Cox & Cisco Collaborate on Home Entertainment Solution
Cisco announced today that they have teamed up with Cox Communication to deliver new Cox “Plus Package”, which features Cox's new Trio tru2way(R) interactive program guide, Whole Home digital video recorder (DVR)and expanded line-up of HD channels. With Cisco’s next generation Explorer range of set-top boxes.
The Whole Home DVR solution offers more storage (160 – 500 GB) and with Cisco Explorer multimedia gateways (8642HDC DVR and 1642HDC). Customers can take advantage of the features that are available on the Explorers, such as:
- Picture in Picture (PIP) watch two programs at the same time.
- Record content at home and view them on mobile devices.
- Video on the Internet & HDTV: Internet video can be rebroadcast on HDTV, while stored DVR content can be passed over the Internet to the PC or laptop, in and outside the home, so users can decide when and where to watch.
The service features Tru2way which allow subscriber to experience a more interactive TV experience. Tru2way software serves as a "universal translator," so retail devices like HDTVs can receive a full range of digital cable services, including interactive guides, video on demand, and new applications and services yet to be deployed.