Swig4K is the first globally networked OTT media stick to stream HD, 3D, UHD and 4K@ 60 fps. Its quad-core processor, next generation Octo-Core Mali graphic processing coupled with our proprietary Dynamic Adaptive Swig Streaming promises performance.
Las Vegas (PRWEB) April 15, 2015
Swig Media CEO, Ivan Gulas, announced the launch of Swig4K OTT Media Stick during NAB week in Las Vegas. SwigStick, uniquely designed in a sleek metal case, boasts an impressive list of next generation hardware components, patent pending software and content video streaming technologies. Swig Stick’s video streaming capability combined with breakthrough features including a patent pending secure DVR function, that offers content distributors unprecedented protection against piracy, yet enables users potentially unlimited storage. Other features include: near play-station quality gaming (with optional game controller), social connections (Skype, Instagram, e-mail, etc.), music, home media hub functions, and even office functions (e.g., Word and Excel) making this tiny quad-core device a replacement for a laptop.
Swig4K also champions efforts to bring the superb visual experience enabled by quadruple resolution of full-HD to households globally. Beyond Swig Stick’s capacity to support 4K H.265 decoding (which typically also requires 15.1 Mbp of bandwidth -- essentially twice that is available to the average US household), content originating and streaming from Swig’s Global Media Cloud to Swig Sticks can be enjoyed in 4K resolution at 6.5Mbps bandwidth bit rate (which is under the bandwidth ceiling of the average US and UK households). Furthermore, unlike most OTT devices which actually do not stream (though they call it that) but rather deliver the videos by progressive downloads that are most vulnerable to annoying buffering, content originating from Swig’s servers actually do stream, and do so in a Dynamic Adaptive SwigStream over HTTP (DASSH), which provides the world’s best streaming performance with up to 100% higher media quality than other solutions.
Gulas emphasized that while superior technology is essential, it must actually be invisible to the end user, whose concerns need only be limited to “outstanding user-experience, great content, all at the highest quality possible”. In contrast to Apple, whose much anticipated next generation Apple TV, will not output 4K, according to John Paczkoski of BuzzFeed, Swig Media is committed to offering the 'look and feel' and resolution which most closely reflects production or close to production quality visual experience, which is increasingly in UHD/4K.
In this context, Gulas announced a distribution agreement with NanoTech Entertainment for the placement of UltraFlix on Swig4K OTT Media Stick. “The fit between the companies could not be more synergistic”, stated Gulas. “UltraFlix is the world’s first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Network and Swig4K, the world’s first globally networked OTT media Stick with groundbreaking capabilities and features”. UltraFlix offers hundreds of hours of video-on-demand shows and features including an impressive selection of free to watch content. The UltraFlix App is already a preferred destination on 4K TV’s such as Samsung, Sony, Vizio and others.
Content selection on SwigStick spans the full range of options, offered by film studies, TV and Cable networks and major online media destinations. In addition to the selections found on most other OTT devices, SwigStick includes an extremely user-friendly solution for installing favorite Apps -- essentially any available on Google Play and Amazon. Furthermore, SwigStick offers a growing selection of live streaming channels and an On Demand Channel, both free and PPV on SwigFlix.
Swig Media is invested in branding Swig4K as global product with channels originating from countries across the globe in their native language. Building a wide selection of special interest channels is also a priority. In this context, Gulas enthusiastically announced the near term launch of EDM TV on SwigStick. The Electronic Dance Music Channel is created in partnership with 5th & Ocean Productions with the participation of Emmy winning Producer, David D Williams, to help bring this vision into being.
CEO of 5th & Ocean Productions, Andy Ruffell, commented, “Launching EDMTV on the SWIG Media platform is an important step in our global roll out strategy for the channel. We’ve achieved over 1bn video views across our YouTube Network and we are excited to be developing our content on other platforms. Our relationship with Swig Media encompasses technology, programming and channel management. We have some ground breaking concepts that we are looking forward to bringing to fruition together over the next few months.”
In conclusion, Gulas noted that “given Swig Stick’s advanced processing and graphics capabilities, Swig4K can also double as a game station which plays the most graphics intensive Android game apps (with optional game controller) with amazing speed and clarity.” Swig Stick’s website Swig4k.com details more of the features and functions, and includes a Quick-Set up and User Guide. Online pre-orders (shipping within two weeks) for Swig4K and accessories can be placed at http://www.Swig4K.com.
About NanoTech Entertainment
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, the heart of Silicon Valley, NanoTech Entertainment is a technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With seven technology business units, focusing on 3D, Content, Media & IPTV, Mobile Apps, and Manufacturing, the company has a unique business model. The company has a diverse portfolio of products and technology. NanoTech Media develops proprietary technology which it licenses to publishers for use in their products as well as creating and publishing unique content. UltraFlix, a business unit of Nano Tech, is the World's first dedicated 4K Ultra HD Network. UltraFlix content covers a broad range of genres, all in pristine UHD/4K quality.
EDMTV is an online linear and VOD Electronic Music lifestyle channel, owned and operated by US based 5th & Ocean Productions. Since 2001, 5th & Ocean have been the premier independent Electronic Music Lifestyle Video producers, working with DJ’s such as Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Thomas Gold, Paul van Dyk, Deadmau5 and major club venues like Marquee, XS, LIV and many others. We are now expanding the EDMTV platform out of YouTube where we’ve achieved over 1bn views since 2009. What makes us unique is the fact that 90% of our content output is originally produced by 5th & Ocean via our relationships with the world’s top DJ’s and Club Venues. As a result, we now have the largest library of independently produced EDM Video content in the world with over 300 hours of high quality video.
About SWIG MEDIA
SWIG MEDIA is a disruptive entertainment technology that creates media delivery products and next-generation digital distribution solutions. SWIG MEDIA offers the world’s first distribution service that dramatically removes the most time consuming and costly tasks that have been fundamental to digital distribution to date.
SWIG MEDIA is the only online video platform company that eliminates the need for distributors to release and/or upload copies of the content to any third party server during distribution. This has game changing implications for piracy prevention. Furthermore, Swig utilizes peerless compression and has eliminated the need for two of the most time intensive and costliest components of digital distribution, namely, transcoding, and the need for utilizing a Content Delivery Network. Beyond massive cost savings compared to any other solution, SWIG MEDIA’s comprehensive distribution service is uncompromising in video quality and end-user experience and unprecedented in the range of content rights management capabilities.
SWIG MEDIA offers an ‘end-to-end’, ‘one-stop-shop’ distribution solution which seamlessly merges the actual digital distribution solution and the business operations of distribution into a single, user-friendly service. Every task essential for digital distribution, from content ingestion, publishing, syndication, rights management, promotion, marketing, monetization, interaction with end-user to analytics are integrated in a real-time, interactive system that can be managed and controlled without the need for any technical skills, beyond typing.
When it comes to deployment, SWIG MEDIA is the only provider in the marketplace to offer a viable game changing e-distribution solution for content creators, distributors and publishers with incomparable market-competitive advantages. SWIG MEDIA’s business model further leverages the competitive advantages enabled by its suite of breakthrough technologies (eight patents pending) and its global swig media cloud infrastructure, by the creation of two business divisions: Products and Services.
SWIG MEDIA PRODUCTS:
Swig4K OTT Media Stick (http://www.Swig4k.com) is one of two products developed so far. Information about its second product can be found at http://www.Swigit.com. Swig Media also offers the only comprehensive ‘white label’ OTT media device solution in the marketplace, which includes client branded hardware, custom user-interface, global networking, end-to-end content management, streaming, transactions, and content rights management. A ‘white label’ OTT media device (box or stick) can be delivered market ready in as few as 30 days.
SWIG MEDIA SERVICES:
The Company’s Service division offers Live Streaming, up to 4K (and beyond) in both MPEG-DASH and HLS formats. Other services include: cloud-based transcoding which delivers the world’s fastest transcoding speed and is tailored for highest quality adaptive streaming content (MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, etc.), as well as end-to-end e-distribution services to all connected devices, with or without CDN. http://www.SwigMedia.com