Meet the team
Early in 2003, the present core team got together to participate in shaping a new era of the multimedia entertaining world with new generation home consumer electronics – Set-Top Box (STB).
At the time three enthusiasts in Bulgaria formed a partnership with a start up company in Switzerland (AVIQ Systems) to meet the challenge of developing a product competitive to TiVO in USA, but targeting the European market.
After many efforts and hard nuts to crack, the first product was released 2 years later with an amazingly rich set of features – watching, recording, replay, pause and seek of up to 2 hours of TV channels delivered by analog tuner. Other major functionalities included: browsing and searching in EPG, browsing and playing media from home network, CD playback and rip, photo albums, recording from analog input (e.g. VHS), FM/Internet radio, playing DVD.
The evolution of internet connectivity got to a degree allowing to watch real time high quality streamed multimedia, so our team adapted to catch the new wave. A serries of new innovative products was developed with focus on delivering featured multimedia content to home users.
AVIQ Bulgaria Ltd. was founded as a subsidiary and main development lab of AVIQ Systems AG.
The company was attracted by the new wave of Connected TV and OTT. The Smart TV allowed to create apps for streaming TV channels and Video on Demand directly on the user’s TV without any additional device.
Starting from 2003 up to 2011 we developed a proprietary development platform that is powerful enough for building custom STB software running on Linux based hardware. It represents a graphics and UI library with rich Lua scripting framework.
Yet, the appearance and popularization of Google Android technology forced us to change our strategy in building our development platform so that we can stay competitive.
Having Android inside an STB device shortened the product development time next to allowing the easy creation of attractive UI. Our Android based STB and Connected TV products brought success to several operators in Switzerland.
TV operator in Switzerland launches STB based on our work.
Tempted and challenged by the evolving mobile technologie, we created several products covering Android and Windows Phone Mobile platforms.
Our practice of accumulating our experience and work into a software development platform made our most powerful proprietary technology – AVIQTVSDK. It represents a framework used by 3 box software projects up to that moment. It allows sharing and integration of many base features used by every Box or Mobile application with emphasis on TV.
An existing STB project is ported to the new AVIQTVSDK, while also switching to a new hardware platform.
The company proprietary product AVIQTV is born.
Live events broadcast operator in USA launches STB based on our work.
Our experience in computer science with emphasis on Artificial Intelligence enriched our framework with a system for searching in textual content and a system for recommendation.
AVIQ Bulgaria Ltd. changed its name to Intelibo Ltd., while its framework AVIQTVSDK renamed to TVBOSDK, and AVIQTV STB – to TVBO.
One of the largest TV operators in Bulgaria is launching STB based on our work.
Intelibo is launching MuzicBo. A music box player installed in public shops and institutions playing audio content assembled by professional DJs.