Hughes Announces Telepresence Application for TV Sets Powered by ConnecTV

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Hughes and Home Jinni have demonstrated the first Telepresence client for Android powered TV sets and set-top boxes.

Hughes Systique announces it has developed a proof of concept Telepresence application based on SIP for Digital TV sets and set-top boxes powered by the Android operating system. The HUGHES Telepresence application brings an immersive video conferencing solution to TV sets which allows participants to feel as though they are present in the same living room, even when located continents apart. This demonstrates the power of Android as a general embedded platform for consumer electronics and the connected home. Hughes has partnered with the company Home Jinni Inc., and has built this application as a plugin for the HomeJinni ConnecTV media center, the worlds first social media center and Connected TV framework for Android powered TV sets, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes.

Arjun Roychowdhury, head of Mobile Terminals & Applications at Hughes Systique said “We are very excited to be working with technology innovators like Home Jinni on powering the industry first android based telepresence client. HomeJinni’s connecTV solution based on Android is a very optimized and powerful platform that offered complete flexibility to our team to achieve our goals. Our telepresence plugin demo successfully ties in the home entertainment and communication verticals into what we believe will be the next generation of consumer services. It also is a great showcase for demonstrating our deep Android expertise and capability of building similar solutions for our customers”

Shidan Gouran, President and CEO of Home Jinni, states “ We are excited that one of the worlds leading software services companies has announced support for Android powered consumer electronics and TV applications and we are delighted that they have chosen ConnecTV as the front-end and rapid application platform for developing applications suitable for a 10-foot user experience and integrating with the connected home. We are confident that this will be just the start of rapid adoption, by established industry players, of Android as the operating system of choice for the Connected Home."

To learn more about HUGHES Systique's TV and video solution development expertise contact: info(at)hsc(dot)com

To learn more about ConnecTV and other HomeJinni offerings contact: info(at)homejinni(dot)com or call (416) 218-5583.

About HUGHES Systique
HUGHES Systique Corporation (HSC), part of the HUGHES group of companies, is a leading communications Consulting and Software company. HSC provide Consulting, Systems Architecture, Software Engineering and Testing services to complement our client's in-house capabilities. HSC’s core technology expertise is in the Mobile Terminals and Wireless technology verticals (including the various subsystems that support these verticals including Embedded development, Testing, Network Management, OSS and others). HSC is committed to developing expertise on cutting edge technologies and is the first company to have released a SIP stack port for the Android platform in 2008. HSC regularly partners with innovators to build industry leading proof of concept solutions to showcase its expertise in software design and developmen HSC is a CMMi Level 3, ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 27001:2005 (ISMS) certified company.

About HomeJinni
Home Jinni Inc. is a company addressing the usability challenges of the Connected Home and providing white label solutions for end user programming and control of the digital home. Its flagship product, ConnecTV™, is the worlds first Social Entertainment Platform and Media Center for Android™-based embedded systems. ConnecTV enables the ability to stream IPTV, Internet TV and general online content directly to Blu-Ray™ players and Digital TV sets, without the need of PCs, media adaptors or set-top boxes. As a Social Media Center, ConnecTV provides the most advanced content aggregation and search engine for both web based Internet TV and service provider IPTV, with the potential of bringing content from thousands of sources to TV sets. ConnecTV's streaming and content discovery technology extends to media in a DLNA™ home area network. More than a new digital home entertainment hub; at its core, ConnecTV is a flexible and open application framework that completes Android as the operating system most suitable for home and consumer electronic devices.

Legal Marks: HomeJinni and ConnecTV are trademarks of Home Jinni Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.


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