Solaris Mobile Ltd, the Dublin-based operator of new pan-European hybrid satellite and terrestrial wireless networks for nexgen mobile services, has announced the development of a mobile gateway device allowing the reception of services in S-band on smart phones.
The Solaris Mobile Pocket Gateway
is a pocket sized S-band receiver which decodes DVB-SH TV, radio and data streams and relays them over WiFi via a mini web server built into the device. This technology allows any compatible smart phone with WiFi and a web browser to access mobile TV and radio over Solaris Mobile’s hybrid network without modification. The development was achieved in conjunction with Finnish company EB
) and resolves the issue of how to manage the availability of mobile phones with S-band reception. In addition, the Solaris Mobile Pocket Gateway is planned to be used in the car by linking to a roof-mounted antenna and providing passenger entertainment on mobile phones.