IBC 2012 – AMSTERDAM. Stand 14.320. PacketVideo has announced today that its Twonky server software has been selected by Hitron Technologies for use in their DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Gateway.
Adding the Twonky Server will enable service provider subscribers to seamlessly discover, access, manage and stream digital videos, music and photo content around the home, on smartphones, tablets and even in the cloud.
Twonky’s device profile database will enable Hitron’s DOCSIS 3.0 cable gateway to not only interface seamlessly with DLNA devices, but a whole list of quasi-DLNA or even non DLNA devices, such as the Apple TV and game consoles, and other providers.
For service providers, this becomes more important to ensure compatibility of devices outside their domain which are currently
in the market or may be introduced in the future.
“We recognised that in today’s connected home environment multimedia exists everywhere, on PCs, smartphones, tablets, NAS, STB/DVRs ,in the cloud and on social media networks. The challenge is to make the experience easy and enjoyable for subscribers to access and share this content across their equipment, whether provided by the service provider, wireless carrier or purchased by the subscriber. We are happy to present Twonky Server as a value-add for the service providers to address these challenges and enhance their subscriber’s experience,” said Hitron CTO Europe Rudy Zijlstra in a statement.
“As consumers adopt a more digital lifestyle, partnerships like this with Hitron become increasingly important. Consumers today are looking for a seamless media solution that makes it easy for them to enjoy Service Provider content, along with their own music, videos and photos,” added Frank LaBarbera, VP market Ddevelopment, PacketVideo.
“Hitron’s Gateway with embedded TwonkyServer enables service providers to bridge traditional and non-traditional content sources
across devices on the home network.”