SmartVideo taps Action Engine for Mobile Network
Engine Corporation was selected by SmartVideo Technologies to be the technology
provider for the SmartVideo Mobile Entertainment Program Guide (EPG). Action
Engine will be demonstrating the new application in booth #504 at CTIA Wireless
I.T. & Entertainment 2006 being held from September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention
Center in Los Angeles.
SmartVideo Entertainment Program Guide gives consumers a fast and intuitive way
to find their favorite television programs using a mobile device,” said
David Ross, president and CEO of SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. “By
combining Action Engine’s superior mobile search and discovery technology with
our wide selection of television content, we can provide the best mobile
television experience available today.”
The SmartVideo EPG lets consumers quickly
search for television programming from the company’s large library of live
mobile television and video on demand, including ABC News, CNBC, DIC, Fox
Sports, ifilm, NBC Mobile, The Weather Channel, and CSTV.
SmartVideo delivers efficiently
due to its high frame rate sand bandwidth. SmartVideo has a monthly plan of $12.95 and a
daily rate of $2.50 a day. SmartVideo
offers a high resolution (18 frames per second) and all SmartVideo utilizes Wifi
streaming. It is usable on any device having a Microsoft OS system. The
SmartVideo EPG can be downloaded on Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices from the
SmartVideo.com website. Support for additional devices will be available soon.
“Companies, like SmartVideo, have a
wealth of rich media to offer wireless consumers,” said Jim Souders, Action
Engine’s senior vice president of worldwide field operations. Action Engine
makes the network more efficient.”
Action Engine is focused on making sure that
consumers don’t get frustrated trying to find and access that media. Our mobile
search technology lets consumers discover services, like television programs,
music videos, and news images, with dramatically fewer keystrokes and trips to
the network than competitive offerings, said Souders.