Turku, Finland, 11th February 2010 - Axel Technologies, a pioneer in mobile TV software technologies, and home multimedia products developer Valups, are bringing DVB-T transmission to iPhones, iPod Touch devices and the new iPad. This is the first time when users are able to watch free DVB-T broadcast on their iPhones.
Valups’ T1000 is a unique accessory product that is designed to receive Mobile Digital Television signals sent by the terrestrial Television broadcasters. Another version of T1000 (called as Tivit), capable of receiving US based ATSC-M/H standard, was given “Best of CES” award at the recent Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January.
With Axel Technologies mobile TV software, Valups T1000 device is now also available in Europe. T1000 receives DVB-T signal and transmits it over to iPhone via Wifi. End-users can also watch live broadcast TV on their PC by connecting T1000 into the PC via USB cable.
"iPhone is one of the most exciting developments to happen in mobile handset technology over the recent years. iPhone changed the way consumers perceive the mobile phone. Consumers are used to watching videos and listen to music in addition to voice calls and messaging. Therefore it is only natural to include TV capabilities on the device and make live broadcasting available to a wider audience,” comments Markus Kaarto, VP Sales of Axel Technologies.
“By combining our expertise with Axel Technologies software, we were able to create new ways to watch live broadcast. As iPhone's popularity continues to grow, it is important for us to be able to support European standards too after being already a big hit in Japan,” comments Sunny Kim, marketing director of Valups.
Currently the DVB-T/H enabled solution is available for iPhone 3GS, latest generation iPod Touch and the iPad. iPhone 3G version is due to launch during the spring 2010.
For more information:
Markus Kaarto, VP Sales, Axel Technologies
Tel +358 2 512 8800
markus.kaarto (at) axel.fi
Petri Kalske, CEO, Axel Technologies
Tel +358 2 512 8800
petri.kalske (at) axel.fi
About Axel Technologies
Axel Technologies is the leading mobile TV software vendor. Axel offers TV applications for mobile, handheld and portable devices. Axel's product portfolio includes one-stop solutions with multistandard middleware support for device manufacturers and semiconductor suppliers. Axel Technologies is headquartered in Finland and has sales support offices in Hong Kong, Taipei, Munich and Santa Clara, US. www.axel.fi
Established in January 2008 in Seoul, Korea, Valups is a company that provides mobile digital television products such as Japanese 1 Seg, European DVB-H, and the new ATSC Mobile DTV standard for the U.S. With its experience in mobile TV products, Valups is also seeking to be a leading device solution provider of mobile DTV receiver module for other CE products. Valups is a strong supporter of the Open Mobile Video Coalition, LG Electronics, Harris, and ATSC broadcasters.