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Geniatech dual-boots Linux with Qt UI on their AmLogic based Set-top-boxes

Posted by Charbax – December 19, 2013

Geniatech engineer shows how they support dual-booting to some basic Linux from the SD card on several of the Geniatech Android Set-top-boxes, going back to their single-core AmLogic M3 based Set-top-boxes and also to their new ones. Geniatech tries or wants to provide everything open source and unlock their Set-top-boxes so for users who want a cheap ARM Powered Linux box, they can use Geniatech for that also.

Pipo M8HD, 10.1″ 1920×1200, RK3188, 2GB RAM

Posted by Charbax – December 18, 2013

Pipo shows their Pipo M8HD 10.1" Full HD Rockchip RK3188 Tablet, 2GB RAM, started to ship around October 2013, competes with Nexus 10 and the price is about half of Nexus 10 and about 30% of the latest iPad. 5 megapixel back camera with flash. The multi-window Android user interface option also comes included, being developed by Rockchip. The possible retail price is $169€.

Shenzhen Geniatech CEO Interview, AmLogic Android TV Set-top-box Innovation Leader

Posted by Charbax – December 10, 2013

Shenzhen Geniatech http://geniatech.com was founded by Mr Fang 16 years ago and is one of the world's early Multimedia Set-top-box makers. Starting since 4 years ago doing ARM based Set-top-boxes, Geniatech is now the world's leader using the latest AmLogic multimedia optimized ARM Processors, getting early access to AmLogic alpha development, being able to optimize the multimedia functionality, supporting all audio and video codecs, implementing innovative features that other Set-top-box makers don't support. For example 4K2K decoding, open source, many licences including Adobe and with a strong support team in Shanghai. The use of ARM Powered Android for TV Set-top-boxes is a high potential high growth market, many competitors are trying to use Android on the Set-top-box, as Google TV is turning into Android TV, Geniatech still has very big room for innovation into implementing Android on the TV Box, doing more customization based on Android and AmLogic's latest SoC, porting DRM, NFC Driver support on USB, Zigbee driver and more differentiation based on different kind of accessories for example microphone on remote control also TV Tuner USB Dongle, HDMI loop-through input functionality, able to release private API on CEC HDMI Control Interface, IR Blaster, Bluetooth etc enabling customers to develop B2B applications on top of Geniatech's platform. For example hotel VOD, Games and more.

Onyx Shenzhen R&D Headquarters Tour, E Ink Android Freescale i.MX6 Solo Lite Product Manager, Device Driver Engineer

Posted by Charbax – December 9, 2013

Onyx International shows the first ARM Cortex-A9 Android 4.0 E Ink e-reader in the world at their Shenzhen R&D Headquarter. Onyx is able to do custom designs for Android based e-readers, engineering new features, designing new devices, enabling E Ink alternatives to Amazon Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Providing the fastest yet Android support on E Ink. Watch in this video filmed at the Onyx Headquarters in Shenzhen China, how the Onyx teams of engineers do their innovative work.

Pipo U7 MT8389 3G-dual-sim with phone function tablet Q7903M

Posted by Charbax – December 6, 2013

Pipo releases this Ultra-U7 tablet, with the same 7.85" display as on iPad Mini, it's with the 1.2Ghz MediaTek MT8389 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, 1GB RAM, with 3G dual-sim calling functionality, selling at retail price of 999rmb in China ($164) the retail price target may be below $199€ in USA/Europe (consider import taxes etc). It also includes an excellent back-facing 8megapixel camera with auto-focus and flashlight.

You can read more about it here: http://pipo.com.cn/product.php?id=127

faytech 8-22 inch All-In-One Touchscreen PCs

Posted by Charbax – December 6, 2013

Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's 8"-22" All-in-One Touchscreen PCs built around faytech's proprietary designed mainboard (manufactured exclusively by the industrial division of ASUS). Each of faytech's fanless industrial Touchscreen PCs can be manufactured using a number of different touch technologies (resistive, capacitive, SAW or IR), and with a variety of connectors to fit any industrial use. Customization is also available including high brightness and IP65/IP68 ratings for outdoor usage. The standard 8"-22" Touchscreen PC models comes with a 5-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, Intel Atom N2600 chipset with AMD's Caicos mobile HD7400 series chipset with dedicated 512MByte RAM (supporting WinXP, Win7, Win8, Linux, 32Bit, 64Bit), 2GByte RAM, 30 or 60GByte SSD, W-LAN and numerous USB and serial connections.

You can contact faytech here:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second Phase,
Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Longgang, Shenzhen
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
sales@faytech.com
support@faytech.com
http://www.faytech.com

ARM Accredited MCU Engineer (AAME) Training Exam

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Chris Shore, ARM Training and Education Manager and Daniel Dearing, ARM Engineering Qualifications Manager talk about the ARM Accredited MCU Engineer Exam, having provided day-long training sessions for spreading information about accreditation for engineers working with the ARM ecosystem.

Read more at http://www.arm.com/support/arm-accredited-engineer-program/accreditations/arm-accredited-mcu-engineer/

faytech 7-12 inch Touchscreen Monitor Product Presentation

Posted by Charbax – December 3, 2013

Arne Weber of faytech Co., Ltd. demonstrates his company's globally renowned 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitors. Designed in Germany and engineered with multiple application usage in mind, these high quality modular touch devices are used in many industrial and commercial solutions including factory automation, taxicabs, retail locations, and financial institutions. They are the #1 selling Touch devices in faytech's extensive Touchscreen Monitor and Touchscreen PC product line. The standard 7"-12" Touchscreen Monitor comes with a 4-wire resistive touchscreen, industrial LCD Panel with LED backlight, wide range Voltage-In (6-36V), enhanced temperature range (-20 to +70° Celsius), numerous connections including HDMI, VGA, 2x Video, 1x S-Video, 3x Audio-In, USB and serial Touch, all packed into a slim and stylish design perfect for machine integration or as a standalone.

Contact faytech:
faytech Co., Ltd.
Fl. 4, Bldg. C, Second
Phase, Hongmen Tech. Zone,
Shangxue Duan, Jihua Rd.,
Longgang, Shenzhen
Tel: +86 (0) 755 89580612
sales@faytech.com
support@faytech.com
http://www.faytech.com

Geniatech PT115 Pad TV Tuner, add DVB-T to all Android devices

Posted by Charbax – December 2, 2013

Geniatech releases the Pad TV Tuner, a very small Micro USB device that works in any Android device that support OTG on the Micro-USB port. You just plug it in and it automatically works with the Geniatech DVB-T Tuner Android app.

You can find out more about it at http://www.geniatech.com/tv-tuner-for-android-tablet.asp

Geniatech ATV1800 Enjoy TV Quad Core Box does 4K video on AmLogic M802 Set-top-box on new KKTV $1100 55″ 4K LCD TV

Posted by Charbax – November 28, 2013

In China, the 55" 4K TV now sells for $1100!!!!!!!! Dreams come true! We're all about to get a 4K TV (this one is the Konka KKTV LED55K60U). Android Set-top-box leader Shenzhen Geniatech shows me here their ATV1800 on AmLogic Quad-core M802 with Eight-core Mali-450 to actually playback 4K video over HDMI. This is the beginning of the Ultra HD future, on Android Box, here beautifully showing off this amazingly affordable new Konka KKTV LED55K60U 55" 4K TV sold for only $1100 all over China!!!! The trick of course is how we in the future will get 4K video contents, the trick I think is to stream it all from the web. I believe most movies of this last century are or can be digitized and made available in 4K streaming as soon as movie studios and cinemateques around the world make the 4K version of all 35mm-sourced or often 4K-digital (for movies filmed in the last 5 or so years) movies available. How much bandwidth does one need for good 4K video streaming? My guess is 20mbitps may be enough, even less sometimes if the 4K comes from YouTube and Netflix, while a good 4K streaming provider should scale above 20mbitps if your home Internet connection for example has 50mbitps, 100mbitps downstream speed or above.