LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Jan 7, 2016) – CES 2016 — i-BLADES, Inc., creator of the world’s first Smartcase, and IdeaNova Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of inflight entertainment and video playback systems in aviation industry, have introduced a mobile content platform that for the first time gives consumers movies and TV shows without having to stream or be connected to the Internet, but simply by using a smartphone case. IdeaNova is providing a content distribution system for secure playback of offline video for the i-BLADES Smartcase, a revolutionary expansion platform that adds new functionality to smartphones through easily attachable and detachable Smartblades. Now, “on-the-Go” consumers can use a smartphone case to enjoy the entertainment options they have come to expect while traveling.
Aimed at media companies and movie studios, the new platform provides the first “on-the-go” movie distribution and content delivery platform for smart mobile devices. The platform uses i-BLADES Smartcase Content Blades to store up to 100 HD quality, DRM-protected, feature-length movies, which can be viewed securely with the IdeaNova INPLAY technology. Configurable up to 1 terabyte, a Content Blade can receive new content with its unique Asynchronous Content Refresh System (ACRS), which automatically downloads personalized content — movies, trailers, advertisements and promotions — based on user preference settings and viewing habits. Plus, each Content Blade provides additional storage for user-generated content, such as photos and videos.
“As the only Smartcase to deliver content to consumers, i-BLADES offers media and entertainment companies a new packaging and distribution platform that is extremely secure and a highly effective way to reach mobile consumers,” said Jorge Fernandes, CEO of i-BLADES. “Pre-installed HD quality movies on i-BLADES Content Blades offer grab-and-go convenience for consumers — no wait time for downloading movies, no interruptions to video playback caused by weak network coverage and no need for a Wi-Fi or cellular network connection as a condition for viewing.
“This partnership exemplifies the effectiveness and diversity of solutions that can be delivered to market rapidly and efficiently when you have a world-class organization like IdeaNova leveraging the i-BLADES Smartcase Platform.”
“IdeaNova is constantly looking for new and exciting platforms to bring our best-in-class video entertainment and distribution systems in convenient and easy-to-use mobile form factors,” said Juraj Siska, CTO and Co-Founder of IdeaNova. “We find that a need exists to provide consumers with true on-the-go entertainment, and this partnership is the first to deliver such an effective solution to address consumers online and offline viewing needs.”
The i-BLADES Smartcase with IdeaNova Technologies video distribution and playback system is being demonstrated this week in the i-BLADES Booth #80525, Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 1 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.