Set-top box maker AirTies has partnered with multi-screen and OTT services specialist Norigin Media to launch a new set-top box (STB) with mobile-to-TV casting capabilities.
The “ultra-small” multimedia STB is designed to let users cast TV and video streams – as well as games, social media and music – from mobile devices onto larger screens at home.
The firms said that the new casting solution is targeted at mobile and converged network operators “looking to increase the stickiness of their services in the connected home environment.”
The AirTies STB uses cast streaming technology developed in conjunction with Norigin Media to enable video and other multimedia content to be pushed to TV screens using adaptive bitrate technology.
The solution is designed to let viewers use their smartphone or tablet as a user interface to select programmes. It been developed on the AirTies 7205 STB in combination with Norigin ́s Hybrid Apps suite and will also work with AirTies’ Air 7405 set-top.
“This latest innovation draws on the experience gleaned from developing a similar OTT solution for converged mobile, fixed and broadband operator Orange Spain. It allows any mobile operator to offer a full featured Pay TV solution bringing satellite quality video and security from the smart phone to the TV without expensive media gateways,” said Bulent Celebi, executive chairman and co-Founder of AirTies.
Norigin Media’s co-founder, CEO and CTO, Espen Erikstad, added: “There has been much discussion about how the box at home and OTT services are different worlds and this partnership just proves otherwise and makes a stronger case for TV Everywhere.”
AirTies will exhibit at IBC on stand 5.B33. Norigin Media will exhibit on stand 14.H16