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Verizon plans all-in-one Media Server for FiOS subscribers

updated 03:55 pm EST, Thu December 22, 2011

Verizon to eventually replace FiOS set-top boxes

Verizon will bring out a Media Server for its FiOS subscribers that will eventually replace set-top boxes. It will also have the ability to stream high-definition video to wireless devices such as notebooks, tablets, gaming systems and smartphones. Verizon hasn't revealed prices, timeframes or other details, but TechCrunch was given a peek at the gadgets.

The promotional video embedded below talks about future set-top boxes, some of which will be small enough to attach to the back of a TV set. They are also secondary set-tops and be attached to the main Media Server. The software apps for each device would allow them to communicate with the Media Server over Wi-Fi. The timeline given in the video is simply a few years, though a Verizon source maintains it will be out in late 2012.

The server should also have the ability to send 3D HD content over Wi-Fi, with tests returning 40Mbps speeds over a distance of 200 feet, even through sheetrock and steel walls.






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