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San Jose, Calif. - NanoTech Entertainment reports it has signed a U.S. distribution agreement with Ingram Micro to distribute the Nuvola NP-1 4K UHD streaming video player, which supports 4K Ultra HD movies and videos, to channel partners in the U.S.
“We're excited about the opportunities that our alliance with Ingram Micro will provide," said Aaron Taylor, NanoTech executive VP of sales and marketing. "Together, we will expand the presence of the Nuvola NP-1 as a cost-effective solution for enjoying the detail and clarity of 4K Ultra HD resolution, or any resolution, on any TV."
The Computer Electronics Association (CEA) is forecasting that 57,000 Ultra HD TVs will ship this year and that the adoption will increase to 450,000 in 2014 and 4 million by 2017.
“The digital signage market is constantly innovating to meet and exceed the demands of today's businesses and consumers," says Kevin Prewett, senior director, ProAV/Digital Signage Business Unit, Ingram Micro U.S. "We're pleased to bring NanoTech and its innovative products into our 2014 solutions portfolio."
The NP-1 is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 4 Quad Core Mobile Processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM and incorporates 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce GPU cores to deliver enormous processing power and realistic graphics. The Nuvola will work with any brand, any resolution of television and isn't limited to just playing downloaded 4K content-it streams content.
In addition to being able to decode 4K Ultra HD content, the Nuvola NP-1 can decode HD, SD and 3D movies, the device plays state-of-the art 3D Video games. It can also stream content from a variety of sources, including the bundled UltraFlix UHD channel, which serves 4K content for streaming; and other services such as Netflix, Hula Plus, XBMC, Amazon Instant and YouTube.
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