Coming to supply end-users with a set-top box capable of streaming all sorts of web videos and music, Oregan Networks has just announced the impending availability of the Onyx STB, whose feature set includes more than just TV service.
Set-top boxes have been selling in droves, especially now that their array of capabilities are expanding along with the available multimedia.
As such, Oregan Networks made a point of offering as wide a range of features as it could on its newest device, the Onyx STB.
The main thing that the STB is meant to do is stream multimedia, such as videos and music, directly from the web.
This is hardly the only thing the electronic can do, however, the range of capabilities extending into the realms of social networking and rental.
To be more specific, the animated user interface will allow owners to access catch up TV services, various podcasts, BBC iPlayer, YouTube and even movie rental services.
What's more, end-users will be able to access social networking sites and perform photo sharing, among other things.
Of course, there is also a media player with support for HTML and Flash content, the STB being capable of using adaptive bit rate streaming for uninterrupted streaming even during times of peak usage.
All of these features and performance capabilities are made possible, for the most part, by the Broadcom dual-core STB chipset.
"We are pleased to announce our new movie and catch-up TV streaming STB, designed specifically for UK audiences, who are amongst the most discerning in Europe, due to the wealth of free-to-air content and catch-up TV services available,” states Milya Timergaleyeva, Oregan's VP Market Strategy.
“With Onyx, we offer a raft of the most compelling web services for consumers that seek a wider range of viewing options,” the VP added.
The Onyx STB is set to be manufactured by Korean CE maker Digital Streams, though it will actually be aimed at consumers from the UK. Sales should start to be carried out sometime next month, for a price of under £90.