Mirosoft announced last week that French network services and telecoms operator Viapass, has selected Microsoft Mediaroom with virtualization as the software platform to deliver a breakthrough Internet Protocol television (IPTV) service to its business customers worldwide through its division Viapass TV.
ZINNET today unveiled the brite-View(TM) CinemaCube, a high-definition multi-media player and BitTorrent downloader with networking capabilities, and Air HD, a wireless HD transmission and receiver kit that sends uncompressed HD content to your HDTV.
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) announced today that it will release some of the greatest films ever made for the first time in high definition as part of its exclusive new "Sapphire Series". The Sapphire Series will capitalize on the pristine picture and sound of the Blu-ray format to present each cinematic gem in the highest quality for the first time in two-disc, high definition sets*. The series will kick off on
Celeno Communications, a leading provider of semiconductors for multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications, announced that it is working with Texas Instruments to enable next-generation cable modem gateways with wireless HD technology for Cable HD IPTV applications. Celeno’s high-performance CL1300 Wi-Fi chip is now interoperable with Texas Instruments’ (TI) Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0® products.
D-Link announced that it has begun shipping the easy-to-use HD MediaBridge® Starter Kit (DXN-221) that taps into existing coaxial wiring throughout the home, delivering fast, secure and stable connections for extending a home network to devices at the entertainment system and to multiple rooms without interrupting cable service.
Cisco announced that they will be using their Medianet cable service provider to deliver next generation digital home content. The medianet service provider is an intelligent network optimized for rich media that can help drive video strategy for enterprises, consumers and service providers. Cisco is the only company that, along with our partners, can address rich media from an end-to-end perspective by taking advantage of deep expertise in IP networking, video and consumer premise solutions.
Trident Microsystems, a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the multimedia and digital television markets, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG to acquire selected assets of the frame rate converter, demodulator and audio product lines of Micronas' Consumer Division. The consideration payable to Micronas will consist of 7.0 million shares of Trident common stock and warrants to acquire up to 3.0 million additional Trident shares.
Western Digital has entered the Media Player market with their WDTV Media Player. We are seeing a steady stream of announcement from home systems manufactures; I was last month that Western Digital announced their new the My Book World Edition NAS drive for the Connected Home market.
Trident Microsystems a leader in high-performance semiconductor system solutions for the multimedia and digital television markets today announced that its HiDTV Pro-AX System-On-A-Chip processor received the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification for Digital Media Player (DMP).