RealNetworks multi-screen media streaming on Inspur STBs
September 23, 2014
RealNetworks and Inspur Americas have announced a joint demonstration in booth 1624 at Cable-Tec Expo (SCTE). The two companies have unveiled the Inspur set-top box HMG-1200 outfitted with RealHome Media Portal, providing cable, satellite and IPTV customers with multi-screen viewing of TV, OTT media and user-generated content.
RealHome Media Portal, from RealNetworks, is a multimedia hub embedded in set-top boxes allowing consumers to easily categorise, search and access various types of media content on all of their devices, at home or on the go. The system supports numerous protocols, video formats and file containers, as well as a self-adaptive ability to identify devices, capabilities and protocols. For the first time ever, North American consumers have access to RealHome Media Portal through this arrangement with Inspur. The two companies also plan to sell the joint solution worldwide.
“We are pleased to work with Inspur to launch a multi-screen solution on their set-top box. Inspur Americas has a stellar reputation and we look forward to entering new markets alongside this industry leader,” said Thierry Raymaekers, AVP, RealPlayer Group, China, “RealHome Media Portal provides Inspur with an easy way to extend their services without investing in new backend systems or content security.”
“By embedding the RealHome Media Portal in to our set top box we can increase our competitive edge in the Home Media industries, especially in the North and South American markets. This solution allows us to give customers what they are asking for – a one-stop hub for all of their media, delivered to all of their devices both in and out of the home,” said Scott Barella, President and General Manager of Inspur Americas.