MAG Set-Top Boxes to usher IPTV into the future
In recent years IPTV has aggressively invaded the entertainment industry, resulting in many households opting to cut their expenses, old-school cable TV cords. Who can blame them? The IPTV route is convenient, cheaper, and can be continuously kept up to date with whatever new technology is available.
But what is IPTV is and how does it work? The simple answer: IPTV is the delivery of television content over Internet networks. For consumers, the key contrast with traditional formats like cable and satellite television is choice. With the traditional formats, unless viewers have an expensive, bulky recording device, they can only watch what’s on when it’s on. IPTV enables viewers to watch what they want to watch when they want to watch it.
And unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. To watch IPTV content, you only need a device that can accept the streamed content, decode it, and deliver it to a compatible source, which can be your TV, laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone.
There are three kinds of devices to control streamed content without cable—are Smart TVs, mobile phones and set-top boxes.
Unlike smart TVs and mobile phones, set-top boxes are specifically designed to stream media. Because most televisions are not equipped for IPTV, consumers usually need a set-top box that “translates” what they receive over their internet connection into a format a non-smart TV can read.
At the forefront of these devices is the MAG, a cross-functional solution that enables consumers to quickly and easily enjoy interactive television. Mag IPTV boxes stand out because of their reliability, cost-effectiveness, speed, ease-of-use, and outstanding streaming performance. And they run on Android OS!
With the Mag ITPV box, users can also play offline media files from a storage device through the USB port. Most users choose a MAG over an Android box because of MAG’s native support of the Stalker middleware. This allows connection to IPTV servers to watch live TV or stream VOD movies.
The latest MAG box, the amazing 424w3, takes IPTV to new frontiers with its speed and reliability while still focusing on recreating a traditional cable TV experience in terms of quality and reliability. Just like its predecessors, the MAG 322 w1 and Mag 254, the 424w3 is one of the most reliable and best-regarded IPTV boxes on the market, delivering lightning-fast streaming capabilities at an affordable price.
MAG424/424w3 is a cost-effective UHD IPTV/OTT solution intended for medium to large operators and telecommunication service providers.
It re-envisions the consumer mindset when it comes to watching television because of its 1 Gb of operative and 8 Gb flash memory, good enough to play back and store the high-quality video. The MAG 424w3 even decode HEVC-compressed files, which means the network load will be lower when delivering 4K content.
MAG424w3 is an improved version of the base model MAG424 with a built-in Wi-Fi dual-band feature to support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channels. A built-in Wi-Fi module, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.1 support allow any external drive to be connected for extra storage space or a keyboard and mouse for more comfortable use of the set-top box.
Before MAG424w3, there was MAG322, a set-top box containing a high-performance processor and 512 MB RAM. It is the optimal solution for quick launch of IPTV.
This set-top box was designed to fulfill current market needs. Users were able to enjoy the highest video and sound quality and had HEVC support with dramatically reduced network load.
The MAG 254 was designed to support 3D video and similarly intensive interactive applications.