The Mobile Devices and Home business of Motorola has announced that Cincinnati Bell is now deploying Motorola’s multi-room digital video recorder (MR-DVR) solution to its subscribers. The MR-DVR, which employs a whole-home media software application running on a combination of up to eight DVR and non-DVR DCX all-digital high definition (HD) set-top boxes, enables subscribers to pause live TV, record and play back content, and manage their aggregate recorded library and DVR settings on any set-top in the home, even if it is not a DVR set-top.
Motorola’s MR-DVR solution operates over the existing home coax wiring using Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) technology, creating an IP network throughout the home that enables seamless and intuitive time-shifting and place-shifting of video content. The subscriber experience is enhanced with powerful bookmarking capabilities, such as unique bookmarks for each room in the house as well as the ability to retrieve bookmarks set in other rooms. Also, existing set-top parental controls are automatically adopted by the MR-DVR software application.