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January 11, 2013

Chinese Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Selects PacketVideo's Twonky Solution
By Anil Sharma
TMCnet Contributor

Hisense, a Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, has selected PacketVideo’s (News - Alert) Twonky solution for use in their GoogleTV products and select Linux powered connected TVs shipped globally.  

Twonky products enable a seamless media experience across any kind of device, bridging the gap between the mobile and living room devices. The Twonky team is part of PacketVideo, a San Diego, CA (News - Alert) based digital media company.

Officials with PacketVideo said that Twonky solution enables user to watch personal content, video, music, and photos, stored on phones, tablets, PCs, and Macs, on their Hisense (News - Alert) TVs as well watch Internet content from major video sites using the Twonky Beam application. 

Twonky Beam product lets users discover and transfer online video content from a tablet or mobile device to a television with the touch of a button.

Company officials pointed out that Twonky software also makes Hisense TVs DLNA compatible, enabling support for the over one billion DLNA devices shipped globally to date. 

"We are excited to work with Hisense, one of China's leading and most innovative TV manufacturers, to create a truly innovative and unique multi-screen experience for end-users," said Jim Brailean, CEO of PacketVideo, in a statement.

"Hisense shares our commitment in creating a seamless living room experience that bridges the gap between tablets and smartphones and the living room. We look forward to continuing to work with Hisense to bring the best possible experience to consumers," said Brailean.

"PacketVideo's Twonky solution is one of the leading products in the connected home space and we are proud to include Twonky on our GoogleTV solutions and connected TVs,” said Shaojiancheng, vice GM of Hisense R&D. 

“We believe that Twonky empowers users by enabling them to easily enjoy their own personal content and online video directly in the living room.  We look forward to continuing to work with PacketVideo in the connected application space," said Shaojiancheng.

Earlier this month, PacketVideo announced a partnership with ShunCloud, an Internet high-tech startup and professional marketing platform, founded by former executives from Aigo, one of China’s largest and most well-known manufacturers of consumer electronic accessories. The two companies will create a HDMI dongle for sale in the domestic Chinese market.

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Edited by Rich Steeves


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