Pace intros Home Content Sharing

Pace has debuted an advanced multiroom DVR solution called Home Content Sharing (HCS), which uses centralised storage to connect multiple high-definition set-top boxes within the home.

The new multiroom DVR solution is integrated with Rovi's Interactive Programme Guide and Rovi's Connected Platform software to enhance the product's functionality. Pace's multiroom DVR offers a full dual tuner HD-DVR functionality to each connected television in the home, built around a single Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that provides centralised storage and enables multiple non-DVR boxes in the home to access and share recorded content.

The new Pace HCS solution can distribute nine simultaneous HD streams throughout the home, with subscribers able to concurrently record six HD programmes while maintaining full trick mode capability (pause, rewind and fast-forward live TV). The new solution also offers advanced DVR features such as a folder system, a bulk delete tool, and the ability to bookmark playback to resume in another room.

Rovi's Connected Platform software product is reportedly being used with Pace's HCS to provide a standards-based, secure content sharing platform, enabling operators to evolve their 'whole home' services to include more personalised content, including music, video, photos and Internet content, delivered using DNLA-, UPnP- and DTCP-IP-compliant devices via the home network.

Pace's new HCS solution, including the set-top box and NAS, is available for immediate deployment.