ACCESS has integrated its NetFront Living Connect 3.1 media sharing solution with support for DLNA VidiPath onto the Zip-R HDMI stick-based IP client solution from ZapperBox. The Zip-R stick is based on the EN7589 chipset solution from Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. This collaboration will enable cable operators to securely and cost-effectively deploy multi-room and multiscreen services to DLNA Certified products.
The solution features ACCESSâ€™s Living Connect 3.1 software, which offers premium video sharing and the NetFront Browser NX running on ZapperBoxâ€™s Zip-R stick, which plugs directly into an available HDMI port on a television and is less than 3×1 inches (8cm x 2.5cm) in size. The solution is powered by Entropicâ€™s EN7589 dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor with NEON extension for a crisp, responsive user experience. ACCESS, ZapperBox and Entropic are demonstrating the solution at CES 2015 in the ACCESS suite at the Bellagio Hotel.
â€œThe transition to open standards such as DLNA is shifting software development away from traditional set-top box makers, creating a new ecosystem driven by innovation,â€ claims Mark Samuel, CEO of ZapperBox. â€œThis solution, which combines ACCESSâ€™s DLNA and Browser expertise, Entropicâ€™s EN7589 dual-core ARM-based System on Chip, and our industry-leading HDMI stick form factor, is a prime example of that ecosystem in practice.â€
The Zip-R from ZapperBox is described as a first-of-its-kind product that offers the power to run a full RDK with HTML5 and Vidipath in the smallest form factor HDMI stick. The Zip-R client, with its full suite of hardware and system software, â€œis perfectly suited for the transition of the cable operator into IP to the home or within the home,â€ its maker claims.