• Ferguson FBOX 3

    Set-top box through which you will turn your TV into Android Smart TV without spending A LOT of money for a new TV receiver! Feel the power of Android, thousands of apps, VOD streaming and best media center - Kodi!

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Ferguson has a genuine pleasure to introduce a new installment of its mini-PC media player: Ferguson FBOX 3! Thanks to the fantastic support of users of existing FBOX models we could build a device, that became a benchmark of quality, ease of use and user-friendliness for anyone who wants to revive his TV new sources of media. New Ferguson FBOX 3 boasts technologically advanced design. Its features include:

full online media player device
home media center for all the multimedia
minicomputer running under Android 4.4 KitKat

New Ferguson FBOX 3 is a new construction changed internally based on one of the most powerful processors currently on the market that is specialized in hardware media processing. Supporting graphics chip processor is ideal for tasks requiring massive computing power and for generating 3D graphics even for games. Wi-Fi antenna with dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz module has been built into the device, so the design keeps to stay simple and attractive. The increase in data transfer performance in the 5GHz band ensures smooth video playback even for 4K (Ultra HD) video and online gaming without delay, offering all users the best experience possible. For lovers of permanent cable connection we have of course a solution – direct Ethernet LAN connection. Also new remote control greatly improves the quality of operation of the device and provide seamless access to all FBOX 3 settings.

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 – technologically advanced

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - AMLogic S805

Hardware support for audio/video decoding

3 FBOX construction is based on AMlogic S805 processor. It is a modern, highly specialized system, which main task is to support hardware media playback. The processor has build-in decoding of (among other standards):

  • h.264 and h.265 video codecs up to 1080p with 8-bit colour depth
  • MP3, AAC, WMA, RM, FLAC sound codecs
  • Dolby, DTS, SRS, DviX HD, AC3 sourround sound codecs

For the user, this means immediate device interface feedback, even with very intensive operations and – most importantly – smooth video playback even in very high quality (encoded with a big bitrate).

Ferguson FBOX 3 is equipped with a very efficient quad-core Mali-450 GPU unit, whereby the device perfectly handles even the most complex 3D games and media decoding tasks to a resolution of Ultra HD (4K). Thanks to the many optimizations, Ferguson FBOX 3 takes full advantage of this power.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - dual-band Wi-Fi

Dual-band Wi-Fi module (2,4GHz/5GHz)

Working Wi-Fi networks effectively interfere with each other, which affects the link parameters and as a result it can significantly slow down the connection. This is especially noticeable when using the internet for demanding multimedia tasks, like watching HD movies on-line. Even if you have a very fast network connection, the bottleneck could be the transmission between the router and the device. The solution to this problem may be the use of a radio frequency band 5GHz. Ferguson FBOX 3 has a Wi-Fi module allows operation of the device in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band.

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - ethernet

Ethernet RJ45 LAN connection

For lovers of high and constant transfers or persons who prefer stable communication with the switch/router using a cable, we have prepared such a possibility: Ethernet connection. Ferguson FBOX 3 can be connected to your home network by all means.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - Bluetooth

Bluetooth support – connect any OTG device!

Ferguson FBOX 3 offers support for Bluetooth protocol that is widely used to transfer data. With support for Bluetooth devices, you can hook up a remote keyboard and mouse that will change FBOX into a powerful multimedia computer. Using Bluetooth, you can exchange files with other devices, eg. with telephone – viewing photos on your TV will therefore be even easier!

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - S/PDIF

S/PDIF digital output

Ferguson FBOX 3 fully supports transmission of S/PDIF digital protocol. This standard allows you to transfer between two devices the digitally recorded sound without the need to convert it to analog. As a result, no sound distortion occur, resulting in the highest quality sound for the most demanding users. This standard is supported by – among others – home cinemas.

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 – polished software

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - Android 4.4 KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat

We builded Ferguson FBOX 3 on solid fundations of Android 4.4 KitKat operating system that is used widely by millions of people. The system is adapted for specific use by a gyro pilot.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - interface

New, better interface

Ferguson FBOX 3 has a brand new, friendlier and more personalized user interface. The new interface has not only a new look but also it has a new, much easier way to organize your apps, which – thanks to more internal memory – can be installed on the device quite a bit.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - Kodi

Kodi Media Player

Kodi is a multimedia heart of Ferguson FBOX 3 and its most recognized application, able to play almost any file format, audio and video. Kodi player allows you to organize your media library and automatically downloads from the Internet informations about the media, such as album art or movie cover, cast, song lyrics and so on.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - Quad Core CPU/GPU

Faster!

Quad-core processor, quad-core graphics chip… All that ensures even smoother device operation and makes navigating the media library resources even better.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - remote control

Remote control

Wireless, gyroscopic remote control allows precise control of the device via hand movements that are read by sensitive gyroscopic mechanism. The remote control communicates with FBOX using the Wi-Fi network, allowing you to hide the device behind the TV. The remote does not need to “see” FBOX to communicate with it.

Ferguson FBOX 3 - Miracast

Miracast!

Miracats is well known and popular Android feature that allows you to display multimedia content (videos, photos) from your phone or tablet directly on the TV screen via FBOX 3. It’s also a great way to display, eg. a presentation or conducting training classes.

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 – functional and aesthetic

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - connectivity
Ferguson FBOX 3 is one of the prettiest of the similar devices on the market, where especially taken care of modern design. On the front panel – in addition to the flashing LED and a USB socket – only the power button is visible. On the side of the device are included SD card slots and an additional two USB ports with USB 2.0 standard. The USB connectors can connect an external keyboard both wireless and wired, mass-storage or hard disk drive, mouse, and phone USB cable. On the back there are all kinds of output connectors, through which the player connects to the TV or projector (HDMI) and audio equipment: an optical output (digital audio). In addition, there also placed an Ethernet LAN socket and the power socket. LAN Ethernet means better throughput without imposing additional burdens on the CPU. FBOX 3 also ensures support for TCP and UDP with twice the speed when transmitting small bursts of games data. Ferguson FBOX 3 gives high priority to packets for games and allocates more bandwidth for them.

In / Out

  • 1 x S/PDIF digital output
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4
  • 1 x Ethernet
  • 2 x USB
  • 1 x SD / Micro SD
  • 1 x USB OTG
Ferguson FBOX 3 - remote control

New, more convenient remote control

Ferguson FBOX 3 includes a brand new remote control, with which navigation and application support becomes fun and pleasure. Made of durable material, a gyro remote captures hand movements and translates them properly for the device. The remote control cominicates with FBOX using a Wi-Fi connection instead of infrared. You can hide FBOX behind any device – the pilot will continue to work perfectly!

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 – new user interface

 

Ferguson FBOX 3 - interface

Hold down the OK button on the remote control…

Ferguson FBOX 3 - interface

…move the remote control while holding OK button…

Ferguson FBOX 3 - interface

…fill next desktop with applications!

Ferguson FBOX 3 - interface

Your applications under your control! Move them on your desktop, remove from the desktop, delete them, or even uninstall them directly from the desktop. Without digging in settings, without jumping through the options… And this is just the beginning of the changes we’ve made!

 

1500

Procesor Quad-Core
AmlogicS805
ARM Cortex-A5 1500MHz

600

3D Graphics
Quad Core Mali-450
600MHz

8

Internal memory
FLASH 8GB

1080

Resolution
Full HD 1080p

Chipset

AmlogicS805

Multi-core CPU

Quad Core ARM® CortexTM A5, 4 x CPU@1.5GHz

Multi-core GPU

Quad Core Mali-450 @600MHz

Graphics

OpenGL,ES1.1/2.0

Display resolution

1080p

RAM memory

DDR3 1GB

Flash memory

eMMC 8GB

Wi-Fi

Build-in 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz/5GHz dualband

Ethernet

100Mb Ethernet RJ-45

Operating system

Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Video decoding

Multi-format 1080p, H.264 FHD hardware decoder up tp 60fps

Video rendering

Up to 8-bit color depth

Supported video formats

MKV, MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI, MOV, ISO, others

Supported video containers

WMV, MP4, RM, RMVB, TS, AVI, VOB, MOV(h.264), ASF, 3GP, others (via Google Play)

Aspect ratio

4:3, 16:9

Video resolution

1080p/i, 720p, 576i, 480p

Supported audio formats

MP3, WMA, WMA, AAC, OGG, OGA, FLAC, ALAC, others

Supported filesystems

NTFS, FAT32, EXT3, EXT4

DC input range

12V/1.0A

Power consumption

Maximum 12W

Temperature

0-40 °C

Humidity

< 95%

Dimensions

130*130*22 mm

Weight

230g

Ferguson FBOX 3 - icons