Launching and driving mass adoption of Home Security and Monitoring, Energy Management and Home Control will be high up the agenda at the exclusive industry leaders summit, Connected Home Americas 2011, taking place October 18-19th at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta hotel. Also planned are in-depth discussions into the future of entertainment in the home, with topics such as multiscreen video, interactive and social TV, and TV Everywhere expected to be under the microscope.
DIRECTV has selected Pace HR34 Server to launch its Home Media Center solution. The HR34 digital home solution, said Pace, is the satellite industry’s first fully multiroom DVR platform. Both companies are looking forward to consumer response, according to DirecTV’s CTO, Romulo Pontual, the Home Media Center will be a first for DIRECTV. Home Media Center will be able to record and playback different programmes at the same time and offer management access from different devices.
For as little as $3 per month DIRECTV customers can have access to DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR service. The new multi-room service, allows customers to have more control over their television viewing experience by being able to share recorded programs on any TV in the home, begin a program in one room and finish it in another, and access DIRECTV's DVR technology on non-DVR HD receivers.
Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV and Samsung are forming an alliance to develop a specification for a full-featured "pixel accurate” Remote User Interface (RUI) that will form the core of the new RVU technology. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders’ commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home.