Simple.TV launches DVR for cord cutters with Buffalo & ViXS

Monday, January 9th, 2012 
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Simple.TV Teams With Buffalo & ViXS® On An Innovative DVR For Cord Cutters

  • Buffalo Inc. to manufacture simple.TV’s stream anywhere DVR using ViXS XCode® Smart Processing Technology

LAS VEGAS — Simple.TV today announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show that it has partnered with Buffalo Inc., a leading worldwide provider of innovative network solutions for the home and business, to launch the first DVR designed for the connected TV world. Bringing live and recorded TV to connected devices both inside and outside the home, Simple.TV turns the iPad®, Roku® box, Google TV ™, or any web browser into a full-featured DVR. With the addition of a USB 2.0 hard drive or network-attached storage, Simple.TV users can store thousands of hours of network television for viewing anywhere, anytime.

“We are pleased to be working with Simple.TV to develop the hardware platform for their innovative DVR,” said Maresuke Ishii, General Manager of Buffalo Inc. Digital Home Business Unit. “Our hardware and networking expertise combined with Simple.TV’s vision, web services and app development, have resulted in a groundbreaking product for digital content consumers.”

At the heart of the Simple.TV DVR is the ViXS XCode 4210. With its ability to create adaptive AVC MPEG-4 video streams from a high definition video input, the XCode 4210 enables the Simple.TV DVR to convert broadcast television into highly compressed and flexible video streams that can be seamlessly accessed by the most popular consumer electronics devices, such as the iPad and Roku media streamer.

“We’re pleased that Simple.TV and Buffalo Inc. have chosen to work with ViXS on the development of this truly innovative product,” said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems Inc. “Simple.TV showcases the power and performance of the XCode 4210 architecture in a cost effective product that is ideally targeted at today’s connected consumer.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Buffalo Inc. and ViXS Systems Inc. on the development and delivery of Simple.TV” said Mark Ely, CEO of Really Simple Software, Inc., makers of Simple.TV. “With their assistance, we are on our way to bring the best of television to tablets, phones and connected televisions everywhere.”