NextBiT Develops OTT Set Top Box for Chinese Firm

by Manu Sharma    Jan 29, 2010

Bangalore-based NextBiT Computing has designed and developed the Intellectual Property (IP) and solutions for an Over the Top (OTT) Set Top Box (STB). The company will now deliver the first batch of 50,000 units to a China-based OEM by February 2010.

Incorporated in 2005, their first product was an IP STB. The company develops and provides intellectual property and solutions, which help drive next generation audio, video, and data enabled consumer electronic, broadcast, and handheld devices. An early customer has been Netmedia, a Korean based company.

Talking to CXOtoday, Vishal Borkar, CEO of NextBiT Computing said, "Our core IP is the hardware design resource and the firmware functionality. Even though, the Chinese firm has not yet finalized on the brand name, the first batch will be out by February this year. We have incorporated features like Internet browsing, remote computing, video phone and live TV support that works on 2G, 3G and also other technologies."

NextBiT has added more features to the OTT STB to make it a complete converged communication and computing multimedia device. "We feel set top box have a good future and is also commercially viable for an ODM," he added.

The company has also tied up with manufacturing companies in China, Taiwan, Korea and also a local contract manufacturer. "We provide a complete package for the product from design, fabrication, to the final product and also take care of large scale production by contract manufacturers," he added.

With a team of 22 developers based out of Bangalore, the company has a presence in markets such as Japan, Dubai and Singapore.