REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--xTV, (ASX:XTV), the next generation media network, today announced a cloud-based online TV network device to enable any screen to become cloud-TV enabled. The product, xTVNow is a fully self-contained HDMI device that is powered by the xTV online TV platform, Microsoft Windows®, and Microsoft Azure®.
xTV offers a real-time platform for companies looking to integrate their social needs which are then custom built and loaded up to the xTVNow device to create a company’s own Online .TV. xTVNow plugs into the HDMI port on most smart televisions and is no bigger than a USB storage device. Companies then have access to a real-time feed, which is updated with tailored selections from YouTubeTM, TwitterTM, news services, and the company’s own media content.
“90% of the enterprise screens in the market are idle,” said Joe Ward, CEO of xTV. “Every retail, hospitality and healthcare business globally can now light up these screens with their own, real-time, interactive screens.”
Unlike other devices in the marketplace which require a PC or laptop to transmit to the device, xTVNow is fully self-contained. Once content is on the screens, users can download information including marketing and product information through QR codes on their phones and tablets. With xTVNow companies can simply plug in the device and have a personalized interactive experience across several devices. xTVNow is a new way for enterprise companies to monetize their digital screens.
“The Internet Of Things (IOT) plays an important role in the future landscape of the Microsoft eco-system,” said Gustavo Semencato, Senior Product Manager, Internet Of Things at Microsoft. “We’re excited about the possibilities these real-time, interactive screens can bring to the enterprise from xTV’s collaboration with Azure.”
About xTV Networks, Ltd.
xTV is the Next Generation Media Company, which delivers the platform to build your .TV.
Founded in 2011, the company’s vision is to deliver any organization with the capability to lower the cost of content production and multiply the consumption of their media by delivering a true, real‐time, lean‐back TV experience, without the need to install new devices or applications. xTV is based in Redwood City, California.
For more information, please visit www.xtv.net.