News and Events
9 August 2012
|Altech UEC set to benefit from move to digital TV|
A Government contract to manufacture television set top boxes (STBs) for South Africa's digital migration, potentially worth hundreds of millions of rands if secured, will be a bonus for KZN-based Altech UEC.
17 May 2012
|Multichoice and Altech UEC launches locally developed 2-tuner HD PVR|
MultiChoice today announced the introduction of an Altech UEC supplied 2-tuner HD PVR 2U into the South African market. Collins Khumalo, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice South Africa: “This model provides the same sought-after features our PVR-enabled subscribers have come to love. It is important to us to partner with South African companies such as Altech UEC to support the manufacturing sector in our country.” About the decoder
9 September 2011
|Altech Multimedia acquires SetOne GmbH |
Altech Multimedia, part of the Allied Technologies Limited (Altech) group, today announced its acquisition of SetOne GmbH (“SetOne”), a German-based pioneer of innovative DVB-based products and solutions in the German-speaking Europe or DACH region. SetOne was founded in 2005 and has since been positioned as one of the leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) companies in central Europe. Its strength as a preferred supplier is evidenced by its recent breakthrough into Spain, Italy and other neighbouring countries in Europe.
2 December 2010
|Altech Multimedia Partners With Wyplay|
WYPLAY, the world’s leader in innovative TV-centric Operator software solutions, and Altech Multimedia, the internationally acclaimed developer of interactive software solutions and digital Set-top Boxes (STBs), unveil their formal collaboration to integrate Wyplay’s STB Client software.
25 November 2010
|Is your retail store ready for the digital TV roll out? By Keri Algar|
SYDNEY, NSW: Current.com.au has taken an exclusive look into Australia’s biggest set top box provider, its warehouse and research and development facility to see what the future of digital TV in Australia will look like. Representatives from the Federal Government Digital Switchover Taskforce, Channel Ten, Channel Nine and the ABC were presented with a technology and product demonstration by Altech Uec yesterday.
14 September 2010
|IRDETO Brings Multichoice Customers “UP TO SPEED” with DVB over IP Technology|
THE CHALLENGE - Effectively offer pay-TV services to consumers in high density dwellings or gated communities that prohibit satellite dish installation. - Deliver a comparable or improved customer experience to that of traditional direct-to-home (DTH) Satellite TV by extending the DTH offering through the provision of an HD IP set-top box (STB), powerful STB middleware and low-cost DVB to IP conversion equipment – all integrated into a solution that can be rapidly deployed. - Roll-out the solution in five months.
8 July 2010
|Altech UEC rolling out Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) Certified STBs in Australia|
Altech UEC, the Durban based developer of digital set-top boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions announced today through its Australian office that they have been appointed to supply High Definition (HD) satellite STBs for the initial phase of the Australian Viewer Access Satellite Television, or VAST service. VAST is a $200 million government-funded service that launched in July 2010 and is aimed at providing HD satellite television coverage for consumers that fall outside the digital terrestrial broadcast footprint.
8 June 2010
|M-Net & e.tv Commercial Broadcasters ready for Digital TV|
The success of South Africa’s migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) hangs in the balance. The Department of Communications this year announced a review of the technology standards used for DTT and a plan to change the technology standard which the country adopted in 2008. Today, M-Net and e.tv, who have been successfully trialling the DVB standard since 2008, questioned the need for this review as they demonstrated the effectiveness of the DVB standard.
8 June 2010
|Altech UEC Advanced Set-top Box Underpins Successful TopTV Launch in South Africa|
Altech UEC (UEC), the internationally acclaimed Durban (South Africa) based developer of digital Set-top Boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions today confirmed that the Johannesburg based commercial satellite subscription service provider, TopTV, had successfully launched UEC’s purpose built STB in what has become one of the most successful PayTV launches in recent times. The UEC TopTV STB is designed to TopTV’s specific requirements and draws on the latest DVB-S2 and MPEG4 technology in order to deliver optimum levels of performance and reliability.
16 May 2010
|Altech UEC Announces the Appointment of Peter Balchin as CEO|
Altech UEC, the internationally acclaimed Durban (South Africa) based developer of digital Set-top Boxes (STBs) and interactive software solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Balchin as Chief Executive Officer. Peter brings a wealth of international industry and market experience to the role having previously worked with organisations such as Pace Networks, Novatel Wireless and Nortel Networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.