Pace has launched a new multiroom DVR for the cable sector, linking the recording functionality with Rovi’s Interactive Programme Guide (IPG) and Connected Platform software.
The Saltaire-based firm is showing the Home Content Sharing (HCS) technology at the CTAM Summit in Denver, Colorado, where the US market can be said to be ahead of Europe when it comes to whole home solutions.
The Pace product delivers full dual tuner HD-DVR functionality to each connected television in the home. The product is built around a single Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that provides centralised storage and enables multiple non-DVR set-top boxes in the home to access and share recorded content. The Rovi IPG then adds an advanced graphical interface.
In all this implementation of HCS can distribute nine simultaneous HD streams throughout the home, allowing up to six streams to be recorded, while maintaining full trick mode capability.
Rovi’s Connected Platform then adds music, video, photos and internet content, delivered using DLNA-, UPnP- and DTCP-IP-compliant devices via the home data network.