Press release BoxID: 38721 (TechnoTrend GmbH)
  • TechnoTrend GmbH
  • Melchior-Bauer-Str. 5
  • 99092 Erfurt

TechnoTrend announces the availability of its TV-Stick

USB2.0-Stick for DVB-T reception

(PresseBox) (Erfurt / Lisbon, ) Announced at CeBIT 2005 – now available: The TV-Stick from TechnoTrend AG is one of the smallest and easiest solutions for terrestrial emitted digital TV (DVB-T) reception via a computer. The TechnoTrend developers based in Erfurt/Germany have integrated the entire reception technology into a compact package. The TV-Stick is as small as a common USB storage stick (9 x 2 x 2.5 cm) and weighs just 29 grams. After installing the software on a PC or notebook, the TV-Stick just needs a USB connection and a link to an aerial.

Despite its small size, the TV-Stick is as good as other DVB solutions such as USB boxes or PCI cards: The proven TechnoTrend software is intuitive to use and provides multifaceted functionality: automatic channel look-up, videotext, and the electronic programme guide EPG.

The programmable recording in a MPEG2 format enables a computer to act as a comfortable video recorder. Programmes can already be viewed from the beginning during the recording session with the time shift functionality.

The TV-Stick supports HDTV and is also able to receive terrestrial digital radio. USB2.0 technology is used for a quick photo telegraphy. Depending on the signal strength and the reception circumstances, the user can choose whether to use the house aerial or a standard portable DVB-T aerial.

TechnoTrend’s TV-Stick is available immediately. The retail price including VAT is 99 Euros. The device will also be available at TechnoTrend’s new online shop from August 2005.

Technical facts:

• Receiver: DVB-T TV, radio and data services
• Functionality: Representation, recording, playback, timer, time shifting, EPG, video text, channel lookup
• Recording format: MPEG2, AC3 with 5.1 support
• Interface: USB2.0, plug & play installation
• Hardware requirements: Windows XP, Pentium 3 as above 733 MHz (for HDTV: Pentium 4 as above 2,6 GHz), solution 800 x 600 or above (for HDTV: WMA-Support), DirectX8 or above, sound card, CD-ROM (driver- und software installation), 128 MB main storage, USB 2.0
• Dimensions: 90 x 20 x 25 mm
• Scope of service: TT TV-Stick, USB2.0 cable, MPEG2 decoder licence including AC3 5.1, CD (driver and software)
• Price: 99 € (including VAT)


For further information please contact:

TechnoTrend AG
Bernd Schön
VP Sales & Marketing
+ 49 (0) 361/22 188 40

Thomas Kahmann
Public Relations
+ 49 (0) 531/387 33 18

TechnoTrend GmbH

Die TechnoTrend AG ist ein führender Anbieter von Breitbandzugangstechnologien. Der Fokus des Unternehmens liegt auf Empfangssystemen und Plattformen für das digitale Fernsehen (DVB). Das Produktspektrum bedient sowohl die wesentlichen Empfangstechnologien als auch die beiden Zielmärkte rund um das TV-Gerät und den PC. TechnoTrend-Plattformen sind in verschiedenen Projekten weltweit bei Netzbetreibern, Broadcastern und unter verschiedenen OEM-Marken erfolgreich im Einsatz.