connected tv

Connected TV Revisited

  • Posted on: 18 November 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

vizio-hdtvLast year this time the tech world’s attention was drawn to the Connected TV platform.  This was due to the release of Apple and Google TV. This year the same thing has happen but this time the tone has changed. Notable partners such as Intel, Adobe and Logitech have made announcements saying they are changing their strategy around the Connected TV platform - which mainly affects Google TV.

Netia Selected Netgem Hybrid IPTV Technology for Poland

  • Posted on: 8 November 2011
  • By: chw staff

Netia a multi-screen television service provider based in Poland has chosen to build its hybrid IPTV solutions on Netgem. Netia started as a fixed line broadband provider expanded added voice and now they are adding Netgem services to offer the complete triple play experience.  Part of the agreement, is Netgem will provide Netia with its middleware and hybrid DTT/Internet Set-top boxes.

Adobe Flash for the Digital Home, Two Years Later

  • Posted on: 12 October 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The Adobe Flash platform has come a long way since we first started using web animation. Even more astonishing is its role in facilitating in-home entertainment via the different devices. The Adobe Flash and Adobe AIR platforms have move from being a simple plug-in for desktop applications to being a platform for CE manufacturers to develop solutions for digital home devices. Now, developers can build applications for home devices extending the Flash-based experience to the television.

Amdocs Helps Service Providers to Win the Connected Home Battle

  • Posted on: 3 September 2011
  • By: Michel Arrede

A Home Run - Berlin, Birmingham and Beijing are no different to Boston or Bangkok: citizens everywhere are spending more and more time connected and are excited about 4G networks, machine-to-machine technology and embedded mobile devices. Amdocs’ market research survey of some 4700 consumers in 14 countries shows that consumers want, and will pay extra for, a “connected home” - a home environment conveniently controlled from residents’ smartphones, tablets, PCs or even connected-TV interfaces.

Trident Unveils Fusion HiDTV the First Intergrated 240Hz Digital TV SoC for Android

  • Posted on: 18 August 2011
  • By: admin

Trident Microsystems, today unveils the world's first integrated 240 Hz digital TV SoC (System-on-Chip) for Android-Based smart televisions. The chip is due for commercial release in the first quarter of 2012, will help digital televisions to offer a more immersive entertainment experience. The new solution comes with an HDMI 1.4a receiver and high speed ADCs to support up to 1080p digital and analog video inputs integrated.

Google Piggyback On Motorola Mobility Into the Connected Home

  • Posted on: 15 August 2011
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

The connected home has become the new technology battle ground for the electronics and software giants; with a market stand to worth tens of billons of dollars, we are on the verge of a feeding frenzy. Today Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion to become one of the biggest player in the connected home market. Bear in mind that it was just two months ago that Google abandon plans to continue to offer its PowerMeter service come 16 September this year. See why this acquisition is more than mobile phone and what is next?

Netgem Launches Mobile TV Cloud Solution

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

Netgem has launched a new mobile TV solution for service providers. The new netgemcloud solution will give users the flexibility to access their television from any screen, whether PCs, Tablets or smartphone. The netgemCloud platform is a software suite that bringing the cloud into the home by transforming the Set-top box into a multimedia server and connected devices into clients.

SoftAtHome Opens Office in Dubai to Support Gulf Region

  • Posted on: 2 June 2011
  • By: chw staff

Digital Home software provider SoftAtHome, is opening a new office in Dubai to support the current deployment of its technology by Etisalat. As their first subsidiary outside of Europe, SoftAtHome said they want to address the needs of other operators in the region. The SoftAtHome range of digital home software helps operators and 3rd party developers to create innovative and convergent applications for the Digital Home.

DLNA Releases New Interoperability Guidelines

  • Posted on: 23 May 2011
  • By: chw staff

As part of this week’s Connected Home Global Summit 2011 in London the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is releasing a new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of commercial media content. The new guideline will make it easier for residential customers to stream video content to in home devices such as DLNA certified Blu-ray disc players, connected TVs, game consoles and set-top boxes.