New Delhi, June 13, 2012 – These days the TV experience is often inseparable from the Internet. While watching news or a moview, we like to access additional information from the Web. The answer was the new generation of Smart TVs, which come with an Internet umbilical -- but at a price that is usually in excess of Rs 1,00,000.
Now Indian storage and multimedia technology leader, Amkette, the has launched – EvoTV -- a first-of-its-kind television accessory device that lets users put ‘smart’ features including Internet into non-smart TVs. The product is based on Google’s Android platform. Some of the innovations of the EvoTV include: remote that houses a mike so that all conversations on VoIP (like Skype) are free of ambient noise; accelerometer in the remote that takes helps in gaming; integration of the Home Network for media and content from other media storage devices; and Evo Discover, a dynamic content discovery software that allows consumers to search, and retain video content from sources such as YouTube.
The TV changes from being a limited channel, to a large screen gaming station or movie and music on demand theatre, or a learning and education hub. The remote is the real heroand has the equivalent processing power of the device itself.
EvoTV will be available by June end in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata and elsewhere by the end of August 2012. The device is powered by twin processors, ARM Cortex A9 and ARM Mali 400 Graphics Processor. EvoTV seamlessly integrates the television with the internet.
Conceptualized, designed in India (Bangalore & Delhi) it took 14 months in the making. The MRP is Rs 12,995, but look out for street prices around Rs 10,000.
Specifications Processor: ARM Cortex A9 + ARM Mali 400 Graphics Processor
Memory: 4 GB inbuilt Memory.
Built-in Wi-fi and Ethernet ports
4 USB ports
Upto 1080p full HD
7.1 Channel Surround Sound Audio output
Supports 3G Dongle.
Connectivity: HDMI, DLNA, Wi-Fi®, 4 USB slots, 1 SD/MMC Card Slot
Evo HD Theatre – full HD Media player that plays almost all file formats within seconds
Gaming – all the popular games and more, made more interesting by the motion-sensing Evo Touch
Social – Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn with one click access
Accessories – Wi-KeyTouch and FFD (Wireless keyboard with integrated multi-touch keypad/ mouse), Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combos, TruView Cam, Turbo USB Hub, Memory Sticks and Cards