Category: Set-top-boxes

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$229 Vivant Android TV Box With TV Tuner

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

The Vivant makes Android TV box called enigma with a TV Tuner. The TV box runs on an Hisilicon Hi3798CV200 quad core A43 processor. The TV box includes USB, ethernet, Microsd, space for hard drives, HDMI, and SPDIF output. The Android TV Box sells for $229 available now. Eventually a successor enigma 2 box will be made.

$55 S905X MXQ Alexa TV Box Speaker by Shiningworth

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

Shiningworth makes several Android TV boxes with voice activation functions. With the voice activation functions information can be found or the TV can be controlled with your voice. There are several models available such as the HF10 is vertically shaped Android TV box with an AmLogic S905X processor.

Yoostar Android TV Boxes

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 3, 2017

Yoostar has several models of Android TV boxes containing from processors from Amlogic and Montage. The TV boxes support H.265 playback and have features such as TV Tuners. The TV boxes are ODM products and can be re-branded for other companies.

$500 Measy P300 Smart 3D short-throw Projector, $120 P509 Mini Projector and R9D Android Box

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 29, 2017

Measy P300 is a 3D short throw portable smart projector. The projector is Android based can load content from an SD card or from an HDMI output. The price is $500. The P509 is mini projector that can output only 2d Content. The P509 can load content from USB, Microsd or can be plugged in via HDMI. The price is $120. The R9D is an Android 6.0 TV Box with a Realtek RTD1295 processor and support for 4k h.265 content. There is also a bay on the R9d for a 3.5" hard drive. Measy also has other Android tv box with different features and form factors. Measy makes other products such as a wireless HDMI transmitter.

Linaro CEO George Grey at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017

Posted by Charbax – April 11, 2017

Linaro CEO George Grey interview on the last day of the Linaro Connect in Budapest 2017, talking about Google joining Linaro as a club member, some of the latest developments at Linaro, the high amount of contributions from Linaro into Linux and open source, IoT, Servers, Mobile, Networking, Kernel, Gateways, Set-top-boxes, Smart TVs, Android, and a lot more. Other new Linaro members are HXT a joint venture between Qualcomm and the CHinese Government, Fujitsu with their new ARM Powered Supercomupter. You can watch George Grey's opening keynote at Linaro Connect Budapest 2017 here.

ezTalks Onion 1080p video conferencing

Posted by juliusaugustus – April 8, 2017

ezTalks Onion is a 1080p all-in-one device with hdmi, ethernet, with a 1080p camera with 120° wide angle lens, dual microphone and a loudspeaker. It can be put on the top of any TV or PC monitor, users can quickly start or join a video conference. Selling at about $1299 retail, distributors can contact for discounted prices depending on quantity. The cameras can be remotely controlled for surveillance.

Distributors can contact ezTalks here:
sales@eztalks.com
+1 (888) 567-8889

Nvidia Tegra X2 in Jetson TX2 Developer Kit, dual Denver2 + quad ARM Cortex-A57, Pascal GPU

Posted by Charbax – March 17, 2017

Nvidia Tegra X2 features two Nvidia custom Denver 2 cores, four ARM Cortex-A57 cores with Nvidia's Pascal GPU (made of 256 CUDA cores) made on TSMC's 16nm FinFET+. Nvidia Tegra X2 (codenamed "Parker") delivers up to 1.5 teraflops of performance, about 50% more performance than Nvidia Tegra X1. Enabling Artificial Intelligence (AI), for building advanced robots, drones, smart cameras, portable medical devices, enabling the processing of complex deep neural networks on the edge of the IoT world. While X1 could do 4K at 30fps encode, 4K 10bit 60p decode, X2 can encode 4K H265 at 60p and decode 4K 12bit 60p. Memory bandwidth has more than doubled from 25.6GB/s to 58.3GB/s, you can buy the Nvidia Jetson TX2 Developer Kit for $599 at https://store.nvidia.com/store?Action=DisplayPage&Locale=en_US&SiteID=nvidia&id=QuickBuyCartPage

Linaro shows Video Playback Verification with Robot framework and OpenCV

Posted by Charbax – March 14, 2017

The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) recognizes the need for automated video testing software in Linaro's automated validation architecture (LAVA). In LHG they have started looking at the open source Robot Framework generic test automation framework and OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision). The demo at Connect (BUD17) shows some of the first steps of how to automate the verification of video playback using open source test projects that can be implemented as part of the Linaro Continuous Integration (CI) framework.

Linaro RDK with GStreamer-V4L2 video accelerator and Freedreno graphics overlay

Posted by Charbax – March 14, 2017

The Linaro Digital Home Group (LHG) has extensive experience working with the Comcast RDK. LHG has been instrumental in leading open source initiatives in the RDK. At Linaro Connect (BUD17), the LHG Director, Mark Gregotski, along with 2 Comcast assignee engineers (Siva Patchaiperumal and Kalyan Nagabhirava) are demonstrating a port of the RDK to the Qualcomm 96Boards Dragonboard 410c. This demo shows the RDK media framework taking advantage of the GStreamer-V4L2 support provided by the DBD410C to use the hardware video decoder. The HD video is scaled and then a rotating triangle is overlaid using the open source Freedreno graphics support available with DB410C. The demo shows smooth video playback without any stuttering with smooth graphics overlay. Since the video decode is offloaded to the video hardware, the CPU is not heavily loaded.

Linaro Android AOSP TV, making Android TV Boxes and Smart TVs better

Posted by Charbax – March 13, 2017

Interview with the core team behind the Linaro's AOSP TV project. The project lead Khasim Syed Mohammed and team members Show Liu and Vincent Chou demonstrate Android TV running on the 96Boards HiKey platform. The team shares the goals of the AOSP TV project, how it will benefit the SoC vendors, OEMs and ODMs of Smart TVs and Advanced Set-top box manufacturers and Android TV application developers. They clarify the project goal, its to create AOSP TV as the open source subset of Android TV and is not to fork the Android TV work from Google. They also share the details on upcoming LHG's AOSP TV m-lcr release, OPTEE security framework integration, DRM support to be added and a lot more.