KDDI deploys Motorola’s VIP2060 IPTV set-top to enhance media experience

The Mobile Devices and Home business of Motorola, Inc. today announced that KDDI, a major mobile operator in
Japan, has deployed Motorola’s innovative
high-definition (HD) IPTV set-top (model VIP2060), providing enhanced personal media experiences to
its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) subscribers. The VIP2060 will be launched in Japan on 2 June as "HD-STB" for KDDI’s "au Hikari"
service, which supports 1 Gbps ultra high-speed optical fiber broadband
connections.

The Motorola VIP2060 is a flexible, IPTV set-top with a built-in 500 GB HDD
to support DVR functionality. Its standard quad tuner enables users to watch and
record IPTV programs provided by KDDI as well as terrestrial and satellite
(BS/110CS) broadcast services via a connected external antenna, with support for
both Japanese broadcasting standards — ISDB-T and ISDB-S. With Motorola’s
VIP2060, subscribers get a comprehensive package of advanced media capabilities,
including simultaneous recording, time-shifted viewing, delayed playback, trick
play DVR capabilities and transcoding of MPEG-2 & MPEG-4 AVC video.

"It’s our mission to provide our customers with an advanced, media-rich
entertainment lifestyle," said Masahiro Inoue,
Associate Senior Vice President, General Manager, Mobile Technology Sector,
KDDI. "By working with Motorola, a global leader in developing and delivering
innovative video solutions, we are able to provide significant value to our
customers, including great IPTV HD and on-demand experiences as well as advanced
time-shifting and mobility services. The launch of "HD-STB" marks a key
milestone in further advancing our Fixed Mobile Broadcasting Convergence (FMBC)
service, enabled by au BOX."

The Motorola VIP2060 is a platform to enable KDDI’s "au BOX," providing video on demand capabilities and
music capabilities that allow au mobile users to transfer content between the
"HD-STB" and their mobile devices. In addition, the VIP2060 includes an
electronic program guide (EPG) for KDDI’s IPTV programming, as well as
terrestrial and satellite BS/110CS broadcasted signals, that enables users to
navigate and view channels, free-word search for programs, and schedule
recordings of their favorite shows.

"Motorola is focused on delivering solutions that help connect people to
their content and community, thereby creating compelling consumer experiences as
well as new revenue-generating applications for service providers," said John Burke, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile
Devices and Home. "We are excited to be supporting KDDI, a long-time business
partner of Motorola’s, in delivering new services. By selecting our VIP Series
IPTV set-tops, KDDI will benefit from Motorola’s fifty years of video leadership
and field-proven expertise."

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