Antik Technology to integrate Google TV into its Juice set-top boxes

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
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Intel Corp. (NASDAQ:INTC) will provide the chips for Google TV (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) is going to sell standalone boxes but they are not the only companies preparing for Google TV. One of the companies to incorporate the Google’s TV service is Antik Technology, which is preparing to integrate Google TV into their Juice set-top boxes

A recently announced Google’s Android-based TV platform is a few months away from releasing. Google TV blends television with Internet capabilities and will be supported not only in the already announced Logitech Revue. Antik Technology plans to bring the features of Google TV to the owners of its Juice set-top boxes.

Google TV is designed to work with any TV operator and will enable the owners of the Juice set-top boxes to interact with web content and TV together seamlessly. “We want to bring the Android platform into our set-top boxes soon, and Google TV should follow after that, which will give the users nearly-endless possibilities of rich entertainment experiences,” said Igor Kolla, Antik Technology CEO and adds: “Google TV can further expand the current multimedia capabilities of our FullHD Juice set-top boxes, which serve as a home entertainment centre with DualTV support.”

Android-powered Juice devices will run the Chrome web browser, allowing users access to the web along with a wide range of rich entertainment content options. The integration of the Google’s mobile platform into set-top boxes will also allow the users to use their Android smartphones as a remote control. Support for many existing Android applications will also be built-in and custom apps designed for TV are expected to follow. Antik Technology plans to finish the integration of Google TV by the end of this year so that the service is prepared for 2011, when Google TV is expected to launch in Europe.

Google TV shall run on Juice Pro – FullHD IPTV set-top boxes, which represent the Antik’s flagship product featuring embedded 4-port managed switch, free middleware, Home Media Centre and DualTV (watching 2 different channels on 2 different TVs) support. It was designed with the aim to meet the requirements of operators active in price-sensitive markets.