From Syabas website, http://www.syabas.com
Incorporated in April 2001, Syabas Technology is a worldwide company, head-quartered in Fremont, California, USA. Our facilities are situated in the USA, China and Malaysia. We are a major contender in the digital entertainment industry supplying middleware solutions to customers spread across China, Europe, Japan and the USA.
Syabas Technology is a leading software and middleware solution provider for wired/wireless home entertainment networks (a.k.a. Digital Home) as well as Digital Signage applications. We focus on software and middleware development that enables users to access content such as HD (High Definition) & SD (Standard Definition) video, music, photo and services over a local network and the Internet, for purposes such as home entertainment or multimedia advertising. We emphasize on making our solutions cost effective and tailored to the needs of our client.
NMT is an abbreviation, short for Networked Media Tank. This is a common term used for all units that run on the Networked Media Tank media platform solution made by Syabas.
Syabas' Popcorn Hour A-100 was the first NMT product, but was followed soon by other devices, each adding its own particular features. The common denominator of all of them is the use of Syabas' middleware, also named NMT.
From a practical perspective, this means that the firmware updates concerning the base functionality are first available for Popcornhour, while the other devices need some additional time (days to weeks) to incorporate the changes in their own firmware, due to differing hardware configurations. All companies selling NMT products have their firmware updates done by Syabas.