You’ve heard about tru2way, right? The next-gen of CableCARD technology that provides two-way interactive television with and through your cable provider? Well, Intel is taking tru2way to the next level with a home DVR server, created for cable TV providers to license, that provides support for a 3 tuner, multi-stream tru2way CableCARD and converts the incoming data into an IP stream that multiple cable TV set-top boxes in a home can use. What’s more, the server is also able to stream recorded TV and other media to DLNA / UPnP supporting devices like PCs (see XBMC in use in the video demo below), digital media adapters, and game consoles. The server archeticture, which uses Intel’s CE3100 media processor (possibly later replaced by Intel’s Atom CE4100), is planned to debut by providers in 2011. Additional pics from Engadget @ IDF here.
Tags: CableCARD, IDF 2009, tru2way
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