Pivos Releases TOFULinux for the XIOS Series Media Players

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Pivos Technology Group, Inc., a global pioneer in media peripherals and embedded technologies announces a Linux variation to its popular TOFU Media OS.

The TOFU Media OS is Pivos’ latest release sprouted from the highly acclaimed XBMC platform. The Linux variation was built to target today’s growing entertainment needs in our community.
"TOFULinux is a no frills yet highly responsive version of Pivos' very own TOFU Media OS," said Ahmed Soror, Director of Product Management. "By bringing TOFU to Linux users get to enjoy latest TOFU development along with many of the popular features from the original Pivos XBMC Linux all on top of the latest Kodi base." Ahmed explains, "The difference with TOFU Media OS and TOFULinux is that its not Android based, though this means loss of the ability to run Android apps, yet removing the overhead of the Android layer allows for an overall more responsive user experience. TOFULinux maintains wide compatibility with popular Kodi add-ons, is PnP compatible with Pivos Vue LightPack*, outputs 1080p video natively* and is also 24p capable*".
Shortly after sponsoring the XBMC Android port, Pivos released XIOS DS XBMC Linux port which turned out to be extremely popular not only for our original XIOS DS Media Player but also as a base for many other ports on non-Pivos devices. As Pivos developed the TOFU Media OS for our latest XIOS XS, our community in large has requested a Linux variation since the XS launch. Our developers responded in support of making this a reality this Spring.

Bringing TOFULinux beyond XIOS XS to all hardware revisions of the XIOS DS Media Player is setting a hard to beat three years record of our continuous support for the original development platform of the official XBMC Android port. 
"Pivos is dedicated to building with our community through collaboration and feedback to deliver resources we all can enjoy as a whole," said Scott Davila, Director of Platform Engineering. "Keep the feedback coming and we will keep serving up our support."

TOFULinux (Build 032615) is available on the Pivos Technology Group download section of its website for both the XIOS XS and DS Media Players.

About Pivos
Pivos Technology Group, Inc. is a global pioneer in media platform development and embedded technologies founded by a group of industrial veteran and renowned platform developers in Fremont, California. Pivos solutions include IPTV, STB/ OTT, Internet Video Streaming, VOD, multimedia playback, and digital display technologies based on its popular open source and Android development environment.

XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like-minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages.

  • only available for the XIOS XS.

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