mimik Wins CableLabs Innovation Showcase

A Vancouver-based startup focused on personal media cloud technologies took down the Innovation Showcase at this week’s CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla.

That company, mimik Technology, said it showcased a software platform that “turns every digital device into a micro-cloud server.”  That software, it said, is built on a small memory footprint that can be ported to a wide range of devices, including smartphones, PCs, tablets, gaming consoles and even cable set-top boxes. mimik has developed an app for Android mobile devices and, according to the company’s web site, has a version for iOS “coming soon.”

With mimik’s software on board, those devices can be transformed into micro-servers that create a “virtual cloud” that can enable the secure sharing and control of digital content across devices, including sensors and other connected devices in the broader Internet of Things ecosystem.

As for its potential with MVPDs, the company’s mimikTV offering enables operators to support OTT apps and content from sources such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu and Pandora on legacy set-top boxes. According to the company, mimikTV can also run on any commercial off-the-shelf Android-powered set-top, and supports multiple broadcasting standards.

"We are thrilled to have been chosen by CableLabs from hundreds of applicants to showcase the mimik software platform, and proud to have been voted by the cable industry professionals as the most innovative technology, Siavash Alamouti, mimik’s president and CEO, said in a statement. “Our platform is the result of many years of R&D and empowers consumers to take control of their digital assets as well as access and share content in a new way. This is what we call digital freedom.” 

Update: Per CableLabs, others that participated in the Innovation Showcase included: CCS, iPosi, Kaybus, LISNR, Movius, OZ, PixelPin, Skyport Systems, and Storj.io.