Brings Together The Best of TV and Web Media Services
Cupertino, California (October 21, 2010) – Entone, Inc., a leading provider of Connected Home solutions, unveiled today the Janus Media Hub, a multi-stream hardware platform that delivers Hybrid TV services over IP and traditional broadcast networks. By deploying Janus, service operators can offer consumers the best of live HDTV and web media services from a single device.
Janus Media Hub is a powerful platform that enables live HDTV reception and recording from a variety of IP and broadcast sources and provides access to a growing array of online services, such as video on demand (VOD), music streaming, photo sharing, social media, and other popular web applications.
“We continue to drive innovation around Hybrid TV solutions that seamlessly bring together richer ways to experience live premium HDTV programs and web content,” said Ameer Karim, Vice President of Hybrid TV at Entone. “With Janus, service providers can offer a compelling TV experience that is complemented with an extensive collection of media services from leading online partners like Facebook, Flickr, Pandora, Picasa, Twitter, Vudu and many more. Because Janus easily integrates with existing home networks and broadband services, operators can immediately deploy a differentiated video service.”
Building on Entone’s market-leading Hydra IP Video Gateway platform, Janus offers simultaneous decoding of multiple video streams, both in high-definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) formats. It also supports a variety of popular in-home networking options such as coax, Ethernet, phone lines, power line, and wireless (802.11n). Janus provides digital HDTV reception from IP networks or from a variety of broadcast sources via its integrated dual tuner and dual demodulator options (ATSC, DVB-S2, and QAM).
As part of Entone’s Connected Home strategy, Janus supports whole-home DVR and media sharing throughout the home without separate set-tops at each TV set. Users can independently record, pause, play, rewind, and fast-forward live or recorded programming from any TV within their home. With just a single Janus device, users can also conveniently access recorded content and access their personal photos, music and videos from multiple TVs throughout their home. Janus brings it all together through a unified user experience.
Janus is currently deployed worldwide by numerous operators and is available immediately.
A live demonstration of Entone’s Janus Media Hub can be seen at the TelcoTV show in Las Vegas, Nov. 10 – 11, 2010 (Entone booth #443).
Entone is a market leader in Hybrid TV and Connected Home solutions. Initially established in 1999 by the team that deployed the world’s first and largest commercial IPTV service, Entone’s proven technology enables service operators to reliably deliver integrated IP-based video and advanced broadband services using existing in-home wiring.
Entone’s technology seamlessly integrates broadcast television, whole-home digital video recorder (DVR), web media services, personal media sharing, and place-shifting. Entone’s Hybrid TV solution is the next-generation entertainment platform for delivering a rich and unique television service over existing broadband networks. As part of the Entone Hybrid TV solution, Entone’s media hub products deliver next-gen services throughout a networked home without requiring a separate set-top box at each TV set.
Over 100 of the world’s leading service operators are deployed with Entone to support their IP and Hybrid TV video services.
Entone is a privately held company with headquarters in Silicon Valley, California and offices in Europe, Hong Kong and China. The company is backed by leading venture capital firms such as Menlo Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and Coral Group. For more information about Entone, www.entone.com.