In Russia, it represented the first domestic competitor to the Apple TV with support for UHDTV [video]

Company GS Group presented the first Russian digital set-top box that supports ultra high-definition television Ultra HD (4K) ā€” GS A230. The device is equipped with an STMicroelectronics microprocessor for ultra-high speed data processing, Wi-Fi modem for wireless connection to your home network and hard drive 1 TB. According to the developers, developed and manufactured in Russia, the prefix is not inferior to the world analogues.

Output UHD set-top box GS A230 under the brand General Satellite is a weighty proof of the existence of the domestic companies all the necessary competencies and capabilities to confidently participate in the process of import substitution of consumer electronics in our country, the company said. New device completely Russian design and manufacture according to its characteristics not inferior to foreign analogues.

The first Russian set-top box-enabled television, 4K GS A230 has two built-in tuner DVB-S/DVB-S2 to receive the satellite signal and broadcast TV content high-resolution the Ultra HD TVs. The console server uses a powerful microprocessor and coprocessor STMicroelectronics own development GS Group (for data processing), which first applied in consumer electronics. Quad-core system-on-chip STMicroelectronics ARM Cortex-A9 has a capacity of 12,000 DMIPS, which enables super-fast processing of 4K content. Integrated graphics processor ARM Mali400-MP4 running at a frequency of 400 MHz and allows to process 1600 Mpix/s.

GS A230 is designed for the premium segment of the Russian market. The hardware supports all standards of ultra high definition television, including video codec HEVC. For wireless connection to an IP network and an independent “mirror” content-transfer-devices-customers (smartphone or tablet running iOS or Android OS and a gaming console GS Proud) in the console integrated dual-band 2.4 GHz/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi router with 802.11 ac data transfer rate of up to 1.75 Gbit/s).

The device has a new standard multimedia interface HDMI 2.0 needed to view TV ultra HD with a wired connection to the UHD TV. Holders of GS A230 can use the possibility of independent viewing of video content from the second screen TV ā€” for this you need to connect the console client GS C5911.

GS-A230 has a built-in hard disk drive (HDD) of 1TB, two USB connectors to play media content from external drives, 3RCA and optical connector S/PDIF.

Stingray TV software platform has a user-friendly graphical interface and supports PVR function (recording of content on DD) and TimeShift (delayed viewing”).

GS A230 will be available for sale at authorized dealers in late August 2016.

Clifton Nichols

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