Realtop, the uprising mainboard manufacturer, and NetRange, the globally leading Smart TV solution provider, have reached a cooperation agreement, defining NetRange as the default app store on all mainboard products of Realtop.
In the highly competitive industry of Smart TV, reducing hardware cost is one of the toughest tasks for ODMs and mainboard manufacturers. For hardware of the same standard, their prices are independent of the choice of manufacturers and are mostly the same. Realtop and NetRange have shared a research focus on implementing Smart TV functions on TV devices equipped with a more cost-efficient memory card and a more economical CPU. It does not only reduce the hardware cost, but also broaden the target market for Smart TV.
Now TV ODMs or TV brands can purchase a ready-made entry-level Smart TV product from Realtop with the NetRange Smart TV solution. It provides a rich variety of apps and linear TV channels, albeit the low cost of hardware. As an entry-level Smart TV, it is most competitive for emerging markets, where non-connected TV still accounts for a large percentage of the total TV market. Besides this product, Realtop has also integrated NetRange’s solution as the default one on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) products for other Smart TVs and its projectors.
Zhang Hongxing, the CEO of Realtop, said, “Realtop endeavors to provide excellent products and service with its belief in integrity and perseverance, which cooperates well with NetRange’s entrepreneurial spirits of an innovative mindset and professional project management skills that they have shown us.”
Jan Wendt, the CEO of NetRange, added, “We are grateful to work with Realtop on a variety of projects, especially of those entry-level Smart TV devices, which have waited to get connected to on-demand streaming services.” He continued, “We believe that it will be a massive change to the non-connected TV market.”
Realtop Technology Lt. Co., is a national high-tech company that was established on the May, 12th 2008. For its clients around the globe, it provides a rich variety of mainboards, OEM products as well as ODM ones, including mainboards for LED TV, multimedia information publishing system, multi-media interactive platform, multimedia system for hospitals, advertising network machine, all-in-one touch machine, high-definition online media players, DV camera, LCD/DLP projector, vehicle-mounted DVB-s2 satellite TV, interactive platform for kitchen, and high-end display. It services contain hardware and software customization design and production. It also provides customers with smart solutions on social media and home appliance.
As one of the pioneers of Smart TV, NetRange is the global provider of white labeled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems including OS.CAR, the new connected car infotainment platform.
NetRange is operating an integrated, full-service solution which includes UI design, payment, billing and customer management, content aggregation, backend services including global CDN, second level support and app development for more than 100 global CE, TV, STB, retailer and operator brands, such as Vodafone, Grundig, Arcelik, TCL, Skyworth, Sharp, Loewe, Changhong, Ikea, MSH, Thomson or HD+.
Its fully featured content portfolio includes local and global premium VoDs, linear TV channels via IP, cloud games, live sports, music and lifestyle apps. On its white-labeled Smart TV app store, NetRange makes media content available for TV users in over 100 countries around the world. In 2016 NetRange has launched OS.CAR, the new connected car infotainment platform. Recently, NetRange has released VISNOS, the new client based Smart TV OS. With VISNOS, NetRange enables a full Smart TV experience on low end / low CPU powered DTV/ATVs without the integration of a browser and significantly reduces BOM costs
For more information, please visit www.netrange.com