Motorola Introduces Video Streaming Device, Televation
Guided by our changing lifestyle, Motorola has launch the ‘Motorola Televation’, a new video streaming device that allows us to watch video content from anywhere in our home. As a form of media shifting, Motorola said the Televation will work with our Wi-Fi router to stream digital content to other IP connected devices in the home, such as an Apple iOS and Android based device. The new device is supported by a development kit to encourage content provider to develop new solutions.
Motorola said field studies show that we want more flexibility in accessing digital media around the home, especially television content, and that we no longer want to have to go to a specific room in our home to enjoy our favourite TV programme. “Consumers love entertainment, and want easy access to TV no matter where they are in the home”, said John Burke, Converged Experiences, Motorola Mobility.
Comcast was part of the development of the Televation and thinks the device will enable service providers to “give consumers a more portable TV experience in the home so they can watch anytime and anywhere,” said Tony Werner of Comcast. With the launch of the Televation, Motorola has provide a reference client application for tablet devices that can be easily branded, giving service providers an alternative to developing their own application.
The device has a high-performance core that translates programming in real-time from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, as well as changing the video settings to match the capabilities of the user viewing device. The Televation has an Ethernet port that allows it to plug directly into the home Wi-Fi router so the TV show can be wirelessly streamed over IP to any device connected to the home network.
Using Motorola’s proprietary SecureMedia IPRM-HN technology, which is approved CableLabs and the DTLA (Digital Transmission Licensing Administrator), content providers can rest assured that their content is protected and safe.