In December 2014, Sumitomo Electric will start to deliver the “StreamCruiser? Smart TV 4100” (hereafter abbreviated as “ST-4100”) as an IP tuner (set-top box) specially designed for the world’s first (according to our own investigation) commercial 4K*1 p60 compatible IP-VOD video delivery service, “Hikari-TV” by NTT Plala Inc.
The IP set-top box is a receiving terminal of an IPTV service that delivers video contents to TV through an IP broadband network. The ST-4100 is an Android OS-based*2 smart IP set-top box that can transmit high-definition 4K video at a rate of 60 f/s. Based on HEVC/H.265*3 and HDMI2.0/HDCP2.2,*4 which are the leading-edge video compression technologies, this product conforms to IEEE802.11ac, the most recent wireless LAN standard. The ST-4100 will provide users with unprecedented high-definition, vivid video and various services provided by NTT Plala Inc.
Sumitomo Electric will continue to take advantage of the original technologies we have cultivated through the supply of many broadband video-related products in order to actively contribute to the progress of 4K, 8K and other next-generation video delivery services.
*1 4K (UltraHD 3840x2160 pixels):
Resolution about four times that of full high-definition images
*2 Android OS:
Android 4.4, HTML5-base middleware is installed.
A high efficiency video coding format having a video compression performance nearly twice that of the conventional format (H.264)
The most recent standard for interface HDMI terminals for TV and peripherals
・Android is a trademark or registered trademark of U.S.-based Google Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.
・HDMI is a trademark or registered trademark of U.S.-based HDMI LICENSING L.L.C. in the U.S. and other countries.