Does Youswitch multi-cameras works on STB or only OTT?
Youswitch Live Multi-cameras Player can be adapted as a STB application. The fact that most clients are using it on OTT is because it is easier to implement, it is easier to update and it does not need as much memory on the device to use it.
Most of service providers use more than one type of STB, therefore they need more than one version of the player installed. Since the application is local on the STB, any installation of the application or any update has to be distributed through the entire networks and this can bring some headaches sometimes. But this kind of operation is already done for other functionalities of the STB and the process can be automated.
The multi-camera player needs a certain amount of memory to be effective and some older version of STB cannot handle this kind of application. There are also some hybrid adaptations that can be done to connect STB to central server that delivers the application to the device, so this way the memory problem is resolved.
Nevertheless, we can adapt easily to Mediaroom application and some newer STB OS can manage it pretty well. Of course the easier way to provide it to your subscribers still is the OTT version which is an almost out of the box version and can provide as well for Tablet applications.
If you have an STB project to evaluate, please feel free to contact us.