IBC 2007 – AMSTERDAM Glenn Craib, CTO of inXstor, told Broadband TV News how his company has developed a dongle that is plugged into the USB port of a PVR, allowing all the content available in the box to be moved around any network.
As the control of the dongle is in the box, the operator is in charge of the service. This allows it to charge for the service, curtail it or switch it off completely, if they so wish. The dongle may also be integrated into the set-top-box at a later stage.
The product, which is expected to be ready for a January 2008 launch, takes the MPEG-2 encoded video from the box and re-encodes it to MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, streaming the video over a network to laptops, PCs and smartphones.
InXstor does not use any zoom or other video modifications to adapt regular programming for use on small screens. “People get the same content as they are used to”, Craib told Broadband TV News. “Our target is to show a football match. If you can still see and follow the ball, it works. So far we are able to do this”, he added.
No operators have yet signed up to the service. InXstor is demoing at the Pace booth in hall 1.