ViewSonic Boxee-enabled Smart TV Demo at CES 2011


viewsonic boxee smart tv demo ces 2011

ViewSonic surprised CES goers with their Boxee-enabled Smart TV, which makes use of Intel’s CE4100 processor (the same one used in the Boxee Box). No official word on price, but the Smart TV is set to launch Q2 2011. Hopefully, by the time the TV is ready, customers will see the default Boxee UI theme preloaded and they’ll be able to access Boxee alongside live TV (it’s unclear from this video if it does or not). Interesting side note, Boxee’s Avner Ronen tells PCWorld that Boxee is free for TV OEMs to license and build products on. Free is good, but will any of the top tier TV manufacturers, who have already rolled their own platforms and serve similar apps, bite? Guess we’ll find out at CES 2012.

Related: Boxee Blog -TV Powered By Boxee? Oh, Yes! ViewSonic Is Building One

[VIDEO]

ViewSonic Collaborates with Boxee and Intel; Demonstrates Integrated smart TV Solution at CES

ViewSonic showcases industry’s first Internet-connected smart TV solution running Boxee software with Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100

CES 2011, LAS VEGAS, January 6, 2011 – ViewSonic Corp. (South Hall 30873), a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today unveiled its first connected TV featuring Boxee, software that brings intelligent capabilities to the smart TV experience. The new TV is powered by the Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100, a system-on-chip designed for CE devices such as Blu-ray players, set top boxes and digital TVs.

An award sweeper at last year’s CES, Boxee provides access to a wide array of shows, movies, video, music, and photos from the Internet and their home network allowing you the freedom to watch whatever you want, whenever you want as well as providing social networking features enabling users to exchange recommendations with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Buzz. For the first time, Boxee is available integrated onto a smart TV enabled device from ViewSonic. Through this partnership, consumers will have access to preferred content via a personalized account. Whether viewing TV, movies, Internet video favorite apps, or personal content from your PC, Boxee’s software enables users to access content by category, title, or source rather than by channel – including entertainment media from Netflix, Vudu, CBS, Pandora and more – simply type the name of what you want to watch and hit play.

“The CE4100 delivers processor performance for the smart TV experience, which offers rich content and application choices through integrated broadcast and Internet viewing and interaction,” said Wilfred Martis, general manager, retail segment, Intel Digital Home Group. “With the ViewSonic solution, consumers can easily access and enjoy Boxee’s ever-expanding content library on TV.”

“Consumers are watching more videos online, and are looking for technologies that enable them to watch content on their big-screen TVs instead of their PCs,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic Americas. “We are leveraging our front-of-screen display expertise to provide consumers with the first and only TV to integrate the Intel Atom processor CE4100 with Boxee’s award-winning media search and streaming software.”

ViewSonic’s integrated smart TV solutions utilizing Intel and Boxee technology will be available in Q2 2011. More details to be disclosed at this time.

For more information on this and other CES announcements, including hi-res images, please visit ViewSonic.com/ces2011. For further information on ViewSonic and its products, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including LCD TVs, computers, LCD monitors, projectors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays and digital media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit ViewSonic.com.




Tags: , , , ,
Filed in: Streaming Media Devices