Since the introduction of Pay-TV, service providers and content creators such as movie studio have struggled to maintain security of their content while at the same time trying to offer viewers the flexibility to access contents from anywhere. The main solution has been to offer a propriety set-top box for each point of access – a box in every room. That has worked for the past few years but the increase in mobile technology has thrown up another challenge; viewers want the option to access the same Pay-TV content on their mobile devices, thus removing or by passing the access control set
Savant systems launches a new line of Apple-based Audio Visual control and distribution platform, called SmartSystems, which consist of eight systems. The new solutions replace the current Rosie and PROTÉGÉ range and include an iTune-based digital media server. The SmartSystems will allow you to manage all your smart home appliances including home-theater control, whole-home automation, lighting, media and A/V distribution.
Savant Systems, the developer of the first Apple-based home automation and control system, has introduced a 16-channel class D amplifier for distributed audio applications, called the AMP-1640. The AMP-1640 is in direct response to market demand for a multi-room audio amplifier that leverages Savant’s elegant industrial design, delivering the same look and feel as Savant’s other rack mountable devices. AMP-1640 is the ideal solution when paired with Savant’s multi-room audio products and can be placed either on a shelf or within an equipment rack.
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) today announced the ratification of MoCA 2.0, giving OEM and operators a clear roadmap for them to invest and develop technologies that will serve the gorwing need for better connected devices. The new standard will benefit technologies such as multi-room DVR, broadband extension and PC-to-TV connectivity, that will provide consumers with more robust, satisfying whole-home networking experiences.
Pace, a leading global developer of digital TV technologies, has revealed an advanced multiroom DVR solution, Home Content Sharing (HCS). Pace`s HCS, which utilizes centralized storage to connect multiple high definition (HD) set-top boxes within the home, is integrated with Rovi`s Interactive Program Guide (IPG) and Rovi`s Connected Platform software to enhance the product`s advanced functionality.