Antik unveils first BitTorrent certified STB
December 11, 2012 09.16 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Antik Technology, a Slovakia-based manufacturer of IPTV devices, has begun selling the FullHD Juice Mini the first BitTorrent Certified set-top box in the world.

The box was first announced during CES 2012 in Las Vegas last January. The device is able to play files downloaded as torrents directly on a TV.

“We are introducing the Juice Mini, the first set-top box with the BitTorrent protocol for telco companies, providers and retailers,” said Igor Kolla, Antik Technology CEO, in a statement.

“This is a unique device as it is the first BitTorrent Certified box in the world. With thanks to our partnership with BitTorrent we have made this special IPTV device in response to customers who record hi-def memories with their smartphones, digital SLRs and HD camcorders”.

The Juice Mini allows consumers to seamlessly play content using the BitTorrent protocol, a peer-to-peer technology used for distributing large amounts of data. BitTorrent is an ecosystem of technology protocols, consumer software, and consumer electronics devices that help people find, share and move digital media.

Antik has prepared a soft launch in Slovakia during the Christmas season through the largest national consumer electronics chain NAY. The BitTorrent Certified Juice Mini will be delivered globally at the beginning 2013.