Entone launches the Kamai media player streaming box for EMEA

Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 20-03-2012

Entone has taken the wraps off its Kamai 500 Series Media Player for the EMEA markets.
Designed as a hybrid TV client device for media streaming, Kamai 500’s compact design packs a full set of high-performance features, with twice the processing speed and half the power consumption of other streaming devices.
To further aid operators in building a case for deploying video, Kamai 500 Series offers flexible features such as carrier grade Wi-Fi and Adaptive Bit-Rate (ABR) streaming to help reduce installation time, cost and complexity. Kamai provides the latest pre-802.11ac Wi-Fi support for enabling whole-home wireless HD video distribution, and with ABR streaming Kamai also ensures uninterrupted video delivery across the Internet and various last-mile networks by dynamically selecting the best quality video stream that can be delivered over current network conditions.
Kamai 500 combines both linear (DVB-T, DAB, T-DMB) and over-the-top (OTT) services in a single, operator-branded user interface, which bolsters the operator's broadband value and increases revenue opportunity and customer satisfaction. Kamai provides access to OTT services that include over 50,000 streaming titles from VUDU and other online video services such as Netflix, YouTube and Amazon On Demand, as well as social media apps from Facebook, Twitter and Flingo. Subscribers can also share photos via applications like Flickr and Picasa and enjoy online music from Pandora, MOG and Grooveshark.
"Kamai 500 is ideal for operators that have a disparate footprint and are looking to launch next-generation broadband television (BBTV) services," states Mark Evensen, founder and CTO of Entone. "A cost-effective and future-proof solution like Kamai enables European operators to monetize OTT while offering value-added services to their broadband subscribers."
Kamai 500 is also integrated with popular third-party middleware and digital rights management (DRM) solutions such as Cubiware, Ericsson, Hibox, Intracom, Latens, Microsoft PlayReady, Minerva, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nordija, Verimatrix and Widevine.