The function-expanded STB (iVDR Station) provides an innovative way of using next-generation TV terminals with cartridges compliant with the iVDR i/O standard.
Tuners, recorders and other such functions that are built into conventional TV sets will be made available as independent applications. The TV set will function solely as a display.
iVDR Station will come with basic functions such as an iVDR player. Other functions can be added depending on user needs via iVDR-i/O cartridges inserted into dedicated slots. The user will be able to create an optimum AV environment with different iVDR-i/O cartridges, each of which has a particular function or service.
When more slots are required, more stations can simply be added to increase the number of functions.
|Name of Cartridge||Function/Service|
|iVDR-S Cartridge||When used with a Tuner Cartridge, the iVDR-S Cartridge can record TV programs (compatible with terrestrial digital/BBS/CS). Rewritable.|
|Packaged Content Cartridge||An iVDR-S Cartridge with preinstalled content, such as movies, TV dramas, opera and the World Heritage series. More content can be added.|
|Tuner Cartridge||Enables recorder functions when used in combination with an iVDR-S Cartridge (compatible with terrestrial digital/BBS/CS).|
|Net Content Cartridge||For viewing online movie content. This cartridge enables automatic access to designated websites.|
|Home Health Network Service Cartridge||A user can transfer data from a blood pressure meter or weighing scale to a related website via the iVDR Station. Data can be reviewed on a TV display.|
|Internet TV Telephone Cartridge||Enables videophone communication between up to four people when used with a dedicated camera.|
|E-Commerce Cartridge||Enables simple and secure online payment when used with a TV controller with built-in vein authentication pad.|