Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced that its Home and Networks Mobility business has shipped 100 million digital entertainment devices, a significant milestone that reflects the achievements of both the company and the worldwide service provider industry. This milestone coincides with the industry’s transition from the “Digital Era” to the new ”Internet Era of Television” (TV).
Motorola’s 2009 Media Engagement Barometer highlighted this transition and clearly demonstrated a rise in consumers’ expectations for connectivity to content and devices anytime and anywhere. The study also revealed strong demand for content customization – in other words the ability to control their experience – whether on the TV, PC or mobile device.
To meet these new demands of the “Internet Era of TV,” Motorola is focusing on three critical consumer needs: content, community and control.
“Motorola is proud to celebrate its rich video heritage and will continue providing customers with advanced systems that accelerate the delivery of personalized media experiences to consumers,” said Dan Moloney, president of Motorola’s Home and Networks business. “Motorola is committed to providing industry-leading innovative solutions that enable service providers to be successful in the “Internet Era of TV.”
“With over 100 million unit shipments, Motorola’s digital entertainment devices are the most widely deployed in the world,” said Mike Paxton, principal analyst with In-Stat, a leading market research firm. “Motorola’s Home and Networks Mobility business is a leading innovator in the technology industry and it continues to position its products to define ‘what’s next in video.'”
Motorola has a history of over 50 years of bringing creative, cutting edge inventions to the video industry and has always been at the forefront of technology – from its original days in TV manufacturing to the design of the world’s first analog cable TV system and the creation of the world’s first digital HDTV technical standard.
As part of Motorola’s research and development initiatives and as part of Motorola’s focus on what’s next for video,Motorola is contributing to Georgia Tech’s Fourth Annual Convergence Innovation Competition. Through the competition, Motorola is giving students the opportunity to connect classroom and research lab work to the business world with the creation of innovative and commercially relevant applications and services for set-top boxes, among other content delivery devices.
Motorola’s Home and Networks Mobility business delivers fully integrated and customizable media solutions enabling operators to provide personalized, rich media experiences to their subscribers. As a global video leader in digital entertainment devices, digital and Internet protocol (IP) video headends and digital video processing, Motorola brings its video expertise to bear as operators – wireline, wireless, cable and telco – seek to evolve their networks for the future.