November 18, 2011 in iOS Development (F)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - Mirics(TM), developer of FlexiTV(TM), the world's first commercial software-based global TV receiver, announces availability of their FlexiStream(TM) client software for Apple iOS devices, bringing live European DVB-T broadcast TV to personal screens, worldwide.
Already offered for Windows PCs, the Mirics FlexiStream player has been released to Apple for approval and will be in the store shortly. Mirics FlexiStream works in conjunction with Mirics FlexiTV's software and built-in TV-tuner to re-stream over IP a received live digital broadcast TV signal from a user's FlexiTV-powered computer.
The FlexiStream server on the host PC then transcodes and delivers this live, personal content to other PCs or now to Apple iOS devices for remote viewing. No subscription fees are required to maintain access - only the FlexiTV-enabled PC to tune in HD and SD broadcast signals, sent to the FlexiStream-enabled iOS device for remote viewing.
Currently, the FlexiStream client app is available for European FlexiTV users only, supporting the DVB-T broadcast standard, but allowing that content to be accessed on a connected FlexiStream-enabled device anywhere in the world.
On the viewing device, users can see up-to-date channel listings and guide information and switch in real-time between available live broadcast channels - controlling the FlexiTV tuner remotely. Additional supported regions and TV standards, plus feature-enhancements such as remote-DVR control are expected in the coming months as FlexiTV expands its reach worldwide.
"We're tremendously excited to expand our FlexiStream technology from the PC over to the leading mobile operating system and devices via iOS support," said Mirics CEO Simon Atkinson. "Providing remote access to live, broadcast TV, whether it's that breaking news story or top sporting event, means FlexiTV users are now covered whether at home or on the move through Mirics' comprehensive TV delivery solutions."
The Mirics FlexiStream app is available for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad/2 devices running iOS v4.0 and above.
Based in United Kingdom. Mirics provides total system solutions for converged wireless connectivity on portable consumer electronic devices such as Notebook PCs, Media Players and Cellphones. The initial focus of the company is the delivery of free-to-air broadcast services and content to portable computing and communications devices. With development, support and sales operations in the USA, UK, Hong Kong, China and Taiwan, Mirics has brought together a strong team with extensive experience in delivering high performance integrated circuits and algorithmic IP into high volume wireless, broadcast and cellular applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Mirics. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.