Now, everyone can have superior service to linear broadcasting

whether they have broadband, limited Internet or even no Internet

StingrayTV integration

  • StingrayTV features flexible configuration and the ability to adapt to almost any system requirements
  • Diverse StingrayTV based solutions can be installed quickly

About GS Labs

> 250 people
  • GS Labs is a center for research and development in the field of software products and consumer electronics. Its key activities include development and integration of complex hardware and software solutions for digital television in all media and for all devices.
  • GS Labs` product suite includes set-top boxes under the General Satellite brand, up-to-date software platform StingrayTV with interactive services support, conditional access system, mobile applications and services for Smart TV, including smart electronic program guide (EPG) and streaming solution.
> 250 people
  • The center is comprises of four subdivisions with unique competencies.

    The total number of staff members is over 250 people.

    GS Labs is a part of the GS Group holding company.

Our vision

Smooth service improvement as connection improves

No Internet Access

  • Linear services
  • On demand content if storage is attached
  • Basic/not personalized metadata

Limited Internet Access

  • Linear services
  • On demand content if storage is attached
  • Extended/personalized metadata
  • Whole home network

Broadband Connection

  • Linear services
  • On demand content if storage is attached
  • Extended/personalized metadata
  • Whole home network
  • On demand content through over the top (OTT)
Smooth service improvement as connection improves
 

Our solution for a challenging technical problem

Back-end Servers

No Internet Access

Basic Provisioning
  • MDP (MetaData Producer): metadata management and distribution via DVB
Extended Provisioning
  • APS (Application Platform Server): FW & SW management and distribution via DVB

Internet Access

Basic Provisioning
  • MDS (MetaData Server): metadata management and distribution via IP
  • UALS (User Activity Log Server): user activity logs’ storage and pre-processing
Extended Provisioning
  • APS (Application Platform Server): FW & SW management and distribution via IP
  • ADS (Advertisement Distribution Server): advertisement management and distribution via IP
Broadband
  • GSOP (GS OTT Platform): extended platform for services’ management via IP

Provisioning and Capabilities

No Internet Access

Limited Internet Access

Broadband Connection

Provisioning
Basic
  • MDP
    (MetaData Producer): metadata management and distribution via DVB
Extended
  • Kids RCU
    Special RCU that allows switching on kids channels only
  • Wi-Fi router / LAN
    Connecting Mobile device to STB on local network
  • Mobile Apps
    Apps for viewing video content on the Android and iOS devices
  • Android TV App
    App for viewing video content on the Android TV devices
  • Smart TV Apps
    Apps for viewing video content on the Smart TV devices
Basic
  • MDS
    (MetaData Server): metadata management and distribution via IP
Basic
  • GSOP
    (GS Cloud Operations Platform): extended platform for services’ management via IP
Capabilities
Basic
  • Power-on Channel
    Channel displayed for viewing after an STB is switched on
  • Channels Logo
    Channels logo that can be updated
  • Reminder to watch
    Switching to a channel due to reminder set by user
  • EPG List
    List of TV programs broadcast on channels
  • Parental Control
    Option that allows blocking event viewing by PIN code. Age restriction data is transmitted with other EPG data
  • Most Popular Channels
    List of the most popular channels according to the local STB viewing statistics
  • Games
    Tetris, Goldsmith, Mines, etc.
  • L-Mode
    Commercialized channels viewing mode (reduced video display area and presentation of banners and additional information)
Extended
  • Kids Profile
    STB operating mode that allows viewing kids channels only
  • Mirror Streaming
    Videocontent streaming from STB to Mobile Device (the same content on TV, Mobile, Android TV, Smart TV devices)
Basic
  • Channels Logo QU
    Channels logo that can be quickly updated
  • Content Banner
    Events banners displayed in the events list
  • Content Metadata
    Video content data: name, description, year of production, country, cast, posters, trailers etc.
Basic
  • OTT Live
    Content viewing via the Internet
Provisioning
Extended
  • USB flash storage
    Storage device
Extended
  • MDS
    (MetaData Server): metadata management and distribution via IP
  • UALS
    (User Activity Log Server): user activity logs’ storage and pre-processing
Extended
  • GSOP
    (GS Cloud Operations Platform): extended platform for services’ management via IP
Capabilities
Extended
  • PVR
    STB function intended to record TV programs on internal or external storage device
  • Timers
    Timers set by user to record videostream via PVR
  • TimeShift
    Pausing, resuming and rewinding playback of live transport stream via recording video stream to a storage device
  • SmartPVR
    Video stream recording due to a schedule set by an operator
  • Multimedia
    App for working with storage devices and media files on them
Extended
  • EPG Archive
    EPG for the past period, allowing to use CatchUp and StartOver functions
  • User Activity Logs
    Statistics on content viewing and STB usage
Extended
  • Catch-Up
    Viewing past broadcasts saved in the archive
  • Start-Over
    Opportunity to view the current event from the beginning
Provisioning
Basic
  • MDP
    (MetaData Producer): metadata management and distribution via DVB
Extended
  • Service Gateway
    Information about subscriber’s balance and active subscriptions
  • Payment Gateway
    Payments acceptance for the Internet connected STBs
Capabilities
Basic
  • User ID
    User unique identificator
  • Subscription Info
    Information about subscriptions and services
  • STB Info
    Basic information about STB: firmware version, software platform, etc
  • Help
    Additional information
  • TVMail
    Service for mailing out messages to STBs
Extended
  • Self Service
    Account information (status of balance/subscriptions) and payment (e.g.
  • Purchases
    Purchase of operator services
Provisioning
Basic
  • MDP
    (MetaData Producer): metadata management and distribution via DVB
Extended
  • MDS
    (MetaData Server): metadata management and distribution via IP
Extended
  • ADS
    Advertisement management and distribution via IP
Capabilities
Basic
  • Splash Screen
    Banners displayed while STB loading after its switching on
  • Standby Banner
    Full screen banner displayed while switching to/from the Standby mode
  • Switch Banner
    Full screen banner displayed while channel switching
  • Info Banner
    Non-full screen banner displayed over content
  • EPG Banners
    Сlickable non-full screen banner displayed in EPG list
  • L-Mode Banner
    Non-full screen banner displayed in a commercialized channel view mode
Extended
  • Banner's Carousels
    Сlickable non-full screen banners displayed on the STB home screen
  • Home Screen
    STB home screen that can be filled with content dynamically
Extended
  • Video Advertisement (pre/mid/post-rolls)
    Advertisement demonstration during video content display.
Provisioning
Basic
  • APS
    FW & SW management and distribution via DVB
Basic
  • APS
    FW & SW management and distribution via IP
Capabilities
Basic
  • FW update via DVB
    Firmware update via DVB
  • STB Apps update via DVB
    Delivery of updates for STB Apps via DVB
Extended
  • FW update via the Internet
    Firmware update via the Internet
  • STB Apps update via the Internet
    STB applications update via the Internet
  • SW update statistics
    Statistics of firmware updates for the Internet connected STBs
Provisioning
Basic
  • ZigBee controller
    Provides connection between STB and peripherals using Zigbee wireless technology. Connects to STB via USB
  • ZigBee peripherals
    Bulbs, sockets, sirens, sensors, keyfobs, etc
Extended
  • Wi-Fi router / LAN
    Connecting Mobile device to STB on local network
  • Mobile Apps
    Apps for viewing video content on the Android and iOS devices
Extended
  • WAN
    Internet access
  • Smart Home Cloud
    Secure remote connection of mobile apps to STB, sending notifications
  • SMS Gateway
    Sending SMS messages of Smart Home events
Extended
  • Video Hosting
    Cloud video storage
  • Video Camera
    Video Camera for full or event video monitoring
Capabilities
Basic
  • Inner monitoring & control via Mobile Apps
    Control and configuration of Smart Home in STB App
  • Automation
    Automatic execution of user-defined scripts
  • Notifications on TV
    Display notifications on TV of Smart Home events
Extended
  • Local monitoring & control via Mobile Apps
    Local control and configuration of Smart Home in Mobile App in home network
Extended
  • Secured Authorization
    Sending encrypted authorization data
  • Remote monitoring & control via Mobile Apps
    Remote control and configuration of Smart Home in Mobile App via the Internet
  • Push Notifications
    Receive Push-notifications of Smart Home events
  • SMS Notifications
    Receive SMS-notifications of Smart Home events
Extended
  • Video Monitoring
    Full or event video viewing from cloud hosting