iPhone based media server announced

Posted on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Following on from the successful launch of their basic media server the Critter, Green Hippo has taken a further bold step in its miniaturisation programme. Today the company announced that their latest media server, the HippopotamiiPhone was available for download from Apple Computer’s App Store for US$9.99.

Compatible with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch, the HippopotamiiPhone is a HippoNet compatible, four-layer media server that uses the WiFi connection of the unit to output 24 universes of DMX via the Art-Net protocol. To overcome the limited media storage capacity on the Apple devices, all input is streamed directly from the internet using YouTube as the video source.

An Australian television network is already considering this device for possible use in production.