MediaTek CrossMount, standard for Hardware sharing

Posted by Charbax – July 31, 2015

MediaTek CrossMount is a new standard for sharing hardware and software resources between different consumer electronics devices in the home, to be available in late 2015 for MediaTek-based Android devices. Based on the UPnP protocol, CrossMount connects compatible devices wirelessly, using either a home Wi-Fi network or a Wi-Fi Direct connection, to allow one to seamlessly access the features of the other. So you can start watching streaming video on the living room TV, for example, then switch it to your tablet when you move to another room, or use your TV’s speakers for a hands-free phone call with your smartphone. The CrossMount Alliance for MediaTek partners, customers and developers tries to make developing CrossMount applications easy, MediaTek says that many brands and developers are already on board.