Liberty Global (LGI) has promised to deliver the Home Gateway the European market has been waiting for. The company announced that they are partnering with some of the world’s biggest names in consumer electronics development and supplies, to build the best home gateway yet. The new home gateway promises to revolutionise how the connected home access, consume and share digital content.
BT (British Telecom) is the UKs largest telecom provider and it is one of those companies that you would love to hate but you can’t, because from time to time they do or say something that causes you to love or hate them all over again. This week BT pledged to spend an extra £1bn pounds to bring super-fast broadband to UK homes; this is one of those occasions.
Cisco announced today that they have teamed up with Cox Communication to deliver new Cox “Plus Package”, which features Cox's new Trio tru2way(R) interactive program guide, Whole Home digital video recorder (DVR)and expanded line-up of HD channels. With Cisco’s next generation Explorer range of set-top boxes.
TiVo today announced a new wireless adapter for in home wireless transfer of digital data. The new Wireless N Adapter works with TiVo Premiere, TiVo HD, TiVo Series3 HD or TiVo Series2 dual-tuner DVRs. Anyone who hasn’t got the network to move their media content around can use this adapter.
At the moment the Chinese technology market represents many different things to technology companies. For one company in particular it seems to be a market of opportunities. At this year’s China Content Broadcasting Network (CCNB) Conference Broadcom, a supplier of semiconductor for wired and wireless systems, introduced products specially design for the Chinese converging network market.
Within the last three or more years the idea of living a digital life style or having a connected home has come closer to being a reality than it has for the last ten. With organizations such as DLNA and UPnP working to establish standards the industry has come leaps and bounds. As things are at the moment the solutions are there for us to access our home from anywhere and at anytime. There is a huge push in technology development that is accelerating the implementation of the digital home areas that I see are: media streaming, home automation, embedded technology (android, system-on-chip), connectivity and always on internet.
Pace announced that they are to acquire Bewan Systems, a specialist in xDSL and cable DOCSIS 3.0 IP connectivity technologies. According to Pace the deal will not exceed €12.5 million, and is expected to complete the deal in the second quarter of this year. With this deal Pace is hoping to grow its position in the connected home market place by tapping into Bewan already established relationship wi
At this year’s Mobile World Congress, NEC demonstrated their Femtocell solution which offers PacketVideo’s TwonkyMedia connected home applications and MediaFusion content management and delivery platform. The solution is the result of collaboration between PacketVideo and NEC Corporation. The Femtocell solution is aimed at both consumers and mobile service providers.
A technology collaboration between Ericsson and Netgear has created a new 3G mobile broadband router, the MBRN3300. The new MBRN3300 3G wireless router with internal 3G radio, is a combination of Netgear’s wireless, routing, firewalls and IP network technology and Ericsson’s expertise in 3G mobile networks. The MBRN3300 is available now and will be demonstrated at this month’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Maxim and Celeno have combine their spcecialities to offer manufacturers a reference design for whole-home wireless HDMI solutions manufacturer of devices such as game consoles, digital video recorders (DVR), Blu-ray players, home gateway and set-top boxes will be able to use the reference design to build devices that distribute full-HD content wirelessly to remote HDTV displays.