XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment directly to the home, has licensed and deployed ZigBee PRO and Jennic’s JN5148 ultra-low power wireless microcontroller technology to enable key elements of the advanced XStreamHD RF One Remote Control.
XStreamHD’s revolutionary whole-home HD entertainment solution delivers Full HD (1080p) and up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio, including DTS (News – Alert)-HD Master Audio™ and FLAC, directly to the home via satellite, providing consumers with the very latest movies, music and electronic games in higher quality formats than are commercially available from other digital delivery content services. Operated and powered with a world-class set of advanced consumer electronics, XStreamHD’s solution includes an HD Media Server that forms the hub of this latest HD entertainment innovation, through which consumers have access to HD content that can be multi-streamed to any XStreamHD Media Receiver or other DNLA Certified™ device in the home including HDTVs, laptops, audio equipment and game consoles.
XStreamHD chose to implement the remote control for its HD Media Receivers using ZigBee PRO, in order to meet current needs and provide for future developments*. By adopting RF in addition to IR for the remote control, the XStreamHD Media Receiver can be located out of the line-of-sight without impacting performance. Jennic’s technology was instrumental in achieving this, thanks to the ultra low power operation of the JN5148 and the extensive software available for the device, including the ZigBee PRO communications stack. This allows consumers to keep their HD Media Receivers out-of-site in the home without compromising the ability to interact with their XStreamHD system.
"XStreamHD provides consumers with unmatched HD entertainment quality and convenience that is enhanced with our advanced, ergonomic RF One Remote Control to complete the product offering," said George Gonzalez, founder and CEO of XStreamHD. "Jennic’s JN5148 technology was selected because it is uniquely placed to meet and even exceed those expectations." *Jennic’s JN5148 supports Over the Air Downloads (OAD) and Multi-Image Boot Loading; future-proofing features that ensure the remote control will always deliver optimal performance for consumers.
About Jennic Jennic is a fabless semiconductor company leading the wireless connectivity revolution by providing wireless microcontrollers for a broad range of applications in the energy, environment, asset tracking and consumer markets. Products include state-of-the-art low power wireless microcontrollers, modules, development platforms, protocol and application software, with a focus on IEEE802.15.4, ZigBee and 6LoWPAN standards. Headquartered in Sheffield, UK, Jennic provides first-class sales and support worldwide. For more information, visit www.jennic.com About XStreamHD XStreamHD is leading the HD revolution, setting a new standard for the delivery and distribution of Full HD entertainment throughout the home. XStreamHD provides the first-ever transport network to deliver high-definition movies and music directly to the home via satellite – offering Full HD (1080p) video and up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. With XStreamHD, consumers can build a customized, unique, and unparalleled in-home entertainment network and enjoy the content they want most including movies, music, electronic games, broadcast HDTV, and more when it’s most convenient, anywhere in the home, and at the quality today’s home theaters were designed to support. XStreamHD is based in McLean, Virginia.