sMedio and Videon Central Partner to Deliver Ultra HD Blu-ray™
STATE COLLEGE, PA, USA and TOKYO, JAPAN -- Videon Central, Inc. and sMedio, Inc. are partnering to develop and license software for the next generation Blu-ray Disc standard, Ultra HD Blu-ray™. Together, the companies will provide software on Windows and Linux platforms necessary to support Ultra HD Blu-ray and accelerate time to market for OEMs and LSI suppliers worldwide.
Videon has a long legacy in Blu-ray and DVD, with optical disc products dating back to the introduction of DVD in 1997. Videon’s optical disc and streaming expertise lies in embedded systems, which primarily run on Linux operating systems. Videon software has a footprint in over 30 million products that include consumer electronics such as smart TVs and set top boxes, In-Flight Entertainment for private jets, and automotive infotainment devices.
sMedio is also known for high-quality optical and streaming media products. They have been a leading developer and provider of wireless content for eight years, offering cloud services and streaming and optical disc playback. Like Videon, they have a history of successful products and software for Blu-ray and DVD. sMedio’s technologies primarily target Windows and PC platforms.
With similar software expertise on complementary platforms, Videon and sMedio make ideal partners. The two companies have worked together before, and with the coming introduction of Ultra HD Blu-ray there’s an opportunity for greater synergy that accelerates the introduction of this new technology. Together, the two companies will be able to provide Ultra HD Blu-ray on virtually any platform for any market segment.
“The strategic partnership between Videon and sMedio is a natural fit,” says Videon CEO Todd Erdley. “By combining the intellectual property and engineering expertise of our two companies, we can quickly drive market-leading solutions for Ultra HD Blu-ray™. In addition, we’ll be able to work together to drive further technology related to the adoption of 4K video.”
CEO of sMedio Shunsuke Tanaka explains, “sMedio is excited to be working closely with Videon to advance our collective position in the industry through the introduction of Ultra HD Blu-ray™ technology. Videon has a strong presence and reputation in the US and Europe which compliments sMedio and our success in Asia.”
The specifications for Ultra HD Blu-ray were published May 12, 2015, with Ultra HD Blu-ray products rumored to be released later this year.
sMedio, Inc. has developed products for Blu-ray™ Disc playback, digital TV, home networking, and remote access related technologies. Now sMedio is expanding its activity into multimedia software for PCs and smart devices such as smartphones, and wireless networking connectivity for advanced technologies.
About Videon Central, Inc.
Videon develops products for audio/video applications in the Global AV, Aviation and Automotive industries. With over 30 million devices using its streaming media, DVD and Blu-ray technology, Videon is a partner to the world’s leading technology companies and AV product developers. Based in State College, Pennsylvania, Videon Central, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is a privately held company. For more information, please visit videon-central.com or call +1 (814) 235-1111.Return to News and Events