Successful Stories


By bundling its product engineering and design capabilities with its strong manufacturing infrastructure, Geniatech offers customers a full ODM solution for a variety of technology platforms. In this section, you will learn how Geniatech can benefit your company and business, and also get to know of Genaitech products' application, usage and customizable points.

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Utilizing Geniatech Android based products for digital signboards and media player

Still using a PC with Windows or Linux (cheaper) for your digital signage solution? If your answer is yes, then you need spend more time on reading below texts, you will get more confidence to use our Android based products for your digital signage.

 

What are the key factors to a digital signage player? Geniatech is focus on below items to ensure our products meet the demand for digital signage:

1.Ease of development: bases on Android, and CTS test in our lab, we can provide you a platform full compatible with standard Android

2.Stability: both the hardware and kernel/framework/driver/Uboot are strengthen for 7X24 usage, some model even with WDT. Compared to X86 based player, our player is fan-less, no hard drive, less power consumption, has much longer MTBF.

3.Cost: compare to the X86 based media player, our player is less than half price, that is a significant difference for entry level projects.

4.Performance: for video decoding, top level Android media player can playback 4K H.265 video without using CPU, and fully HTML

5 compatible, quad core CPU up to 2Ghz frequency, performance is not a big deal for standard digital signage applications. 5.Flexibility and connectivity: All of our media players has at least two USB 2.0 ports and SD/TF slot, some of them have RS232, HDMI input, even dual HDMI output, there is no issue for the connectivity.

6.Constance of upgrading: Geniatech as a company focus on developing Android platform for industrial usage since 2009, we maintain longer Android build and with deeper customization on the version we are using.

7.Security: as a customized version, customers can get Secure boot Android as well as disabling app store and other safety related staff.

8.Hardware quality: Unlike other consumer Android devices, our box made of high grade materials and with burning test 4 hours before shipping.

 

Other featured specifications very important to digital signboard and digital signage:

1.HDMI input with PIP (picture in picture) and overlay: you can use external STB and Blue-ray DVD player as the video feed, and put your contents (texts, pictures, or even a video from local or web) around the feeding video window. Or, use the video feed in as the background, pop up messages over the video in half transparent color.

2.Digital TV feed: similar to the HDMI input feed, we have different kinds of digital TV tuner receivers, you can use the DTV feed as one of you contents and put all contents together, PIP and overlay whatever you want.

3.Dual HDMI output with different display: One of our box can support two separate HDMI output, with different display contents, and both of them can have 1080P video played back at the same time.

4.1080P pixel-pixel display: a lot of Android boxes have1080P output, but it is scaled up from 720P. We have special firmware support true 1080P display which enlarges display pixels 4 times.

5.Vertical display: Many signage board are 6:19 not 16:9, that is to say, need a special firmware that can support rotating the display, we made that happen as an option already.

6.Geniatech generated APIs: We created a lot of APIs when Android doesn’t give the ability to control the system to have certain functions, like CEC, IR blaster, RS232, hiding status bar, turn on/off wifi/ethernet, HDMI input handling, TV tuner handling, switch off display, control the CPU speed, etc, more than 20 kinds of APIs with SDK support from Geniatech.


One more thing, if you are still willing to use your current signage application for it has been using for years and you can not or don’t want to change it, Geniatech has a cost effective solution for you, fan-less, Intel 3735 based, full linux and Windows 8.1 support, industrial level player, just in case.


Products can be used for digital signage boards:

Basic model: www.geniatech.com/pa/apc380.asp

HDMI input with IR blaster model: APC1810

TV tuner model: www.geniatech.com/pa/atv1820.asp

Basic HDMI input model: APC390

Dual display model: APC1660

Or just contact as anytime: sales@geniatech.com, we happy to support you.

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HD Video Low Latency Wireless Transmitter and Receiver
The DroneTV Live is the smallest and lightest COFDM wireless transmitter/receiver from Geniatech, designed to be used with all HDMI output camera.* The innovative design allows the DroneTV Live to be the most power efficient solution on the market with fbetter efficiency than its competitors. The transmitter uses H.264 encoding to offer the highest picture quality and low latency. On the receiver side, Geniatech provides 3 kinds of receiving mode: micro USB receiver for Android devices, USB receivers for Windows/Mac PCs and receiver for IOS devices via Wifi.

 

Key Features:

COFDM HD micro transmitter in the market
Can be connected to any HDMI output camera
H.264 encoding
Native Decoder testing
Low Delay: 250ms to 450ms
Low power consumption typically 4.5W for the transmitter, 2.5W for the receiver
Long distance transmittion, can be used in various frequency


Typical Applications:

Drone
Studio
Industrial usage
Education


RF PARAMETERS

RF Frequency Range

1.95GHz to 2.7GHz,45Mhz to 924Mhz,adjustable

RF Output Range

500m Range

Modulation

DVB-T/ISDBT

Bandwidths 6/7/8 MHz modes

QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM

FEC 1/2,2/3,3/4,5/6,7/8

 

 

VIDEO PARAMETERS

Video Encoder

H.264 very low latency HD AVC encoder/MPEG-4 Part 10

 

Bit-Rate

Rates 3.732 Mbps to 20 Mbps (DVB-T)

 

 

Frame Rates

1920x1080i 60/59.94/50Hz

1280x720p 60/59.94/50Hz

 

 

Audio Encoder

MPEG-1 Layer 2

 

 

Video Inputs

Via Micro HDMI connector

 

Audio Inputs

Embedded Audio over HDMI

 

USER INTERFACE 

Control

RS232

2 multi-colour LEDs for status indication

USB Control with Windows and Mac applications

 

MECHANICAL PARAMETERS 

Dimensions

80mm (w) x 60mm (h) x 24mm (d)

 

Weight

Weight of transmitter: 100g

 

 

PRIME POWER PARAMETERS 

Power

Power supply via 2 pin connector

Power supply via battery eliminator (optional)

 

Consumption:

Nominally 4.5W in standard configuration

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PARAMETERS

Environmental

Operating Temperature: –10 to +50 ºC

Humidity: <85% Non-condensing

Shock tested to 300g

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How does Geniatech product meet the hospitality revolution for the TV

TVs in the hotel rooms are under revolutionary change, not only to be bigger size of the screen, thinner for easier to be hanged on the wall, but also need to be smarter to talk to more smart devices like smart phones, connected to the internet to get 3rd party apps, interactive to be the kiosk for the room guests, and up-gradable for the technology is just on going and cannot come to the end in couple of years. Of cause, live TV and VOD are still the fundamental applications that guests need.

 

To meet these coming demands from the hospitality industry, Geniatech recommends you to consider a set top box bases on Android rather that waiting for a “dedicate” all in one TV to come. Here are reasons why using a smart Android platform from Geniatech is better for an all in one TV:

 

1.Box is much faster to meet the cutting the edge technology demand than a TV.

2.Box is easier to be replaced by another box to meet the various demands from different kinds of hotels

3.Geniatech box is an open ecosystem, based on Android and special cooked for hospitality, can integrate 3rd apps and has rooms for the system software development company to build their features.

4.Total cost is cheaper than a brand new TV, can work with the existing TV or with a non-smart cheap 3rd tier brand TV.

5.Box has better power consumption and can be turned on for 7*24 as well as TV can not .

6.Life cycle of TV is too long, still a lot of recently new LCD-TVs are working well, can not be replaced soon. .

 

Then what features and/or functions that Geniatech are building for the hospitality:

1.Hardware quality: Designed for 7*24, burning test for more than 4 hours, aluminum case and good wifi performance.

2.Software quality: very mature Android version and based on CTS tested base code trunk to start with

3.Special hardware design for the connectivity for hospitality

4.Special API/SDK built for hospitality software developers

5.Strong Wifi and flexible management features, from 11n to 11AC MIMO

6.Multi DRMs support

7.Strong IPTV/OTT player SDK, supporting HLS/UDP/RTSP/Mpeg.Dash , support subtitles and self defined simple DRM

8.MTI/RS232/IR blaster and Zigbee support

9.Mirracast support, airplay mirroring support by 3rd party apps.

10.All TV standard support in different models: Analog TV (PAL, SECAM, NTSC) , ATSC, Clear QAM with Pro:idiom, DVBC with Pro:idiom, DVBT, DVBT2, DTMB and ISDBT.

11.Full SDK/API for TV tuning and channel zapping, easy to make PIP/Overlay UI.

12.Robust hardware monitoring function, support TR069.

For more hardware specifications, check below links: APC380,APC1826, APC1820

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Digital TV Tuner Solutions for Android Based Devices
Digital TV integration for Android tablets and phones
Geniatech has the know how about full package of integration digital TV tuner on Android based devices, including DVB-T2, ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-S2, DVB-C, ISDB-T and DMB-TH. Our solution including driver porting, kernel modification, DVB stack integration, DTV player customization and decoder fine tuning. Also Geniatech provide series of DTV tuner and demodulator modules, and as well as provides RF tunning for system sensitivity and antenna integration.

 

Module list:

External MicroUSB TV tuner list:

Device makers, Android S/W integrators, device brand holders, and distribution channels are the major potential customers for Geniatech’s device, service and solutions.

 

To Android based devices developer:

1. What we need from your side: one develop board, with kernel source code which enable USB OTG, at least Android 4.1 or later, with config file, and how to setup compiling environment on PC. By using this toolchain, we can build our driver lib on that kernel code, and customer can use this lib on their own platform. Must make sure the toolchain is the same as the kernel that customer will use on the final build.

 

2. Items we can provide list:
Driver integration
Kernel interface analyze and modification
Native Decoder testing
Application modification according to kernel
Application customization, UI etc
RF performance testing if need

 

To Brand Owner
Contact your ODM, ask them to contact Geniatech and Geniatech can work with the ODM to find a solution on your devices, can be an internal or an external TV tuner.

 

To Distributor
Contact Geniatech and send a brief list of your devices and your location DTV standard, we can check which external is suitable for you.
Check list for your devices:
1. CPU
2. Android version
3. USB type: OTG? Micro or Standard
4. GPU
5. RAM
6. Digital TV Standard: DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, ISDBT, DMBTH
7. Country, City
8. How many channels
9. DTV stream video format: Mpeg2 or H.264
10. DTV stream audio format: AAC, AAC-HE, AC3
11. Mobility request
12.Diversity request.

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Smart OTT Box Solution
Android TV Streaming - Your Content on an Open Platform

Geniatech’s IPTV Smart Solution is an easily deployable, quick-to-implement, and, at the same time, advanced IPTV solution at an affordable price. Providing all the state-of-the-art features of a true IPTV solution from Internet access via TV and timeshift TV to video-on-demand, Geniatech’s innovative service will make it easy for you to bring a new television viewing experience to your end customers. The solution is based on software that delivers all the know-how needed to operate a complete IPTV service. The service lets you provide broadcast-quality TV, interactive media, and enhanced services to your subscribers.
Hybrid TV
Hybrid TV STB Solution
Android IPTV TV STB + Digital TV Receiver (DVB-T/ISDB-T/ATSC)
IPTV is making an impact with its combination of network-bandwidth availability, content providers' distribution goals, added content security, and consumer demand for more tailored programming. To support the transition to this technology, a hybrid STB is needed to deliver both terrestrial DTV and IPTV requirements. To deliver a great hybrid STB, the designer has to come up with the winning combination that addresses the various components of the streaming landscape like the resolution, video codec, container format, standard protocol, and the networking interface. The designer has to consider the diversity of the streams that need to be decoded and address the complete matrix. From a systems hardware perspective, a hybrid STB involves very little modification to the existing IPTV STB and hardly escalates the cost.
Hotel TV
Hotel TV Solution
Video-on-Demand + Enhanced Content Services
Hotel TVs come with important features that make sure guests have a pleasurable stay, and ensures that hoteliers have minimal maintenance issues. Standard hotel mode TVs provide the following features:
  • Menu Lock (prevent guests ability to change Hotel TV settings)
  • Volume Restriction (prevent guests using excessive volume)
  • Power-Up Channel (specify the channel or input on power-up or from standby)
Digital Signage
Digital Signage Solution
Flexible Plantform + Intelligent Task Management
The uniqueness of network digital signage solution lies in its powerful remote management and stable products which can collaborate with each other to compose versatile combinations corresponded to the requirements of each project. Digital signage solution is controlled by smart android servers by way of proprietary software programs, avoiding any large capital outlays for the controller equipment. Geniatech Digital Signage Box can be used for displaying:
  • Public information
  • Internal information
  • Menu Information
  • Advertising