Motorola’s Mover, a set-top accessory that enables consumers to put recorded subscription video content on mobile devices, earned Motorola selection as an International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Comcast is among the service providers thinking about using it.
The Mover connects to a DVR with a secure IP connection and applies digital rights management rules during the transfer of content. Once the content is transferred to the Mover, consumers can download it for on-the-go viewing – on a PC, personal media player or mobile phone without needing a network connection.
The Mover can take either high-definition or standard-definition content and transcode it with MPEG-4 compression to the appropriate resolution, bit rate and video format for a consumer’s mobile device. The Mover client application includes a navigation tool to find and select content for secure downloading to the mobile device, allowing subscribers to view the content they want wherever they go.
Motorola said it is working with leading video service providers, including Comcast, to offer the Mover technology to subscribers.
Mark Hess, Comcast senior vice president of digital TV, says: "Comcast and Motorola have a long history of working together to offer new and innovative services that make consumers’ lives easier and offer them more choices. We congratulate Motorola on the Mover winning a CES Innovation Award and think this mobile media product is a terrific example of how Motorola’s innovations align with our vision to provide our customers with the entertainment they love anytime, anywhere.”