Ekaterina Alexandrova | 01/19/2021
JSC “NPO” Digital Television Systems “(as part of the innovation cluster” Technopolis GS “, Gusev, Kaliningrad region) won the competition of the Ministry of Industry and Trade for a state subsidy
for the development and organization of serial production of subscriber equipment for a multi-service digital platform for home wireless networks.
The project provides for the development and organization of serial production of devices that combine the functionality of a home media server, a smart home controller and a network router, in
several modifications. These devices will have advanced features and support all common content delivery standards (to mobile devices, TV receivers
based on the main platforms, SmartTV), provide support for mesh networks, software integration with smart home solutions, etc. The application of NPO TsTS JSC became the best of 16 successfully passed
scientific and technical assessment of the competition committee. In total, several dozen applications were submitted for the competition.
It is planned that the project will be implemented by June 30, 2025. According to the terms of the competition, the first device should be put into mass production in 2021. Products will be presented in countries
EurAsEC and far abroad.
“I am glad that the Ministry of Industry and Trade chooses to support not only projects aimed at solving niche specialized business problems, but also those that have the potential to reach millions
audience of users. This suggests that the state is increasingly turning towards the localization of large-scale production of electronics, and the domestic industry has every chance of becoming
a notable player in the global market. Our experience shows that Russian developments in the field of content consumption – both software and hardware – are quite competitive “, –
commented on the production director of GS Group Fedor Boyarkov.
According to the GS Group analytical center, at the end of 2020, the consumption of TV receivers in the world amounted to 230 million units. Market structure is changing rapidly: HD models are being replaced by Ultra HD
4K devices, internet connection becomes mandatory. However, a key market change is that telecom operators are rapidly developing their ecosystems, some of which
is built on the basis of a premium segment hybrid set-top box with the functionality of a smart home controller. The world market for such devices exceeds 10 million units per year, and the main drivers are
leading TV operators. For example, Sky Group, the world’s largest satellite operator, started developing the Sky Q family of devices back in 2016, resulting in the Sky Q Hub and Sky Broadband Hub.
The Russian market of receivers for Pay TV at the end of 2020 amounted to 4.5 million units. The development of the Russian receiver market as a whole reflects global trends: segments of simple TV set-top boxes
are shrinking, and conceptually new multifunctional devices are rapidly replacing them. In Russia, such devices are only developing, but under favorable circumstances, the volume of this segment
will be able to exceed 1 million units by 2025.