OMVC mDTV TechZone CES 2011
The Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC.org) sponsored a TechZone at the 2011
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 6-9. The OMVC is working with
TV broadcasters and equipment manufacturers “to accelerate the development and
rollout of mobile DTV products and services” in the US.
Here’s a brief rundown of the booths in the mDTV Techzone. We’ll be doing in-depth
reviews of many of these products from now till NAB in April.
The Mobile 500 Alliance is an industry group of television broadcasters and their
membership currently covers 92% of US TV households.
Hauppauge Computer Works is the well-known manufacturer of TV receivers for
computers (USB, PC card, and addon board) and they will begin sales of their Aero-M
dual mode USB receiver (ATSC HD & MH) in January 2011.
Valups is the maker of the very popular Tivizen Wi-Fi streamer and have also
introduced their “30 Pin” receiver for iPhone/iPad and the VMA-1000L1 MH module
for existing display systems. www.valups.com
Cydle displayed their T43A MH and GPS unit, P29A MH handheld tv, i30 iPhone
cradle and MH only USB receiver. www.cydle.com
LG displayed the first MH 3D product as well as several handheld TVs and combo
cellphone/MH units. They are also a major chipset vendor and an M/H co-developer.
DTVinteractive has licensed their Storm MH-only USB receiver to Coby and are
working on a dual mode ATSC receiver. www.dtvinteractive.com
Winegard displayed their CIOTV handheld/mountable 10.2″ unit and the Automotive MH
receiver module for integration into existing in car entertainment systems.
Crestech displayed their MH-only CT-1000 USB receiver, A/V Box units for
connection to existing entertainment systems and several OEM board level solutions.
iMovee plans to have their Mobeo pocket streamer on the market by mid-2011 as well
as a social media interface for Facebook and Twitter. www.i-movee.com
MCV – Mobile Content Ventures is another broadcaster coalition formed by Fox,
NBC, Pearl Mobile DTV and Ion. www.themcv.com (website appears to be under
development or password restricted at this time)