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Motorola taps Gotuit for PVR functionality

Mon, 04/30/2001 - 8:00pm
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Gotuit Media Corp. announced in March that Motorola's Broadband Communications Sector has agreed to support the integration of Gotuit Media's personalized video product–Gotuit TV–into its DCT-5000 advanced interactive digital set-top terminal.

This agreement follows a strategic equity investment by Motorola. Additionally, Gotuit Media has joined Motorola Broadband's Horizon Developers Program.

Gotuit TV software offers customization capabilities designed to allow viewers to surf through video broadcasts, "slice and dice" content, and choose which programs they want to watch and when they want to watch them. Motorola's personal video recorder (PVR)-capable DCT-5000 is equipped to deliver interactive digital services including customized viewing, video-on-demand, high-speed Internet access/Web browsing, e-commerce, e-mail and IP telephony.

Gotuit TV is the first product developed by Gotuit Video, the video division of Gotuit Media.

Motorola's DCT-5000 is built around a high-powered MIPS processor and a high-end 3D and picture-in-graphics capable platform.

In other news, SCM Microsystems will supply its smart-card interface to Motorola for Motorola's Streamaster 5000 advanced set-top box. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SCM will provide Motorola with its Smart Transporter Chip, a universal smart-card reader interface based on the company's SmartOS technology. By adding SCM's Smart Transporter Chip, Motorola's set-top box also will support smart-card-based payment transactions for items such as pay-per-view movies.

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