Posted on February 6, 2012 by Motorola Mobility Home
If you’re a regular reader or a Comcast Xfinity customer in Denver or Nashville, you’ve probably heard about Comcast’s new AnyPlay service, which launched in January and uses Motorola’s Televation box to stream live cable TV to your tablet.
Leslie Ellis at Multi-Channel News recently got her hands on it and took down her first impressions. Here are some excerpts:
-“That’s where AnyPlay is different, and I’ll say it, better..”
- “…it’s an extension of the TV programming you already pay for…”
- “It’s a standalone box. No video outputs. Coax in, Ethernet out to the modem/wireless router, and voila: Television on the iPad. (Droids and other devices to come.)”
- “How does AnyPlay compare to the other lab streamers? Put it this way. The lab stuff is in a back room. All those screens, all those services, no TV at the desk! Until now. (I expect my quality of work to degrade precipitously.)”
Read the full story here: http://www.multichannel.com/blog/Translation_Please/33073-Inside_a_Comcast_AnyPlay_Installation.php
And find out more about Comcast AnyPlay at www.xfinity.com/anyplay.
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Posted on December 13, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
FourthWall Media announced today an agreement with Motorola Mobility today in a release to utilize FourthWall’s EBIF Platform for Motorola set-tops and FourthWall’s AirCommand solution, both for Motorola Medios, a multi-screen service management software suite for the cable industry.
The Motorola Medios MultiScreen Service Management Software Suite helps service providers automate and simplify video management and delivery, content marketing, interactivity and network management through a cost-efficient, flexible system of powerful but easy-to-use applications. Integrating AirCommand into Medios enables operators to deploy subscriber experiences that have been limited to IP-capable set-tops only. Now, any EBIF-capable set-top, including the sizeable deployed base of legacy QAM set-tops, can provide subscribers with true next-generation experiences without having to transition to IP.
Read more in today’s announcement here
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Posted on November 10, 2011 by Motorola Mobility Home
Bandwidth intensive services like high-speed Internet, HDTV and 3DTV continue to put a heavy strain on networks. That is no longer an issue for EastLink, Canada’s largest privately held Cable company, who will now be able to increase high definition (HD) services for its customers. EastLink will now incorporate MPEG-4 video compression technology in all of its broadcast and on-demand HD services. This major step is a first in the industry and solves bandwidth requirements for EastLink, especially as more services migrate to HD and 3DTV. EastLink deployed the Motorola SE-6601 Encoder to offer MPEG-4 encoding along with two HD set-tops, the DCX3400-M and DCX700-M. These set-tops allow for the migration of HD broadcast and on-demand services to MPEG-4, again saving bandwidth without sacrificing the user experience or picture quality.
The Motorola SE6000 line of Encoders includes our patented perceptual video processing technology that selectively attenuates details in an image, leading to improved compression efficiencies. Additionally, through integrating the Motorola CAP1000, EastLink can now benefit from more advanced capabilities like ad insertion, rate shaping and simultaneous channel substitutions.
The move to provide all HD services in MPEG-4 allows EastLink to free-up the bandwidth needed to easily support the first steps to IPTV delivery. Read more in today’s announcement.
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