QNO Technology Inc (俠諾科技) has teamed up with MediaTek Inc (聯發科), Taiwan’s largest handset chip designer, to introduce the world’s first router that can display objects from both Android-based tablets and smartphones as well as iPads and iPhones on televisions through WiFi networks.
The QTV Router enables users to access applications that have already been downloaded to Android and iOS mobile platforms on TVs.
The router means consumers will not need to purchase other devices to play games, watch movies or carry out tasks on televisions with their tablets or smartphones, QNO product development department manager Sybil Li (李臻翔) said yesterday at the Computex fair in Taipei.
The QTV Router is different to Apple Inc’s Apple TV, which can display objects from its iPhone or iPad on television, and also distinct from HTC Corp’s (宏達電) Media Link, which is designed to allow only HTC users to access smartphone applications on television, Li said.
The QTV Router has been priced at between NT$2,499 (US$83) and NT$3,499, depending on the number of USB and SD card ports, Li said.
“QTV routers bring more entertainment to consumers. With a wide selection of applications available in Android’s Google Play and Apple’s iTunes stores, users with QTV routers will be able to access programs developed for both iOS and Android with just one router,” Li said.