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Russia’s Tricolor TV launch TV tablet with GS Group

GS700_1Russian satellite TV provider Tricolor TV has launched a tablet computer designed to let users access its TV service, in partnership with technology firm and set-top box provider GS Group.

The Tricolor TV GS700 tablet includes preinstalled software that allows Tricolor subscribers to have TV viewing access from anywhere in their household with WiFi reception.

The tablet operates as an independent screen in conjunction with two GS Group digital HD set-top boxes, the GS E501 and the GS S591, and lets the viewer access different content on two TVs simultaneously using one smartcard.

It is also compatible with the GS U510, GS E212 and GS B211 receivers and can acts as a mobile remote control for the TV, provided the set-top boxes are connected to WiFi.

GS group said the tablet “is the next step toward implementing the concept of global satellite TV that in the future will be available for viewing anywhere in the world using mobile devices.”

The GS700 tablet will be available to buy through retailers and on the Cyberry online store. It will also be included with the GS E501 and the GS S591 set-top boxes.