Skardin, ALi, and Voxtok collaborate to merge TV and music

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 
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Skardin, ALi, and Voxtok Collaborate to Merge TV and Music with Smart Sound Bar

MONTPELLIER, France / TAIPEI, Taiwan — Voxtok, an innovative music entertainment platform provider for audio and TV industries, is proud to announce that Skardin, a leading consumer electronics manufacturing company specializing in set-top box and broadband industry solutions, has joined the Voxtok.music platform ecosystem by adopting a Voxtok innovation called Smart Sound Bar, a new connected audio device that merges TV and Music. Skardin’s new product is also the first in its line to be powered by ALi STB chipsets.

Smart Sound Bar merges the functionality of a set-top box with that of a multi-room sound bar, offering seamless hardware and software integration. This is first in a series of sound products being developed by Skardin and Voxtok, powered by ALi’s high-performance architecture chipsets. The new platform will offer a unique and enriched user experience in a compact design.

“As believer in the convergence of TV and audio, Skardin has invested and is committed to bringing innovative new TV/audio solutions to the market,” says Alessandro Bassi, CMO of Skardin. “We are pleased that this first solution is the result of tight collaboration with Voxtok and ALi Corporation, enabling our new All-In-One Multi Tuners and Multi-Room Hybrid Sound Base system.”

“Voxtok is deeply involved with the smart merging of TV, video, and music,” adds Joel Reboul, CEO of Voxtok. “We have leveraged our industry experience and technologies to bring several breakthrough solutions to the TV and audio markets. We are proud to be involved with the Smart Sound Bar, combining our expertise with that of our partners Skardin and ALi. The result is a compact and cost-effective device that offers users with a consistent cross-content experience.”

Voxtok, Skardin, and ALi worked together on product development. Skardin provided its set-top box board and firmware; ALi supplied its chipset and SDK; and Voxtok empowered the new hybrid TV/audio device with Voxtok.music and its applications.

“The new Smart Sound Box symbolizes a true multimedia innovation and a strategic partnership between Voxtok, Skardin, and ALi,” says Daniel Huang, CEO of ALi Corporation. “With ALi’s leading system-on-chip (SoC) expertise, the technology can fully support our strategic partner Skardin in its development of a full-featured audio product line, notably thanks to the pre-integration of Voxtok Music, an effective solution for making music services easy with high audio standards.”

Voxtok.music is a consistent, comprehensive, and advanced music Cloud platform for audio and TV sectors, bringing music-related content, applications, and integrated contextualized services. It was designed to meet TV industry standards and constraints to offer operators and manufacturers a straightforward and end-to-end multi-room music package.

Smart Sound Bar is designed to bridge the gap between multi-room music and TV in an unprecedented manner.

The integrated solution will be showcased at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam (Hall 14P16-18).

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Links: Voxtok; Skardin; ALi Corp