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Filipino start-up develops the Ilumina iTV

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A group of young engineers, software developers and visionaries presented a prototype of their new invention last night at the Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street — an interactive TV set they named Ilumina.

The team, composed of graduates from Ateneo, UP and La Salle, conceptualized then created the prototype in a span of four months — an LCD TV that’s powered by a personal computer produced from spare parts and locally available electronic devices.

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The current prototype runs on a stripped-down Ubuntu powered by an old Celeron processor. The team plans to further enhance the UI and hopefully include an Intel Atom processor once it goes into final design and full production. As it is, the iTV should be able to play music, movies, photos and surf the internet.

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In a way, you can say that Inovent, the company behind this iTV, wants to redesign your living room and re-invent the regular media center set up — no more Apple TVs, SlingBox or Popcorn Hour. Since the Ilumina will have a built-in hard drive, you can download all the media you want and store it on the TV for playback later.

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They didn’t say how much this will be priced but they promise it will be in the 5 digits (below 100k) for a 32-inch Ilumina (32″ LCD TVs right now cost around Php50k).

The final product should look like this once it goes out into the market by 2009.

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Since the platform is open source, the team can develop and release an API so third-party developers can contribute and extend the Ilumina’s feature and functionalities.

For now, the team is seeking some venture capitalist to partner and push the development and manufacturing stage as soon as possible.

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Jeru
Jeru
7 years ago

It’s gladdening to see this concept realize now in the form of “Smart TV’s”.

evelyn
evelyn
11 years ago

I was looking for the prices, can’t find it.

Brian Quebengco
11 years ago

Dear Rodelio Soriano,

Do let me know how to get intouch with Mabuhay Ventures. Many thanks!

Our best,
Brian Quebengco

Rodelio Soriano
Rodelio Soriano
11 years ago

To Mr. Brian Quebengco, please coordinate with Mabuhay Ventures

ROBIN
ROBIN
11 years ago

SA LUDO AKO SA INOVENT INC. KC KAYO ANG MAKAKAPAGUMPISA NG PANGARAP NG PILIPINO..NA MAKAGAWA TAYO NG MAHUSAY N TV NA MASASABI NTING ATIN…ANG KELNGAN LNG NATING MGA PILIPINO EH SUPPORTAHAN ANG SARILING ATIN…BUMILI TAYO NITO KC YAN NG MAGPAPAANGAT SA ATIN…BAGO NTIN MAKIPAGKOMPETENSYA SA MARKET ABROAD..ANG KELANGN NTIN SUPPORTAHAN ANG GAWA NG PILIPINO..EXPENSIVE MAN YAN OR MURA NA HALAGA..KELANGAN NTIN MAGTULUNGAN DAHIL ITONG ILUMINA EH MAKAKAGAWA NG MARAMING TRBAHO SA BAWAT PILIPINO..

randy_d_turd
randy_d_turd
12 years ago

i wonder how different this is from an all-in-one pc-tv or any old desktop pc + a usb tv tuner set-up. perhaps the market would be more receptive to a 22-inch lcd tv with a built-in media player (not dvd) that can play mp4, avi, wma, divx, etc. and into which you only need to plug your usb flash drive to play your media files.

agi rubio
agi rubio
12 years ago

Good day to all of the people behind this great invention! I would like to extend my biggest thanks
to you for our main study in our undergraduate research. I am a graduating student and our study concerns this ilumina television. Thank you for the
in formations I knew about this gadget! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

DarthYMerej
DarthYMerej
12 years ago

More power sa Inovention Pilipino pride toll

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