Technicolor, Qualcomm STB collaboration
September 12, 2013
Colin Mann @ IBC
Technicolor and Qualcomm Technologies, have collaborated to produce a new set-top box, known as SVELTE (Stimulating Video Experience over LTE), featuring LTE technology, terrestrial broadcast and Android OS. A unique combination of the skills offered by entertainment leader, Technicolor, and the mobile expertise of Qualcomm Technologies, the new SVELTE portable media center will feature the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 600 processor to provide novel user experiences to television sets, which includes seamless connectivity, rich TV viewing experiences and console-quality gaming.
Materialising LTE as a service and delivering true 3play over the cellular network, the SVELTE portable media center will empower new and improved experiences in the living room, redefining the “Smart TV” concept by enabling a hub for entertainment with optimal platform performance and compelling ways to watch, play and interact. SVELTE’s LTE module allows for unicast content to complement broadcast content.
“We are delighted to be at the forefront of service delivery over LTE, bringing the snappiness of portable devices onto the TV screen is opening exciting new doors” said Michel Rahier, president of Connected Home, Technicolor. “Thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Technicolor had the opportunity to swiftly integrate its core set-top box software assets into high quality Android deliveries, reducing the time to market while focusing on the 10 foot screen experience.”