Bharat Electronics gets order for STBs from Zee
Mumbai, Nov 21: Ahead of the scheduled January 2007 Conditional Access System (CAS) roll out in metroes across the country, state-owned Bharat Electronics has bagged a prestigious order for supply of two lakh Set Top Boxes (STBs) from Zee Group.
Announcing this to BSE, the company said the order for STBs has been placed by Wire and Wireless India Ltd (WWIL) of Zee Group, Mumbai. The boxes Will be supplied with embedded conditional access software that enables the subscriber to select and choose the pay channels that he wants to view from the bouquet offered by WWIL.
The supplies are expected to start in December matching with the Conditional Access System (CAS) roll out scheduled for January 2007.
It has pioneered the design and manufacture of Set Top Boxes in India and has the capacity to meet the high volume requirements of large service providers like WWIL. In addition to Cable STBs, the company manufactures DTH and DTT varieties also. The metros will have CAS introduction in phases starting from January next year and service providers are getting ready to deploy the STBs in large volume.
Established in 1954, the company has been a market leader in Defence Electronics and has strong presence in the fields of Military Communications, Radars and Sonars, Broadcasting, Opto-Electronics, Electronic Warfare, Tank Electronics, Telecommunication&Switching and Strategic Components with about 350 products in its portfolio.
The company has been using technologies and skills acquired over the years to design a number of civilian products like Electronic Voting Machines to meet specific needs and fulfill niche requirements.
Development of Set Top Box (STB) is one such initiative the company has taken in the recent past to facilitate viewers access the bouquet of channels offered by the service providers.