Intel Corp. and Europebased digital pay TV company NDS Group plc have announced a trial system to demonstrate the TV and video services for fixed WiMAX technology.
Using the WiMAX IEEE . standard and the soon to be ratified IEEE .e Intel and NDS will also collaborate on industry and market development activities. The companies will engage in demonstrations to service providers and the industry to show how WiMAX can offer more than broadband access with payTV services.
The preWiMAX implementation takes place at Intel's Wireless Competence Center (IWCC) in Kista Sweden and demonstrates the first system to show WiMAX TV services including live TV VOD and integrated electronic program guide (EPG) delivery to an Intel Centrino mobile technology based notebook over . and .. The current demonstration uses fixed preWiMAX equipment to deliver content to the customer premises equipment (CPE) and then WiFi to send content to the notebook.
Companies intend to enhance the system to support .e standard in the future and to make sure that security requirements protect the interests of content providers to demonstrate pay TV services delivery over mobile WiMAX to Intel based PDA and notebook devices.
Anders Huge director of Intel Wireless Competence Center commented "Demonstrating multicast TV to notebook computers articulates the way forward for mobile computing extending the range of services offered by WiMAX to include broadband internet access VOIP and video."