KiSS MediaMate is an elegant IP-TV set-top box which is compatible with H.264 and Windows Media content
The compact MediaMate is based on the same chip technology from Sigma Designs as KiSS Technology’s other DVD-players and hard disk recorders. The box will be capable of receiving content such as film, images and TV directly via an ordinary ADSL connection in either Windows Media or in H.264 format. The KiSS MediaMate works in both standard-definition and high-definition streaming. The MediaMate will also be certified to Microsoft’s PlaysForSure program. The MediaMate is also equipped with a WLAN 802.11g connection for cable-free access to the Internet or home pc.
“We are currently in discussions with several telecom companies and Internet providers about the concept. There is a great deal of interest being expressed in this reasonably priced and very high-quality solution. At the same time we are also offering one of the best solutions on the market for protecting the copyright of the content being sent,” says Bo Lustrup , Marketing Manager, KiSS Technology A/S.
As part of the MediaMate concept, KiSS plans to expand the range to also include a similar box with hard disk for downloading content or using progressive download for better viewing results. It will be possible to purchase these boxes as extras, and they will match the MediaMate in terms of both design and functionality. KiSS Technology expects the first commercial MediaMate projects to see the light of day in Q1 2005.
Linksys MediaMate, JPG, DivX,WMV, MP3, WLAN 802.11g, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet), White, Wireless
Linksys MediaMate. Image formats supported: JPG, Video compression formats: DivX,WMV, Audio formats supported: MP3. Networking features: WLAN 802.11g, IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet). Product colour: White. Connectivity technology: Wireless