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Juice Extreme 2 Android TV Home Gateway Features 4 DVB Tuners for Multiscreen Support

Antik Technology, a Slovakia based company, has developed a Android set-top-box powered by STMicro StiH416 SoC. I wrote about the StiH416 development platform previously, and although it’s just a dual core Cortex A9 SoC, its video capabilities are impressive as it supports multiple simultaneous video decoding streams. The set-top box called Juice Extreme 2 leverages those capabilities with 4 DVB tuners (DVB-T or DVB-S2) that provide four different streams, and transcode them, to all video playback devices around your home such as TV, PC, tablet and smartphones, or record them to an internal SATA drive.

Juice_Extreme_2

JUICE EXTREME 2 key features:

  • SoC – STMicro STiH416 (Orly) dual core Cortex A9 @ 1.2 GHz + ARM Mali 400MP4 GPU
  • System Memory – 2 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 1 GB Flash + internal SATA connector + SD card slot
  • Video:
    • Quadruple DVB Tunner
    • CVBS/Y Pb Pr (3.5mm jack)
    • Tuner board connector
    • RF IN/OUT (for DVB-S2)
    • Codecs – MPEG-2 (SD/HD) MP@HL, H.264/AVC (SD/HD) [email protected] up to 1080p/50, 1080p60
    • Parallel decoding of two streams (one for output, second for recording)
    • Resolution – PAL 576i, NTSC 480i, HD 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • Audio:
    • Interfaces – TOSLINK Digital Audio optical,L/R analogue stereo output through 3.5 mm jack
    • Codecs – MPEG-1/2 (layers 1, 2, 3), PCM, AC-3, AAC,Dolby Digital Plus
    • Dual mono mode, Stereo down mixing
  • Other Interfaces:
    • 2x 1GB Ethernet RJ 45
    • SATA internal for PVR HDD
    • 3x USB 2.0 (1x front and 1x back panel)
    • IR receiver
    • Built-in WIFI
  • Power Adapter – 90-250V/50-60Hz AC / Output: 12V
  • Power Consumption – 12W (without HDD, USB and DVB)
  • Dimensions – 200mm x 150mm x 40mm
  • Weight – 540g

The device runs Android 4.0 / Linux 2.6, and is said to support XBMC, as well as several optional software packages or features such as Copy Protection HDCP v 1.2, Opera, Access, Ekioh SVG integrated, ANTIK Built-in Middleware or Beenius 3.2 Middleware. It also comes with DRM/CA mechanisms including Verimatrix, Securemedia and Key Rider.

Antik STB Middleware

Antik STB Middleware (Link to more screenshots and videos)

Antik Technology can also provide optional accessories for resellers: a remote control, an RCA/SCART cable, an Ethernet Cable, an HDMI cable, a full size compact keyboard and Juice TV Anywhere Personal H.264 transcoder.

Linuxgizmos reports the company does not sell to end-users directly but relies on service providers, and for example, one of their German customer “plans to use the device as DTH+Terrestrial+IP MultiScreen Home Gateway, using their own Android middleware”.

Further information is available on Antik’s Extreme Juice 2 page.

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  1. July 13th, 2013 at 23:28 | #1

    It appears strange to me to offer an HDMI cable as an accessory but not mention an HDMI video interface in the list, either in this article or the technical details on Antik’s Web site.

    –rj

  2. July 14th, 2013 at 09:56 | #2

    @Roger Jennings
    There’s one page with they mention HDMI input. No HDMI output though, so you can only connect this box via component or composite output to your TV…

  3. Dan
    July 14th, 2013 at 13:29 | #3

    Sounds an impressive piece of kit, pretty much want you want out of an XBMC PVR box minus the missing HDMI.

    It’s a shame someone doesn’t bring it to the consumer market.

  4. onebir
    July 14th, 2013 at 20:18 | #4

    @Dan
    Yep, or it’ll just get rented out at exhorbitant rates by cable companies… :(

    中国的电子产品公司,你们不要继续盲目地生产同样的产品。你们要趁这次机会做好用一点的!

  5. Sander
    July 14th, 2013 at 23:54 | #5

    No HDMI-output, so no HDMI-connection into your TV?! Ouch.

    Combined with the name “TV Home Gateway”, I guess Antik’s focus is to have this device as central gateway which streams all the content over your LAN to other devices (laptops, tables, maybe TV with IP-connection/TV-stick). So no more Coax in your home.

    Based on the “Quadruple DVB Tunner” (sic) and the 2GB, this looks like an expensive device to me: 200 USD or more. Resembles a Dreambox, so a box for geeks, not for mainstream markets. I don’t think a cable company is going to buy and market this.

  1. July 14th, 2013 at 16:10 | #1