ZTE at smart city and IBC events

Telecom networking and software major ZTE made two announcements — STB and its smart city solutions.


ZTE has unveiled its ZXV10 B820T2-A14 set top box (STB) at IBC 2016 in Amsterdam. The B820T2-A14 is an advanced STB, using a 4-core CPU and 5-core GPU to realize UHD 4K, to enhance the overall video experience.

The STB uses the Android TV system by Google and JVM, to achieve compatibility and interoperability with other Android applications and integrate it with ZTE Smart Home, for multi-screen, HD video calls, family album, home IoT network and voice assistant features.

The B820T2-A14 STB uses Analogic system on a chip with a 64 bit CPU architecture, 16GB EMMC Flash, 2GB DDR3 for smooth functioning providing 802.11AC 2*2 Wi-Fi wireless and RJ-45,10/100M wire access and supports Bluetooth 4.1, enabling Bluetooth remote and D-PAD connection.

With 4K & OTT being recognized as consistent industry trends to turn in to dominant broadband services, traditional DVB service providers are trying to match them for which the 4K DVB-T2 hybrid STB are a good and economical option.

“The B820T2-A14 has become an important part of the ZTE Big Video 4K Plus Solution, helping to consolidate ZTE’s leading position in the global smart STB market,” said Fang Hui, vice president at ZTE.

ZTE at smart city event

ZTE will display Smart City 2.0, showcasing the 1+3+N smart city solution, to transplant proven smart city technologies to meet the unique needs of each new city, and respective cloud-based big data platform.

At the same time, on the first day of the summit, smart city dignitaries from the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, Spain, France, Canada, Holland, Germany and Argentina visited smart city landmarks in Yinchuan, including the emergency command centers and city hall.

Global city administrators and experts will discuss the current and future trends in the construction and development of smart cities sharing the development in smart city and deployment with attendees globally.

The forum focusing on key topics, including top level design, business models, management models, construction standards and safety practices, as well as smart city legislation, will display the enhanced government management and better quality of life for residents, through smart city innovation.

It will act as a brain of a smart city to process real-time information from the interconnected IoT of the city.

ZTE will also exhibit Pre5G technology, including 1080p high-definition video conferencing and virtual reality solutions.

Other ZTE technology includes smart transportation, enabling the checking of traffic conditions and identification of untrustworthy taxi drivers on their mobile phone.

Also aspects of Yinchuan smart administration, made possible with ZTE solutions, such as digitalised business registration will be showcased, with the Yinchuan smart community features including facial recognition, remote meter reading and intelligent waste collection.

Yinchuan, a test on smart cities, and the model smart city by China, will soon be known as the global standard of smart cities, if successful.

Vina Krishnan
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