Motorola unveils new IPTV accessories
Dubai, September 22, 2010
Motorola has introduced its latest range of remote control units (RCU) for its IPTV set-tops at this year’s IBC expo in Amsterdam.
The NYXgreen and dock is Motorola’s environmentally friendly RCU option. Eliminating traditional batteries, the RCU is powered by super capacitors, which can last for up to two weeks of use after charging via USB for 60 seconds, Motorola said in a statement.
NYXboard combines the traditional remote control form with a full keyboard to create a more intuitive navigational experience for interactive TV services as well as traditional linear TV.
Able to control both the set-top and television set, the NYXboard has sensors to recognise which side of the remote is being used in order to activate the buttons accordingly.
The keyboard function answers the demands of navigating content in the Internet Era of TV, such as searching through larger and more complex on-demand libraries or accessing web content on the TV. NYXboard will be available by the end of 2010.
Also launched is the high quality mid-range M-TREM and the MRCU180-BL, which adds backlighting to the buttons on this already popular unit. Both the M-TREM and MRCU180-BL are available to ship today, the statement said.
“Motorola’s latest RCUs are the perfect accessories for the Internet Era of TV, where consumers must find relevant content in the infinite catalog of entertainment,” said Keith Kelley, vice president and general manager EMEA & Asia Pacific consumer premise equipment, Motorola Mobility.
“Whether they want a device boasting style, innovation or environmental efficiency, Motorola has a solution to meet their needs” he added.
Motorola is also collaborating with the Angstrom Laboratory of Uppsala University on an innovative algae battery, according to the statement. – TradeArabia News Service