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NDS XTV Ready Program secures new partners

Archos, Humax, Maxian, Pace Micro Technology, SanDisk and Thomson recently joined the XTV Ready Program to enable Consumer Electronics (CE) devices to be integrated with NDS’s XTV personal video recorder (PVR) platform, NDS announced last week.

The group joins Samsung, which enlisted in the program as a member in June.

Set-top boxes (STBs) using NDS XTV incorporate one or more USB ports. By enabling secure connectivity between CE devices, such as portable media players, digital cameras/camcorders and the XTV PVR solution, TV operators can enrich the consumer experience with new ways to view, manage and share content.

NDS’ XTV Ready is a plug-and-play solution that serves as the infrastructure for managing interaction between consumer electronics devices and the XTV PVR.

The XTV Ready Program guides partners through development and testing of the technological solutions required to connect and integrate their devices with XTV applications, via the USB port. Becoming XTV Ready is a key step in simplifying the device’s ability to seamlessly connect to XTV PVRs across multiple pay-TV platforms

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