|[December 19, 2012]
Siano Debuts "Meron"- New Mobile Wireless Accessory Transforms Android and AppleTM Devices Into Free TV!
NETANYA, Israel --(Business Wire)--
Siano (News - Alert), the world's leading supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions,
today announced the launch of its new wireless accessory, Meron,
for Europe, Australia, Latin America and Japan. Meron is a compact and
lightweight wireless accessory that delivers free high-quality broadcast
TV to Android (News - Alert) or AppleTM (iOS) smartphones or tablets, via
WiFi. Siano is targeting the Meron to consumer electronics retailers and
distributors, as well as OEMs and service providers interested in
branding the product in their region.
"Meron" - Live TV via WiFi (News - Alert) on Androids, smartphones & tablets (Photo: Business Wire)
Meron delivers a true live TV experience, free-of-charge, with no
payment required for cellular data (air-time) or TV provider
subscriptions. There are no mobile data charges and no Internet
connection is needed to view broadcast TV. Best recognized for its
exceptional mobile TV receiver offering, Meron marks a new addition to
Siano's product family initiated earlier this year with the "Carmel", a
(30-pin) accessory (dongle) for AppleTM's iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad
devices. These Siano products are aimed at adding an enjoyable live
mobile TV experience to the world's most popular smartphones and tablets.
Compared to similar solutions on the market, Meron exhibits a
minimalistic, CPU-less architecture, designed to provide the accessory
at a comparably low price. The Meron is the most efficiently-designed
product of its kind in the world, including only Siano's
battery-friendly, yet powerful mobile DTV receiver chip, and a WiFi
transceiver. The Meron is powered by SianoTV, a
high-quality DTV AppleTM/Android application, customized for
Siano by Elgato, a world leader in multimedia applications.
The SianoTV application is available on the App Store and Google
Play, free of charge. Battery-powered for ultimate flexibility,
Meron supports more than 3 hours of TV viewing time, and offers
exceptional WiFi range both indoors and outdoors. Meron provides global
support for DVB-T, ISDB-T 1-Seg and Full-Seg (up to SD resolution),
thanks to Siano's family of exceptional multi-standard IC's.
"With so many smartphones and tablets delivered worldwide every day, all
with high-resolution displays and enormous processing power, the Meron,
in conjunction with the SianoTV application, is the ideal tool to equip
all of these devices with an exceptional TV on-the-go experience," said
Alon Ironi, CEO of Siano. "You can put it on the table in a café, place
it on a window ledge at home, or conveniently leave it in your pocket
when you're taking a walk in the park… Meron will deliver crystal clear
TV to your personal smartphone or tablet. Given its affordable price, we
believe that the Meron is transforming the conventional habits of TV
viewing, making them more suitable to our era of smartphones and
tablets," added Ironi. A flavor of the Meron designed specifically for
North America will be debuted next month as well.
Meron will be showcased at CES 2013, Las Vegas, NV, January 8-11, 2013
To schedule a meeting & demo, contact us at: CES2013@siano-ms.com
Siano is the world's leading supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions.
Pioneers of the multi-standard approach, Siano provides high-performance
and fast time-to-market digital TV solutions for cellular-handheld,
consumer electronics, automotive and public transportation device makers
and solution/services providers. Close partnerships with global tier-1
PC, mobile handset and home entertainment manufacturers boast a customer
base that includes Samsung, Motorola, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Dell (News - Alert), Lenovo and
many others. Headquartered in Israel, Siano has offices in the US,
China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Latin America (Brazil, Argentina). For
more information, visit us at www.siano-ms.com.
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