MIPS Continues Android For Home With SmartCE Platform
MIPS is back this year At CES to show us how far they have reached with their Android work. The company has unveiled a new SmartCE (Connected Entertainment) platform. SmartCE is designed to provide a connected experience with integrated support for Home Jinni ConnecTV application, Adobe Flash Platform for TV, Android, Skype, social media and other platforms. According to MIPS president Art Swift, SmartCE complements other connected platforms like Yahoo! Connected TV and can be extended to Google TV.
"Last year at CES, MIPS Technologies and Sigma Designs showed off the world's first Android set-top boxes. This year we are joining to demonstrate our continued progress with Android and other technologies for the next generation connected consumer experience,” Ken Lowe, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Sigma Designs. The SmartCE platform is the latest milestone from MIPS Technologies and its licensees in driving Android solutions into the digital home.
Visitors to the show can see the MIPS community latest solution in action. SoC (System-on-Chip) solutions from community members like Trident Microsystems, ViXS Systems, Sigma Designs, Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), Zoran and others will be on demonstration.
The SmartCE platform includes the following capabilities:
- The Home Jinni ConnecTV application, including the ability to search, organize and access music, photos and video content from local sources and the Internet on sites such as YouTube, Netflix, Yahoo! Movies, and numerous others.
- Social networking with other users through integration with Facebook.
- Two-way video and voice conferencing through Skype, enabling consumers to easily and cost-effectively engage in video calls with family and friends on an HDTV.
- Adobe Flash Platform for TV integration, giving users access to a large percentage of the video content available on the Internet today.
- Seamless integration of mobile devices with digital home devices, enabling consumers to transfer calls and use their smartphone, tablet computer or other mobile device as a remote control for their DTV.