GS Group, Tricolor TV launch satellite TV tablet
| 14 November 2014
The GS Group has launched what it calls the first tablet computer designed for viewing satellite television for Russian operator Tricolor TV.

GS700 1The tablet features pre-installed specialised software that allows subscribers from the country's largest satellite operator — which also claims to be the world's second largest DTH provider — to have television viewing access from anywhere in their household with Wi-Fi signal reception.

The Tricolor TV GS700 is being seen as the next step toward implementing the concept of global satellite TV that in the future will be available for viewing anywhere in the world using mobile devices. The tablet was developed under a technological philosophy based on three fundamentals: smart remote control, multiscreen and interactive entertaining services. The tablet aims at simplifying subscriber's consumption experience and making it more interactive.

It operates as an independent screen in conjunction with a set of two General Satellite digital HD set-top boxes, the GS E501 and the GS S591. This provides the viewer with the opportunity to have access to different content on two TVs simultaneously by using one smart card. The device also includes pre-installed apps that allow users to view and control their satellite TV: Play.Tricolor, Kino.Tricolor and Guide.Tricolor.

At its heart the television tablet is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat OS and is equipped with a quad-core processor MediaTek MT8127. The device features a 7-inch touchscreen display with a 1024x600 pixel resolution and IPS-matrix that is said to provide high quality colour rendering in high contrast and large viewing angles.