Flingo, a publisher of applications for the smart TV, signed a partnership with Syabas, a distributor of digital entertainment solutions, which brings Flingo's open source project, Fling, to Syabas' Popbox and Popcorn Hour set-top boxes.
This helps consumers fling videos and music directly from the Web to their TV. The partnership adds more devices to Flingo, bringing its total to 7.2 million screens worldwide.
Consumers fling videos and music from the Web to their big screen TV every day. Viewers just have to drag a bookmarklet to the browser bookmarks bar, and then browse a Flingo-supported website from a laptop or tablet. The website searches for the viewer's smart TV. This allows users to click the bookmark to fling the video to the TV or media device.
"It is our goal to provide Syabas' customers with the most simple and innovative way to bring a variety of content to their TV," commented TL Lim, founder and president of Syabas.
"With Flingo, that is exactly what we are doing. Customers now have the ability to truly integrate the Web and TV experience, right at their fingertips. Flingo is a true innovator, and one that we are proud to work with," Lim added.
Syabas is known for its digital media players and streaming media devices. The Popbox provides HDMI video feeds, and supports all type of media file including 3D. Syabas platforms allow users to enjoy home videos, photos, music, movies, internet apps, and game apps.
"Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a base of users that are passionate about watching the best content on both TV and the Web," commented Ashwin Navin (News - Alert), CEO and co-founder of Flingo. "Our fling capability will allow them an easy and fun way to watch and share content. And because Popbox and Popcorn Hour have a true international presence, we are extending our geographic reach as well. We are proud to work with Syabas, and look forward to a longstanding relationship."
In 2007, Popcorn Hour brand was introduced and quickly became popular. The success of the company's Networked Media Jukebox in recent years has established Popcorn Hour as a well-recognized consumer brand. Also, Syabas Technology continues to provide OEM middleware solutions to manufacturers worldwide.
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Edited by Rich Steeves