AirTies, Norigin Media partner on integrated OTT apps with casting STB

By jimoneill

AirTies Wireless Networks is partnering with Norigin Media on a multi-media casting set-top box that will cast TV and video streams from mobile devices onto larger screens at home.

The STB will be on display at IBC 2014, at the AirTies stand (Hall 5, B33) and the Norgin Media stand (Hall 14m H16).

The Casting STB also allows other types of media — games, social media and music – to be cast, too. The solution is targeted at mobile and converged network operators looking to increase the stickiness of their services in the connected home environment.

Using cast streaming technology developed in conjunction with Norigin Media, the AirTies STB uses the broadband connection to offer adaptive bit rate technology to cast to the larger screen via the wireless network rather than streaming.

The smartphone or tablets becomes the user interface and allows the consumer to select programs via their personal device and push it onto a TV in full HD.

“There has been much discussion about how the box at home and OTT services are different worlds and this partnership just proves otherwise and makes a stronger case for TV Everywhere,” said Espen Erikstad, Co-founder and CEO/CTO of Norigin Media. “Operators are investing heavily on both STBs and OTT Apps across devices, which all together now have a central place at home.”

Based on the Broadcom 7230 System-on-a Chip (SOC), the STB supports HTML5 and Open IPTV Forum APIs and advanced DRMs, alongside cast and OTT technologies such as MPEG-DASH, HLS and smooth streaming.

It includes 2×2 802.11n wireless connectivity, operating at 2.4 or 5GHz frequencies.

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