Motorola And Time Warner Cable Deliver Industry's First Tru2way™ Multiroom DVRTuesday, March 31st, 2009
Motorola tru2way™ set-tops enable media mobility, giving consumers access to recorded television and personal media files across an in-home entertainment network
HORSHAM, Pa. — Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today announced that the company has teamed with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) to develop a multi-room digital video recorder (DVR) solution using Motorola tru2way™ set-top software. The Follow Me TV solution will enable subscribers to access, share and place shift video recordings throughout the home. Time Warner Cable aims to bring the solution to market later this year, to become the first cable company to deploy a multi-room DVR solution in a tru2way environment.
The new tru2way application highlights the potential for place-shifting video of all types using a technology based on open standards. Motorola developed the whole-home DVR solution to work with tru2way software and the Motorola DCX3400-M and Motorola DCX3200-M tru2way-enabled set-tops. Using MoCA (Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance) technology, the solution creates a multimedia network using existing coaxial cable in consumer homes. The network is capable of transporting high-definition video, high-quality digital voice, and high-speed data to televisions, DVRs, game consoles, wireless access points, and home computers.
“Motorola’s tru2way technology is a key enabling component of media mobility as demand for new, broadband-connected devices in and around the home grows,” said Larry Robinson vice president, product management with Motorola’s Home and Networks Mobility business. “As an open specification, tru2way enables the set-top to be a platform for new media mobility applications such as whole-home DVR. This industry-leading collaboration will help Time Warner differentiate its offerings, retain customers, and increase revenue opportunities.”
“Consumers expect more flexibility and control with today’s premium TV services and we are excited to be offering the whole-home DVR with Motorola,” said Louis Williamson, Senior Fellow, Engineering, Time Warner Cable. “This is the first OpenCable™ tru2way system with home network extensions. It is fully interoperable, providing Time Warner Cable more flexibility and choice in determining what equipment is made available in its footprint.”
Motorola will showcase its portfolio of tru2way solutions – including hardware, software, and the Motorola DEVPlatform for OCAP™ – at the 2009 Cable Show, booth #2037. For more information on Motorola tru2way technology, please visit the Motorola website. For commentary on broadband home solutions, please visit the Motorola blog at www.mediaexperiences2go.com.