AirTies has announced plans for a new range of media gateway solutions for cable, satellite and IPTV providers. The Istanbul-based vendor has partnered with Intel and will use the powerful Atom media processor.
At a press briefing in Istanbul, AirTies CEO Bülent Çelebi said an existing customer had already been lined up. The current customer base includes the Turkish IPTV operator TTNet and the Dutch cableco CAI-W. “We’re going to support cable hybrid and in that vein whatever we need to do we will end up doing. We’re not targeting the cable market per se and the major ones in the US are already well served.” Çelebi said a retail version with a DTT tuner was also a possibility.
The range of wireless home media gateways will support cable, satellite or IP platforms and wirelessly stream up to three DLNA enabled IP-only set-top boxes for viewing using DTCP/IP DRM technology. They support TR-069 remote operator management and a web user interface for end-user self management. The Intel Atom media processor CE4200 makes it possible for up to eight transport streams to be run at any one time. Local content such as home videos and photos can also be streamed through any UPnP-AV and DLNA enabled devices.
Slave receivers will be used to receive content on second sets, though ultimately video could be delivered to a connected TV with a remote UI enabling the operator to maintain their own look and feel.
Atom has already been selected by UPC as part of its home gateway solution, known under the codename Horizon.
AirTies’ range of home media gateways will start shipping in Q1 2011, initially as a high-end receiver, with the gateway itself coming in Q2 2011.