Set-top box specialist Echostar has launched a new Android-powered device.
The new HDX-410 supports the Android 4.0 operating system and includes Adobe Flash Player 11.x and a WebKit-based browser. The platform is designed to receive DVB and IP-delivered content and services, and offers home networking support.
HDX-410 is based on open standard and offers various connectivity options, with interfaces including HDMI, wireless networking to the 802.11n standard, Ethernet, S/PDIF and USB 2.0. The device will ship with software that supports various advanced video coding, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1 and VP8.
“Following close collaboration with the market following the introduction of our first Android-powered IP platform at IBC last year, we were aware that it was important to follow up with the addition of broadcast and DVB support to add to the versatility of the product”, said Rhod Williams, senior-vice president and general manager of EchoStar in Europe. “Initially appealing primarily to IP and over-the-top service providers, this updated platform adds an even higher level of flexibility and targets TV operators who wish to combine broadcast TV services with entertainment delivered over the IP channel in a single cost effective platform”.
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