Twonky 8.2 Released With IPv6 and Audiobook Support
Lynx Technology, the new name for PacketVideo in North American and Europe has release Twonky 8.2, with IPv6, DIAL, audiobook support and cloud-based capabilities. Lynx said the new features added to Twonky 8.2 were in direct response to changing consumer preferences regarding media consumption in the connected home.
The The platform already offers broad support for systems such as Apple iOS, Android, Linux, Windows, Mac OS and QNX; plus interoperability support for media platforms such as Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and DLNA compatible devices.
Twonky 8.2 will be the first version upgrade under John Driver, CEO of Lynx Technology, who created the company after acquiring PacketVideo’s North American and European Connected Home business operations from parent company NTT DoCoMo. The PacketVideo brand and name will continue its operations in Japan, with no change to the Twonky technology or service offerings in Japan and Asia.
In a statement after the sale, then CEO of PacketVideo, Mark Tapling said, “NTT DoCoMo made the decision to sell PV’s North American and European operations to Lynx Technology due to their management team’s familiarity with and dedication to PacketVideo’s customers and commitment to quality”.
New features of Lynx Technology’s latest Twonky 8.2 release include:
- IPv6 support - to provide dual-stack support for parallel operations for IPv4 and IPv6 across iOS (Apple has notified app developers that all apps submitted to its App Store must support IPv6 starting in early 2016), Linux, Windows and Mac. Supporting both IPv4 and IPv6 will allow Twonky-enabled applications to continue to work with existing devices, as well as to detect and support new IPv6-enabled devices in the home.
- DIAL support – by adding DIAL APIs to Twonky, our customers can build and control their own Smart TV apps. Twonky 8.2 also enables beaming to Amazon Fire TV through a DIAL/DLNA-based Twonky app that is available in the Amazon app store.
- Audiobook support – to allow easier browsing of audiobooks, with clear separation from the consumer’s music collection.