Cable Technology Feature Article
VIOTECH's Unveils My eHome, Multi-Play Solution for the Home
By Carlos Olivera, TMCnet Content Producer
Imagine a device that allows you to retrieve personal data or content stored from a device in your home, from anywhere in the world. VIOTECH recently introduced its latest innovation in My eHome.
The concept is centered on VIOTECH’s proprietary design, whose main function is to combine a user’s personal files with mainstream content. All of a user’s personal information is stored on-demand on HomeB, the in-home set-top-box, which is then called and streamed.
HomeB can transmit all of the content including videos, pictures, music, data, and files through a DLNA-supported delivery mechanism.
“The original challenge was based on the concept that today’s multimedia user wants 24-hour ubiquitous access to all his content, wherever he is, on any terminal, in harmony with all the other things he loves to do,” said Marius Négru, VIOTECH’s Head of Strategic Projects. “But what’s simple is often the most difficult to achieve. With so many platforms and content delivery vehicles in the marketplace, while users now have multiple content access, they also face multiple access issues which include offer fragmentation, quality and privacy.
The device may sound difficult and confusing, but retrieving the data on the user’s end is far simpler. To retrieve the data, the user must connect his/her device, and through an interface customized by the user, the receiver will send the data. The data or content can be retrieved on any multimedia device, including a laptop, tablet, smartphone and even a newer model hotel TV.
My eHome is also the only product set for the market that can deliver television content as well as personal data – an advantage not lost on Negru and VIOTECH.
"But that's only the tip of the iceberg,” Negru said. “Thanks to the in-house-developed adaptation algorithms, the video content is streamed to the receiving terminal based on what we call the 'user-context,' a set of parameters measuring the location, the terminal or the network conditions that allow for most optimized video experience. Second, since all content is stored within HomeB, the user keeps FULL control over any shared content to allow for editing, removal or deletion."
VIOTECH is currently seeking North American partners for the product, which is scheduled to for delivery sometime in early 2014.
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Edited by Braden Becker