BitRouter Unveils Android App Version of ATSC 3.0 Software At CES

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LAS VEGAS—BitRouter today announced the availability of the Android app version of its ATSC 3.0 software at CES 2022.

The ATV app can be ported to any Android device supporting ATSC tuners and a Dolby AC-4 certified system on a chip (SoC), the company said.

The company’s ATSC3pak Linus-based ATSC 3.0 solution is currently deployed in 15 NextGen TV markets, it said.

"The simultaneous availability of ATV for Android and Linux along with our prototype datacasting receiver shows the versatility of our ATSC3pak software," said Gopal Miglani, President and founder of BitRouter. "Our solution empowers manufacturers to target the NextGen TV opportunity with minimum upfront investment."

With ATV, BitRouter now offers an ATSC 3.0 solution for both Linux and Android, with the same user interface and features on both platforms. These include support for:

  • ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0
  • Multiple tuners
  • Grid guide
  • Software updates
  • Signed tables
  • Multi-PLP broadcasts
  • Channel scan
  • Captions
  • HDMI output with Dolby AC-4 audio

During CES, BitRouter will be conducting virtual demonstrations of the ATV app over Zoom, from Jan. 5-7, from 9 a.m. to 5. PST. Appointments are available online (opens in new tab).

More information is available on the company's website (opens in new tab)

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.