experience working with the world´s top device makers and streaming video service providers. VisualOn is a private company founded in 2003, with headquarters in Silicon Valley, with global offices in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany and Serbia.