Dubai-based Eurostar Group has launched the Satellite Home Gateway, a unique home-grown device that enables users to enjoy live satellite content on any connected screen anywhere at home.
“This is a remarkable device which will open up a new opportunity of any-where-entertainment for the consumers,” says Youssef Saidi, Group COO at Eurostar. “The ES 9450 is HbbTV 1.5 certified and allows the user to view their favourite channel, while at the same time being able to record another three channels to catch up later."
"The device also supports multi-device viewing, where they can watch their channel on tablet and mobile where ever they are at home," he added.
The product, the first of its kind to be produced in the Middle East, was launched at GITEX Technology Week 2014.
The Satellite Home Gateway or ES 9450, is one of the first certified SAT>IP servers, enabling consumers to access live satellite content across multiple screens and locations by the use of SAT>IP clients (tablets, smartphones, PC etc). The device is embedded with four DVB-S2 tuners and has a built-in Wi-Fi access point with QoS which makes it a fully autonomous product.
End users can have a fully connected TV experience through the Ethernet connection and while the ES 9450 is also equipped with a 500MB data disk, it can additionally support 2TB HDD for recording purposes.
The Satellite Home Gateway was developed in partnership with Siligence and Hyperpanel Lab, which provided the software solutions for the new product.