Android OTT STB dongle from Netgear
January 7, 2014
Global networking company Netgear has introduced the NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle (NTV300D), a customisable, Miracast-enabled platform that enables telecommunications service providers to use the latest Android applications to offer their subscribers a veritable ‘curated content store’ of both premium and free Over-the-Top (OTT) content.
With NeoMediacast, service providers can develop and operate a complete media streaming solution that supports their multi-screen video initiatives, where quick time-to-market is critical. The small, easy-to-use NTV300D integrates the Android SDK, giving service providers the tools to build their own premium content store. According to Netgear, another major benefit is that service providers can leverage the Android apps they have already developed to support linear TV on tablets and phones. Combined with NTV300D support for DRM, this offers service providers a low-cost alternative to set-top boxes. By supporting this seamless portability of existing Android applications and the cost-effective development of new applications, the NeoMediacast Dongle enables service providers to instantly turn any TV into a Smart TV.
“Consumers are clamouring for new options for accessing digital content across their screens, including their wide-screen HD TVs. With the NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle, our service provider customers have the means to provide a plug-and-play solution to their subscribers that also provides opportunities for additional revenue stream,” said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and general manager for Service Provider Business at Netgear. “The NTV300D platform supports seamless integration with other Netgear home connectivity devices so that service providers can offer a worry-free connected media solution to their subscribers, knowing they can trust the Netgear reputation for quality, reliability, and ease of use.”