LAS VEGAS & SAN DIEGO--(PacketVideo (PV) – the company that contributed multimedia capabilities to Android as an original member of the Open Handset Alliance – announced today at CES that it is bringing the world’s most popular connected home experience into the mobile environment with the launch of TwonkyServer™ Mobile. The free version of PV’s award-winning TwonkyMedia™ server solution is designed specifically for Android handsets to take media sharing among connected devices to an entirely new level.)--
“Connectivity is so much more than plugging a cord into a product, it’s about enabling users to jump across unusual boundaries and enjoy their media collections in a way that creates the best possible experience on the best possible devices”
PV’s TwonkyMedia solutions are already available on more than two million popular consumer electronics products – more than any other solution in the industry – to enable the seamless sharing of video, music and photos on devices located throughout the home network. For the first time, users can now stream media located on their Android handset to other connected products using their phone as the ultimate digital media sharing device.
TwonkyServer Mobile is compatible with thousands of UPnP™ and DLNA® certified devices including networked TVs, connected A/V receivers, digital photo frames and even popular gaming consoles like Playstation® 3 and Xbox 360™. It also works seamlessly with PV’s TwonkyMedia manager solution for PCs, enabling users to identify their Android handset as a media server and then push content located on the phone to other connected devices using a simple drag and drop interface.
From watching a new video taken with an Android handset on a large flat screen TV, to enjoying music stored on an Android phone on a powerful home stereo, TwonkyServer Mobile liberates media, putting the user in control while creating a medium that encourages and enhances shared experiences. With TwonkyServer Mobile, users can stream music, photos and video to multiple devices at once, and can even answer a phone call while media is streaming without interruption.
“Connectivity is so much more than plugging a cord into a product, it’s about enabling users to jump across unusual boundaries and enjoy their media collections in a way that creates the best possible experience on the best possible devices,” said James Brailean, Ph.D., CEO of PacketVideo. “For most consumers, the mobile device is the one product that is always turned on, always by their side and is increasingly the most utilized device for storing personal media. TwonkyServer Mobile enables users to bridge the mobile and home environments and share their media in completely innovative and almost magical ways.”
TwonkyServer Mobile is available today and can be downloaded to Android handsets for free via the Android Marketplace. To learn more about other TwonkyMedia products from PV including TwonkyMedia manager and TwonkyBeam™, please visit www.twonkymedia.com.
About PV: Founded in 1998, PV is the software pioneer powering the world’s leading multimedia services on millions of home and mobile devices, including industry-leading TwonkyMedia solutions. PV is a subsidiary of NextWave Wireless Inc. (NASDAQ: WAVE).
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