NanoTech Entertainment (NTEK) just announced they have started manufacturing the Nuvola NP-1 4K Ultra HD Media Player, powered by the nVidia Tegra 4 processor with Google’s Android operating system for consumers, priced at $299. A commercial 4K player, model NP-C, is also in the works for $699, which offers built in Ethernet, state of the art 2×2 Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
The Nuvola NP-1 can be used to decode a variety of video formats and resolutions including 4K Ultra HD, HD, SD and 3-D movies as well as playing state-of-the art 3-D Video games. Because it runs on Android, the Nuvola can also run thousands of existing apps on your television. It can also stream content from a variety of sources, including the bundled UltraFlix UHD channel which serves 4K content for streaming and other services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, XBMC, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube, which come pre-installed.
Measuring just 4 inches by 4 inches, the multifunction set top box comes with an ergonomically designed second-generation Bluetooth remote as well as over fifteen video, audio, social media and communications applications and five games pre-installed. Access to ten Streaming Movies is also provided free of charge on the UltraFlix UHD Network. Available as an option, the Nuvola RF-10 remote features a 3-axis motion sensor for game play, handheld mouse control and a full QWERTY keyboard for fast and convenient on-screen text entry.
The Nuvola NP-1 can be connected via Ethernet or Wi-Fi to any network. Users with 6Mbit/s or greater Internet connections can view videos in full 4K Ultra High Definition. Commercial users can use the Nuvola NP-1 to drive digital signage TV in 4K Ultra HD at a fraction of the price of current HD players.
Price and Availability
The Nuvola NP-1 is expected to be released in Q1 2014 for $299.
The Nuvola NP-C is expected to be released in Q1 2014 for $699.