NetRange has announced the launch of a new low-cost, cloud-powered sets, to receive smart TV services.
The NetRange VISNOS platform removes the requirement for a browser in the TV, seen as a major element in the integration process for CE device manufacturers.
“In developing countries, many of the existing TVs and those being built for these regions right now have been designed to remove every single non-essential element,” says Tim Schröder, CEO, NetRange. “This means that even the cost of the browser required for a TV to receive standard Smart TV is a major barrier to market adoption. By removing the requirement for a browser, we’re opening up Smart TV support for the lowest-specification TVs in the developing world, to meet the increasing demand for connected services in these regions.”
The VISNOS software sends information via remote control to the TV and on to its cloud platform. VISNOS then sends the Smart TV UI back to the TV as graphics. When the consumer commences video playback VISNOS routes the video directly from the video server to the connected TV.
VISNOS also supports the casting of YouTube from mobile devices to the TV, and NetRange plans to add this feature on further services on the future.