Vidtonic Introduces IPTV Kit Powered By Android™ At 2011 International CES

Monday, December 27th, 2010 

FORT WAYNE, IN — Vidtonic will be introducing the HomeBrew IPTV Developer Kit at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV. The Homebrew platform is powered by the Android&trade operating system and gives software developers the ability to create applications targeted for the television screen.

Matt Miller, Vidtonic co-founder says, “Our vision with Vidtonic is to empower Android developers to create for TV platforms. Let’s level the playing field for TV application developers as it has been done in the mobile marketplace. Your skills as an Android developer in the mobile space can now translate directly to the consumer electronics and IPTV space. We want to help popularize the idea that Android isn’t simply for smart phones and give developers the opportunity to create great things.”

The HomeBrew Kit:

  • Is a hardware/software platform kit designed for Android™ developers to bring their applications to the TV screen.
  • Includes television housing, cables, 1080p LCD panel in various sizes, power supply and a motherboard using an ARM/DSP microprocessor solution.
  • Allows enthusiasts to build their own television, powered by Android™.
  • Gives developers the open platform they need to write their own made-for-TV Android powered applications.

The Homebrew platform is expected to launch in 2Q11 with early adopter releases rolling out in 1Q11. Vidtonic will be opening the HomeBrew user/developer forums immediately following CES in January.

Vidtonic, a Fort Wayne, Indiana-based company, is a consumer video product development company that specializes in using open source technologies such as Linux and Android.

Vidtonic will be demonstrating its platform and the HomeBrew developer kit throughout the 2011 International CES at booth #22160 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information, contact:
[email protected]