Matchstick today announced Flint, the first open software and open hardware video-streaming platform created with Mozilla’s Firefox OS inside. Flint aims to deliver highly interactive streaming and screen-to-screen experiences including two way interactivity, ad hoc and remote functionality. In addition to Flint, the company also announced hardware partnerships with both Phillips/AOC and TCL to distribute Flint enabled products including TV’s, monitors, and set-top boxes.
Matchstick, after launching a successful Kickstarter project in October 2014, is setting the standard for monetizing screen-to-screen streaming and interactivity using the Flint platform. Flint provides open source hardware and software capability for manufacturers, content providers, MSOs and others looking to easily integrate screen to screen streaming and interactivity. The Flint technologies, including open source hardware, software, and flinging protocol, will be available for download, review, and revision at .
Phillips/AOC and TCL, leaders in flat screen technology, are among the first to embrace and implement Flint technology in products such as HDTV’s, monitors, set top boxes, and more in 2015. The manufacturers will have access to capabilities and tools that will allow them to create compelling and user-friendly screen-to-screen experiences using any Firefox OS, Android, or iOS handset, tablet, or computer.
U.S. general manager of Matchstick, Jack Chang stated, “The overwhelming response to Matchstick signified that the market was ready for an open source streaming solution. Inspired by Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Flint leads the way to transform how Internet video can be organized, managed and consumed.”
Chang projects that with partners such as Phillips/AOC and TCL, 1 million Flint devices will be distributed in 2015.“Flint allows us to bring new streaming experiences to market faster and at lower cost,” explained Sean Shih, North America General Manger of AOC/Philips Display Monitor. “We’re thrilled to be part of developing a truly open and comprehensive platform for streaming video and interactive content.”
“Open source solutions such as Flint offer great promise to consumers, developers, and manufacturers,” added Rita Chao, Deputy General Manager, Internet Business Center, TCL Multimedia. “Ultimately, it will create a superior way to interact with any content on any screen.”
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