Blog articles from 08/2009

Mobile carriers to open new market opportunities in healthcare with wireless technologies The U.S. market for wireless home-based healthcare applications and services will grow at a five-year cumulative annual growth rate of over 80% and become a $4.4 billion industry in 2013, according to Wireless Healthcare: Analysis & Forecasts. The report from international research firm Parks Associates predicts the push for healthcare reform from the Obama Administration will ultimately...
Digeo, Inc. today announced the introduction of the Moxi Mate digital media player, bringing multi-room viewing to the Moxi HD DVR entertainment experience. The Moxi Mate connects with the Moxi HD DVR over the home network, so users can browse and play back recorded programs in other rooms. The Moxi Mate can also play media files available from the home network or the Internet on a TV in any room in the house.
 
by | Aug. 5, 2009
Tags: home network, TV Everywhere

Here it comes. Just a few weeks after introducting Twitter and Facebook access on its Widgets Bazaar, Verizon has added enhancements to allow subscribers to use their onscreen keyboard to send Tweets and the ability for subscribers to update their Facebook status with personalized messages.
 
by | Aug. 5, 2009
Tags: smart TV
In our recently-completed Set-top Boxes: Outlook report, we wrote the following: Consumers report strong interest in the concept of connected consumer electronics, including set-top boxes that link not only to television offerings from their service provider, but also to content hosted on home computers and streaming from the Internet. There is strong demand data for the concept of a set-top box that can pull in content from a variety of sources. Perhaps more interesting – at...
 
by | Aug. 4, 2009
Tags: home network, set top, TV Everywhere

The connected CE market will have a new solution that will combine aspects of converged internet and broadcast video services, plus targeted, Web-style advertising on the TV. Miniweb Interactive announced today that it is collaborating with Metrological Media Innovations, a provider of middleware and reference designs based on the Intel® Media Processor CE 3100, to provide CE 3100 powered devices with converged internet and broadcast video services. The collaboration integrates the...
 
by | Aug. 3, 2009
Tags: connected CE, online video, OTT, TV Everywhere
Maybe it's the summer of the cable residential gateway. Following the news that Rogers in Canada would be deploying residential gateways, Thomson and Comcast announced that Advanced Cable Gateways will be available beginning in Q3. Conceived as a home networking and communications hub, these platforms allow Comcast to provide state-of the art digital voice and data services to its customers – including using enhanced cordless telephone handsets to view email, manage voice mail, read...
 
by | Aug. 3, 2009
Tags: home network


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