Enspert Adds Connected Devices to IDENTITY Mobile TV Service

  • Posted on: 10 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

The Enspert IDENTITY Mobile TV solution is about to be boosted with additional connected devices.  Enspert demonstrated range of mobile TV solution at last week’s CE Show in Las Vegas. According to Enspert the new line of devices that are coming out this year were designed to reflect the way we work and live. Developed on the open-source Android operating system the new range include VoIP and SoIP systems, including smartphones, multi-device media convergence hubs and mobile hotspots.

Sneak Peek of Enspert Android-Based Home Network Hub - IDENTITY S200

  • Posted on: 7 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

s200Enspert debuts a new Android based digital home network hub at CES, called the IDENTITY S200.  The IDENTITY S200 is a SoIP (Service over Internet Protocol) tablet device optimized for the home network and designed for next-generation media convergence. With integrated support for data sharing and smart grid enabled device management, the IDENTITY S200 can connect to DLNA certified, Bluetooth and Wireless devices.

MIPS Continues Android For Home With SmartCE Platform

  • Posted on: 6 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

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.

Qualcomm Debuts Skifta Media Shifting Service For The Connected Home

  • Posted on: 6 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Qualcomm debuts Shifta, a media shifting service at CES 2011, one of the technologies we highlight would be debuting there. The Skifta service gives users the ability to control and play their music, photos and videos on connected devices at home, at a friend's house, at work or on any WiFi network without syncing or side loading media to the phone. It is also certified to stream digital content to DLNA certified devices.

Sigma Designs Takes SMP8910 Media Processor to CES 2011

  • Posted on: 4 January 2011
  • By: chw staff

Sigma Design has announced that they will be taking their star chip (the SMP8910) to CES along with a range of connected home device solutions. According to them the SMP8910 media processor has made it possible for families to enjoy the same high quality entertainment that was only available in broadcasting and professional markets. Other solutions coming to the show include android platforms, Blu-ray, connected TV, Homeplug AV, Wireless display, powerline and home control.

Get Schlage LiNK System Home Automation App For Your Android Phone

  • Posted on: 29 December 2010
  • By: chw staff

Owners of Schlage home automation and security system can now access and manage the Schlage system away from home.  Using your Android phone you can monitor and control Z-ware enabled locks, thermostats, lights and other devices such as Schlage security cameras. Now owners of Android phones will be able to receive text messages when the kids get home from school.

Connected Home Predictions for CES 2011

  • Posted on: 19 December 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

CES 2011 is building up to be a very exciting show and one not to miss. From what I have seen this year, I think there are some very exciting technologies in the pipeline, especially for the connected home. The connected home has been added as a new area within the show for the first time next year. This is where I think there will be a lot of new solutions.

Lenovo’s LePad Android Tablet Coming

  • Posted on: 17 November 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Lenovo has announced that they will be joining the list of android tablet supplier as early as next year, when they release the LePad Android Tablet.  According to the company the LePad will debut in the US early next year possible after the CE Show in Las Vegas. The company did not say how much it The Lenovo LePad Android tablet will cost but did say it will initially run on Google Android mobile OS – version unknown, with the possibility of moving to Google Chrome OS later.  When release the LePad will go head to head with the likes of the Asus Eee Pad, ViewSonic Viewpad and others.

Sigma Processor Powers DViCO TVIX Xroid A1 Android Media Player

  • Posted on: 13 October 2010
  • By: chw staff

Sigma work on Android for the home has begun the gear fruit announced that DViCO has selected their SMP8656 Secure Media Processor for its TVIX Xroid A1 Android based connected media player. The TVIX Xroid A1 is DViCO first Android-based Over-the-Top (OTT) media player and is part of the company’s plan to develop an Android-based  product line to support the growing Connected Home market. The TVIX Xroid A1is the first Android connected media player on the market to use Sigma's SMP8656 media processor.

ViewSonic ViewPad 100 Tablet Offers Dual-boot Windows7 and Android

  • Posted on: 5 September 2010
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

ViewSonic debuts the world first dual-boot Windows7 home premium and Google Android 1.6 tablet PC at this years IFA show in Germany.  The Viewpad said ViewSonic offers the best of both worlds, because Viewpad 100 offers the latest version of Microsoft Windows and the flexibility of Android.  With Viewpad 100 have access to USB connectivity, Adobe Flash support, the ability to create presentation and Word documents and view output via its mini VGA.