Netgem Home

Soundbox, a really smart, elegant, and compact connected soundbar for telcos

Amsterdam, September 14th, 2019 – Netgem, a pioneer in the connected home space, is releasing its second generation of its smart soundbars for telcos in partnership with Sharp, one of the world’s leading electronics groups.


Designed by a well-known designer team, this premium compact soundbar offers an elegant all-in-one home system, managed by operators.

The Soundbox is fully integrated with the Netgem back-end, multiscreen solutions, and tools for telcos, bringing the most comprehensive package to the market with Alexa, 4K HDR10, catch-up TV, best of OTT, DVB-T2 tuner built-in, wireless audio control, great sound, and slick design. It’s the ideal way for fiber operators to offer an elegant concentration of entertainment to their users!

The new product supports the telco content packages and services, as well as leading international and local streaming services, replay TV, several video-on-demand catalogs, and interactive applications based on standards such as HbbTV, Freeview Play, and HTML5. The off-the-shelf content offering is flexible and tailored to meet telco needs and requirements.

Its compact format becomes part of the user’s living room, enhancing the sound experience with elegance, quality, and support for 4K HDR and Dolby sound enhancement technologies.

Equipped with four speakers and a Class D stereo amplifier, the soundbar delivers rich sound even at the highest levels. An optional external subwoofer can be added for a tasteful touch of extra bass power.

Users can also control their wireless headphones and wireless speakers at home through Soundbox TV functions, as well as smart home devices compatible with Alexa ecosystem.

See, it’s really smart. We told you.

The Soundbox is showcased during IBC by Netgem (Hall 15 MS22 & 23).

About Netgem
Netgem is a pioneer of the connected home, with its first Set-Top Box in 1996 and its first Smart Soundbar in 2017, and the co-creation of an independent French fiber service operator under the Videofutur brand. Netgem brings users, consumer electronics brands and telecommunications operators a secured and open platform that enables and manages services via a coherent portfolio of certified TV, video, audio, and network equipment for the connected & managed home.
For more information, visit: http://home.netgem.com

Press contact

Netgem SA – 10 Avenue de L’Arche – 92400 Courbevoie – France

Tel: +33 671 560 757 / email: joel.reboul@netgem.com

About Sharp
Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. Sharp sets its business vision as “Changing the World with 8K+5G and AIoT.” 8K technology creates images that reveal a world beyond our everyday reality and gives birth to thrilling new discoveries. AIoT connects people and society through artificial intelligence and IoT technology. Being the origin of countless innovations, through these ideas, Sharp will continue to revolutionize the world. Sharp Corporation employs 52,564 people around the world (as of June 30, 2019) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,400,072 yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019.
For more information, please visit: http://sharpconsumer.eu

Press contact
behle & partner – Lena Steinke/ Jean Marc Behle – Carl-Jordan-Straße 16 – 83059 Kolbermoor

Tel. +49 8031/ 391 16 02/ -07 – email: sharp@behle-partner.de