While our followers are keeping an ear out for word on the release date for BoB2TM, we’ve been busy putting together another product to satiate the appetites of our gadget hungry customers. Introducing… iiNet Lab’s Wireless Bridge.
Since the release of our fetchtv service, it’s seen some huge successes and is increasing in popularity. The Wireless Bridge will essentially bridge the gap (pun definitely intended) between your modem and fetchtv set top box – not all of us are lucky enough to have a telephone port next to the television. In fact most people tend to have them in the kitchen or in the study, where your phone would normally live.
To avoid running a long cable through the house, Wireless Bridge offers a dedicated and flawless connection between your modem at one end of your home and your fetchtv service, Xbox or any Ethernet enabled device that requires an internet connection at the other end with its robust secure point-to-point wireless signal. I could go into details and tell you that it allows for high definition content to be streamed at 5Ghz but it’s probably just easier to say the Wireless Bridge is in a lot less crowded wireless space than your standard wireless modem and therefore able to provide a much clearer traffic stream to your television.
We kicked off this project about two months ago while the BoB2TM project was well underway. Since then we’ve been managing both and we’re looking forward to delivering not one, but two outstanding products to our customers later this year. Our aim for the Wireless Bridge was to have it fit in with our existing products in every way possible, from perfecting the firmware, right through to making sure its aesthetics match the sleek black BoBTM and fetchtv set top boxes already living in people’s homes – hey, we all like our appliances to match don’t we?
We look at this as closing a chapter in a way. We created the modem, then we brought out the set top box, now we have a bridge between the two to complete the Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) product suite. However we’re far from finished with our ideas on IPTV. I can’t mention much now but we’re well aware we’ve only scratched the surface on this new breed of subscription television. With the National Broadband Network on its way, the pipe will only become bigger and there is no limit to the services we could offer in the future.
In the meantime, stay tuned – expect Wireless Bridge, BoB2TM and loads more from iiNet Labs soon.