- Instantly empowers Set Top Boxes and Consumer Electronics devices with 11ac
InstaFi 11ac Enabler
Instantly empowers Set Top Boxes and Consumer Electronics devices with 11ac
Taking innovation to the next level, AirSonics’ InstaFi™ 11ac enabler quickly delivers the most powerful 802.11ac Wi-Fi capabilities to Set Top Boxes (STBs) and a host of rapidly expanding Consumer Electronics (CE) devices. With unwavering focus on improving the IPTV business case, InstaFi™ dramatically condenses install times and facilitates equipment re-use by giving new life to Ethernet-only STBs.
Accelerated installation and performance
Experience gained through years working alongside techs has enabled us to appreciate the challenges installers face daily. Take the STB pairing process for example. Rather than mandating an installer to spend upwards of 5 minutes to enter a simple passcode on a STB remote, AirSonics applied industry-standard WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on InstaFi™ to reduce the pairing process by over 83%. Using another out-of-the-box approach, InstaFi™ exploits the proven benefits of Ethernet to deliver superior video quality and performance by bypassing the numerous STB CPU resource challenges propagated by USB-based adapters.
11ac Set Top Box upgrade or retrofit?
Despite IPTV’s proven consumer stickiness, it’s business case has long been financially challenged (we’re being overly generous here). AirSonics developed InstaFi™ to move IPTV providers significantly closer to the Holy Grail of breakeven. Rather than purchasing a new STB at $150 merely to attain 11ac, InstaFi™ enables you to re-use and upgrade existing STBs for just $34. No-brainers like InstaFi™ are as common as Haley’s Comet these days in telecom so let us demonstrate how InstaFi™ can slash a year from the lengthy IPTV payback period and make your CFO and you BFFs.
Wireless CE device networking
With 8+ connected CE devices per average North American home and growing, legacy 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi is simply choking on the demands of these video-centric streaming devices. Employing the latest Wi-Fi standard in the uncrowded 5 GHz spectrum, InstaFi™ instantly delivers state-of-the-art 11ac capabilities to network CE devices as well as DFS (Dynamic Frequency Selection) channel support to the numerous CE devices which aren’t DFS enabled. InstaFi's bandwidth and installation ease makes it an ideal alternative to in-home Ethernet cabling too.
No IP address required
Most Access ONTs and DSLAMs limit the number of assignable private IP addresses for CPE devices. With Residential Gateways, STBs and home networking devices each consuming an IP address, many IPTV deployments are limited to 3 STBs or less. In response to this nagging issue, InstaFi™ employs MAC address cloning to avoid consumption of precious IP addresses. This unique method conserves IP addresses for better utilization with remotely monitored CPE devices in the home.