McLean, Va. - Satellite-delivered digital
entertainment service XStreamHD
Thursday that it has selected Sheffield, U.K.-based Jennic to supply the remote
control system for its forthcoming XStreamHD service.
Called the XStreamHD RF One remote control, the system will
employ ZigBee PRO and Jennic's JN5148 ultra-low-power wireless microcontroller
XStreamHD will announce at International CES next month
launch plans for its high-definition video and audio digital entertainment
XStreamHD's service will provide a whole-home HD
entertainment solution offering FullHD (1080p) video content, and up to 7.1
channels of lossless audio, including DTS-HD Master Audio and FLAC, via satellite.
Content will include movies, music and electronic games,
which XStreamHD said will be delivered in higher-quality formats than are
typically available from Internet, cable, telco or other satellite-delivered
Hardware will include an HD media server to access signals
that can be multi-streamed to XStreamHD media receivers or other DNLA-certified
devices in the home, including HDTVs, laptops, audio equipment and game
ZigBee PRO networking technology will address both current needs
and future developments, the company said.
The remote control system will employ both RF and IR
technology to allow the XStreamHD media receivers to be located out of the
"XStreamHD provides consumers with unmatched HD entertainment
quality and convenience that is enhanced with our advanced, ergonomic RF One
remote control to complete the product offering," said George Gonzalez,
XStreamHD founder and CEO. "Jennic's JN5148 technology was selected because it
is uniquely placed to meet and even exceed those expectations."
Jennic's JN5148 supports over-the-air downloads and
multi-image boot loading, future-proofing features that ensure the remote
control will always deliver optimal performance for consumers.
McLean, Va. - Satellite-delivered digital entertainment service XStreamHD said Thursday that it has selected Sheffield, U.K.-based Jennic to supply the remote control system for its forthcoming XStreamHD service.