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Mobile IP-Connected Device Solutions Showcased at CES 2013
January 10, 2013
By Rachel Ramsey, TMCnet Web Editor
What do phones, televisions, tablets and homes have in common? They all have the ability to connect to the Internet. Smart devices of all kinds today are Web-enabled, and the number of connected devices continues to grow fast.
Morega Systems, Inc. provides a turn-key solution for multichannel operators and consumer electronics vendors to enable premium content portability. Morega creates a high-performance media ecosystem by putting firmware in the media source box (such as an IP gateway device), software in the client consumption devices and servers in the cloud. Working closely with the conditional access and DRM systems, Morega ensures that media is securely delivered via adaptive streaming or high-speed file transfer.
This week, Morega attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showcasing its latest offerings, including the Forge Media Gateway (News - Alert) Platform, TP Vision/Philips TV, Home Media NAS, Quad-stream HD Transcoding and Ad Insertion and Analytics. The solutions can be deployed to increase customer satisfaction and begin generating service revenue.
"Today's consumers demand the freedom to easily enjoy their favorite entertainment regardless of device or location," said Buddy Snow, CEO, Morega Systems, in a statement. "At Morega, we've developed a range of innovative solutions to help television service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers quickly and effectively address this challenge. Our technology begins in the home, with options to stream content anywhere, or to sync content for offline access on any device. As a pioneer and leader in media mobility, having deployed with some of the largest consumer brands in the world, we are excited to show our products at CES (News - Alert)."
Forge, developed in partnership with ViXS, Unihan, Lantiq (News - Alert) and Morega Systems, combines high-speed Internet access, digital voice services and wireless delivery of premium video, pictures and music to smartphones, tablets, laptops and connected TVs throughout the home and beyond.
The platform includes media transcoding system-on-chip (SoC), a VDSL broadband modem, diverse I/O options and innovative media management software to create a highly flexible architecture at an unprecedented low cost point. With Forge, pay television service providers finally have an affordable option for high-volume deployments that will fundamentally change the way consumers access content and services. Key features include ViXS XCode 4310 Dual HD Network Media Processor (News - Alert), voice services supported by Lantiq’s SLIC and ISDN devices and comprehensive media mobility software from Morega.
“Forge is the optimal platform to answer consumer demands for content mobility and a smart home network,” said Sally Daub, president and CEO of ViXS Systems, in a statement. “Our market leading XC4310 SoC enables real-time processing and delivery of multiple concurrent streams of live content and personal media. We are excited to collaborate with Unihan, Lantiq and Morega to bring to market a complete system solution that is ready for our customers to customize and deploy.”
Features of the other solutions showcased include:
· TP Vision/Philips TV - deploys Morega to enable customers to stream television content from their TP Vision Smart TV to any iOS device within the home by simply downloading an iOS app. Morega enables up to six concurrent streams from a single TP Vision Smart TV, allowing consumers to view multiple channels across multiple devices.
· Home Media NAS – media ingest, storage and playback from a DLNA media server to game consoles and smart TVs
· Quad-stream HD Transcoding – transcoding of four HD video streams simultaneously for delivery to smartphones, tablets, computers, and any other IP-based media device
· Ad Insertion and Analytics – targeted ad replacement on personal devices driven by user analytics captured through Morega’s media mobility software ecosystem
Morega’s solutions bring media to any IP network-connected device, addressing the consumer demand for constant access to content. To see other IP communications solutions unveiled at CES this week, TMCnet has the scoop.
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Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli
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