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GENERALQ: What is a companion device?

A: Second screen, sometimes also referred to as "companion device" (or "companion apps" when referring to software applications), is a term that refers to an additional electronic device (e.g. tablet, smartphone) that allows a content consumer to interact with the content they are consuming, such as TV shows, movies, music, or the device itself (TV, STB). Extra functionality is displayed on a portable device which synchronizes with the TV or STB.


M30Q: How do I use the Mobile Workbench?

A: Please find information on how to use the Mobile Workbench in "Chapter XV - Part I". Feel free to play around with the API-References and some application examples.

We will be steadily working on the Mobile Workbench - some REST-API calls might still be disabled (marked grey) at this point.

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M30Q: How do I use the Mobile Viewer?

A: In Chapter XV - Part 3 you can find a description how to use the Mobile Viewer with the ABOX42 Mobile RCU. In case you want to use a third party application with the Mobile Viewer, please proceed to Part 4 in the same chapter.

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M30Q: How does the Soft RCU in the Developer IDE work?

A: The Soft RCU is working with the Rest-API provided by the ABOX42 Smart SDK. You can also find another application working in the same way in Chapter XIV - How the Smart SDK enables the Cloud Connection. The Smart RCU in Part 1 of this chapter enables you to control the box with, for example, your smartphone. Further information regarding this topic can also be found in Chapter XV - Mobile Toolkit.

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