Chipmaker ViXS Systems is using this week’s confab in Las Vegas to demo the CordCutter TV streaming stick a device that converts over-the-air TV signals to IP format, enabling a variety of connected video devices to receive, decode and display free HDTV content.
ViXS said it has developed the device, a “while labeled” product for original equipment manufacturers, in partnership with Geniatch, a free-to-air TV tech specialist, and Nuvyyo, which designed the CordCutter TV’s interface, which will support platforms such as the Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV (via AirPlay), Google Chromecast adapter, iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, and Web browsers.
Nuvyyo is also the company behind the Tablo OTA DVR for cord-cutters.
The product bakes in ViXS’s XCode 5505 hardware transcoding platform, sports single-tuner support for ATSC OTA reception, a real-time OTA streaming server, and Ethernet or WiFi streaming to video devices.
ViXS said the CordCutter TV platform is available for orders today, with samples to become available in May, and production set for June 2016.