Intel develops Comcast multiscreen video gateway with ARRIS

Monday, January 7th, 2013 
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Intel collaborates with Comcast to support XFINITY TV viewing on Intel-based devices in the home

  • Ultrabook™devices, all-in-one PCs, and Intel-based tablets and smartphones suited to stream XFINITY TV
  • Intel® Puma™ 6MG-based XG5 Multi-Screen Video Gateway by ARRIS debuts emerging category of new devices

LAS VEGAS — 2013 CES International — Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) today announced a TV experience that will enable customers to view live and on-demand television content on Intel-based devices.

Intel is collaborating with Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) so that customers can enjoy the XFINITY TV experience on IP set-top boxes, Ultrabook™ devices, Intel-based all-in-one PCs, tablets and smartphones as well as smart TVs in the home. This experience is made possible by the Intel® Puma™ 6MG-based XG5 multi-screen video gateway.

“Working closely with service providers like Comcast allows us to bring exciting new entertainment experiences to tablets, phones, all-in-one PCs and Ultrabook devices,” said Alan Crouch, Intel vice president and general manager, PCCG Service Provider Division. “Intel-based multi-screen video gateways in the home from innovative OEMs like ARRIS allow people to watch both live TV and on-demand shows whenever they want on their new Intel-based devices.”

The XG5 multi-screen video gateway, which is designed by ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS), a leading global communications technology company, allows any screen in the home to access high-quality live and on-demand entertainment. This new category of device provides video, voice and high-speed Internet via MoCA, DECT and Wi-Fi from one device creating a home network for numerous devices and second screens. Multi-screen video gateways are emerging devices that centrally manage pay TV, broadband access to voice as well as new services such as home security and home management.

“Intel has been a great partner as we work to develop a platform that supports an in-home gateway and client architecture,” said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president of Customer Premise Equipment for Comcast. “Intel’s powerful silicon platforms and their support for our RDK software initiative have enabled us to quickly develop a flexible platform for the delivery of our cable video services that will give customers the ability to view them on a wide range of consumer devices in the home.”

Comcast is working with Intel to develop this technology based on upcoming enhancements to the DLNA Premium Content Guidelines to deliver its XFINITY TV experience to Intel-based devices in the home. DLNA is a set of interoperability guidelines that enable the delivery of enhanced content services and secure transport of protected digital content to devices around the home.

The demonstration in Intel’s CES booth (Central Hall, #7252) shows XFINITY TV streaming from the XG5 multi-screen video gateway to an IP set-top box as well as directly to an Ultrabook, an all-in-one PC, an Intel-based tablet, a smartphone and a smart TV.