Qt on set-top boxes (STB) is showing strongly this week at IBC2011 Connected World in Amsterdam. Visitors at the event will see how Qt is bringing the Internet, connected apps and dazzling new UI possibilities to a wide range of Set-Top-Boxes (STBs) and reference boards.
We will be at IBC2011 showing the latest Qt-based reference media hub, which integrates videos, photos, music, and apps into a slick and engaging experience for the big screen TV. Qt Mediahub is fully extensible and developed as an open-source project. Source code is free and available for any developer to benefit from at gitorious.
A mobile touchscreen device or keyboard-based PC can be used as a remote control. The application works on any device that can run Qt. With a Qt Quick UI and Qt WebKit web apps, it blends a modern UI over full-screen HD video from a single codebase. It utilizes some of the broad range of hardware acceleration that is included in Qt such as 2D and 3D GPUs, Video and Audio co-processors, and ARM, MIPS, x86, and SH4 instructions.
At our Qt booth we are displaying boards from ST Microelectronics, Trident, Broadcom, Intel, AMLogic, and Nvidia. As an added bonus, we will feature the recently released, incredibly tiny, and enormously entertaining Roku 2 XS which, like the Roku box, is also based on Qt and delivers apps for Internet-streamed video, music, and downloadable games to the big screen TV.
Qt demos will be on display at booths including ST, Trident, Broadcom, Intel, and NSN.
If you’re at IBC2011, come by and say hi at the Nokia Qt pod. We are located at booth #13.265 at the IBC2011 Connected World hall, RAI Congress Centre, Amsterdam, from September 9th through 13th.
Our team at the event would love to hear from you (comment on this blog post) if you have a Qt-based STB product or demo you would like to highlight to the Qt community.