Taipei, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 12:27 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
31°C
Gigabyte Communications unveils GSmart i200 DVB-H handset
Press release, October 23; Eric Mah, DIGITIMES [Monday 23 October 2006]

Gigabyte Communications on October 20 unveiled its GSmart i200, a DVB-H Windows Mobile 5.0 AKU 3.0 VGA handheld device, at the 3GSM World Congress Asia 2006 in Singapore in conjunction with Innoxius Technologies and Penthera.

"Gigabyte Communications is proud to demonstrate the GSmart i200 phone, particularly live mobile broadcasting using Penthera viewer to provide a VGA viewing experience," said Christopher Chen, General Manager of Gigabyte Communications' Global Sales and Marketing Division. "By providing a complete, open-standard, feature-rich solution set, the GSmart i200 addresses the needs of operators worldwide who are seeking devices that support revenue growth opportunities associated with mobile broadcast services."

"Innoxius is excited about the cooperation with Penthera and Gigabyte Communications on offering this end-to-end mobile television solution," stated Edmund Yong, CTO of Innoxius Technologies.

"Penthera is very pleased to work with Gigabyte and Innoxius to showcase the GSmart i200 integrated with Penthera's mobile broadcast software," said Sam Leinhardt, CEO of Penthera Technologies. "Broadcasters and operators will be impressed by this full-featured, multi-vendor solution which is ready for commercial roll-out."

A mobile broadcast demonstration at the 3GSM World Congress Asia 2006 utilized Penthera's end-to-end, mobile broadcast software suite, Innoxius' mobile broadcast head-end and transmission solution, and Gigabyte's GSmart i200. At the head-end, Innoxius Technologies' hardware is integrated with Penthera's Broadcast Services Platform, a DVB-IPDC-compliant control and services solution which enables such unique services as media casting, interactivity, targeted advertising, and usage tracking. Broadcasters and mobile operators can use this system to develop a range of transaction-based revenue opportunities.

On the mobile client, Gigabyte has integrated Penthera's field-proven mobile client application, Penthera Viewer, along with Siano Mobile Silicon's Mobile Digital TV receiver/demodulator. Penthera Viewer enables mobile devices, such as mobile phones, PDAs and laptops to receive DVB-H- and DAB-IP-based TV, radio and media transmissions through a user-friendly, Virtual Set Top Box on the device. As a multi-platform, multi-OS, multi-bearer, mobile broadcast client solution, Penthera Viewer addresses the needs of broadcasters, manufacturers and operator worldwide.

The GSmart i200 handset will be available starting in the first quarter of 2007 with pricing to be announced at that time, according to the company.

Gigabyte Communications' GSmart i200 DVB-H handset

Gigabyte Communications' GSmart i200 DVB-H handset
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Huawei announces Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro

    Mobile + telecom | 10min ago

  • Samsung striving for OLED panel orders from China

    Displays | 28min ago

  • Linde LienHwa making new gas production investments in Taiwan

    Bits + chips | 32min ago

  • Taiwan PV Module Manufacturing to set up factory in STSP

    Green energy | 1h 4min ago

  • Largan recruiting over 1,000 workers

    IT + CE | 1h 14min ago

  • Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

    Bits + chips | 1h 27min ago

  • TSEC signs MoU for southern Taiwan PV projects

    Green energy | 1h 36min ago

  • SMIC names co-CEOs

    Bits + chips | 1h 47min ago

  • China-based Konka group to invest NT$200-300 billion in AMobile

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 22:12

  • Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 22:08

  • SMIC names new executives

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 21:39

  • NSP looking to wholly own GES

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 21:36

  • Xiaomi aims to ship 90 million smartphones in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 21:31

  • Asustek, Gigabyte reorganization efforts to bear fruit in 1Q18

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 21:25

  • IC material supplier Wahlee cuts into supply chain of China panel makers

    Before Going to Press | Oct 16, 21:03

Pause
 | 
View more
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.