* Router distributes HD from any player to up to 6 displays
By Brian Santo
RTcom USA Inc. is shipping a product that makes it possible, the company claims, to transmit high definition video signals from up to six sources, including consumer audio-visual products and computers, to as many as six displays at the highest resolution. RTcom’s Digital Extender DVI matrix router is compliant with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).
The Digital Extender can take video signals from computers and home audio-visual products – such as HD-DVD players, TiVo systems, satellite set-top boxes, and Blu-ray disc players – and send the signals to up to six displays.
* DivX names Kevin Hell CEO
By CED staff
DivX has decided to let acting CEO Kevin Hell keep the job. Hell said the company will focus on three key market opportunities: growing its licensing business, launching its new DivX Connected platform, and expanding its content solutions.
Prior to being named acting CEO last July 2007, Hell held a number of management positions within DivX. Prior to joining DivX five years ago, Hell had worked for Palm Solutions Group, and at Gateway.
* Vyyo names Graham VP of sales
By Mike Robuck
Cable industry veteran Christopher Graham has been named vice president of sales by Vyyo.
Graham, whose career in cable spans two decades, will be responsible for all of Vyyo’s sales efforts to Comcast, which includes Vyyo’s spectrum overlay platform and T1 over HFC product. Prior to Vyyo, Graham was vice president, sales, broadband service providers for Ditech Networks.
* Whaleback introduces OS X version of Softphone
By Traci Patterson
Whaleback Systems has introduced an OS X version of its Executive IP Softphone that runs on Apple Macintosh computers and allows Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) to benefit from greater mobility.
The multimedia application integrates IP telephony onto PCs, and SMBs that rely on Mac platforms or support both Windows and Apple computers can make and receive calls and access voicemail and other telephony services from wherever they have a broadband connection.