Bianor awarded connected home streaming patent
Michelle Clancy | 30-08-2012
Mobile software provider Bianor has been given a patent for the iMediaShare digital locker that encompasses the concept of video streaming from the cloud to connected home networks, with a mobile device providing playback control.
"Bianor is creating part of the digital lifestyle ecosystem required to dramatically improve the [over-the-top] OTT entertainment experience for a wide range of consumers," said Stefan Lilov, directorof product development at Bianor. "We provide more personalised viewing experiences across all screens – from TVs and monitors, to tablets and smartphones. Streaming video has long been hailed the future of personal entertainment, and iMediaShare is making that future a reality today for just about anyone holding a smartphone – regardless of how tech-savvy they are."
iMediaShare's new patent is based on the idea of transferring multimedia content from a smartphone, tablet and Internet to a big screen – whether TV or connected monitor – with no need for additional hardware, cables or settings. "It simplifies and unites the consumer's personal content, entertainment preferences and subscriptions into an easy-to-use and elegant solution," the company said in a statement. "With iMediaShare consumers carry their content and preferences with them and can play anything, anywhere, anytime."
Today, iMediaShare has more than 2.5 million installations.