LyngBox Media, a Swedish company formed specifically to develop and bring to market the LyngBox, in collaboration with LyngSat Network, the biggest independent source of satellite and channel information in the world, and the European Space Agency, Europe-s gateway to space, launched a new generation satellite receiver – the LyngBox, at IBC 2006.
Developed by 27M with high-end specifications such as: DVB-S2/DVB-T dual receiver, HDTV Mpeg 4, built-in HDD, and free access to LyngSat Network services, it will be able to continuously update itself from data published on the internet, thus providing satellite television viewers with a straightforward, complete, and continuously updated solution for all of their viewing needs.
LyngBox solves most common problems as experienced by satellite set top box users. ”LyngBox has access to coverage data from all satellites in the world through LyngSat Maps. Together with the channel information from LyngSat the troublesome parts of watching satellite TV can be forgotten states Christian Lyngemark, CEO of LyngSat Network. ”Every detail of the LyngBox, from the automatic updates thought the collaboration with LyngSat Network to the multi channel recording menu, which make it possible for the user to operate the LyngBox if not at home, has been carefully selected with the satellite viewer in mind. Whether you are an ordinary viewer or a satellite enthusiast, the LyngBox is for you” says Tobias Forsell, CEO of LyngBox Media.
Per Elmhester, Product Manager at 27M Technologies says ”We are proud to have been selected among several design houses to be the unique software and hardware developer of this cutting edge product. The R&D team at 27M has been working with DTV technologies since its inception and has built up a high level of competence delivering tomorrow’s product.”
27M Technologies is a software and hardware design house based in Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden. 27M was founded by former employees from Nokia and have extensive experience gained from having delivered many successful products in the digital TV industry. The highly qualified staff is able to take on both hardware and software design contract work and projects ranging from specific modules to complete turnkey solutions such as a complete STB or iDTV platform. The company’s core expertise is in the fields of DVB and DTV product design, embedded Linux kernel, device driver development and real time critical applications development in general.
About LyngBox Media AB
LyngBox Media is a Swedish company formed specifically to develop and bring to market the LyngBox, an advanced satellite television receiver that continuously updates itself with technical data on all of the satellite television channels available globally. LyngBox Media has cooperated closely with LyngSat Network to develop a receiver that has all the functionality needed to utilize the extensive satellite information data LyngSat Network holds. Furthermore, LyngBox Media is collaborates with the European Space Agency.
About LyngSat Network
LyngSat Network is today the biggest independent source of satellite and channel information with 20 million visits per month. It is listed on top 4,000 of the world’s most popular websites at Alexa. LyngSat provides technical information about all satellite TV and radio channels in the world (approximately 15,000 channels). It has during these years got a lot of recognition in the satellite business as The source for reliable and up-to-date satellite information and since 1996 it is the world leader in its field.
About European Space Agency
ESA is Europe’s gateway to space and its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe. The need to reinforce Europe’s capabilities in space is becoming ever more apparent as Europeans rely on satellites for communication, navigation, monitoring the environment, developing innovative technology and increasing scientific knowledge. The objectives of the LyngBox project is to develop an easy-to-use satellite receiver that will solve most common problems as experienced by users.