EchoStar unveils SlingLoaded HD DVR
March 20, 2009
EchoStar Technologies and Sling Media, both wholly owned subsidiaries of EchoStar Corporation, have unveiled the EchoStar T2200S, the first SlingLoaded, tru2way-based, multi-tuner, HD DVR set-top box designed specifically for the cable TV industry.
The T2200S integrates Sling Media's place-shifting technology, enabling cable TV subscribers to watch their home TV, including live TV, DVR and VOD content, on almost any Internet-connected device, such as the PC, Mac, mobile media players or mobile phones. The SlingLoaded capabilities also enable remote video diagnostics which lets subscribers opt-in to receive remote troubleshooting from an MSO's tech support. This is just one of many SlingLoaded features enabled by the T2200S that can help reduce the operator's call volume and truck rolls. EchoStar can also offer MSOs the power of SlingGuide, giving customers a powerful online search engine for their TV, the ability to schedule online timers and to manage their DVR away from home.