Inverto Ships Entropic-Based Unicable Multi-Switch to a Major Satellite Operator in India for Support of Multi-Dwelling Unit Subscribers
January 20, 2014 --
NEW DELHI, India, Jan. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 22nd Convergence India 2014 Conference -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Inverto Digital Labs, a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products, today announced a major direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operator in India has deployed Inverto's Quad Unicable™ multi-switch based on Entropic's proven, third-generation Channel Stacking Switch (CSS), the EN5288. By implementing Inverto's Quad Unicable multi-switch, the operator can enhance TV viewing experiences of Multi-Dwelling Unit (MDU) subscribers by enabling multiple tuners and viewing locations off a single-cable run from the trunk system that already exists in the building.
Inverto's Unicable multi-switch with Entropic CSS technology enables the DBS operator to significantly reduce satellite installation costs by sending multiple video streams from multiple satellites into and around the home – over a single-cable feed. This simplified cabling approach allows the operator to deploy set-top boxes (STBs), with multiple tuner capabilities, in multiple rooms, without adding additional cabling by using the existing single-cable run from the MDU's trunk.
The new multi-switch leverages the industry standard CENELEC EN50494, which facilitates the delivery of broadcast programming to a maximum of eight STBs over a single coaxial cable. This in turn allows operators who have incorporated the standard into their STBs ahead of deployment to future-proof subscribers' in-home networks allowing seamless deployment of DVR and multi-room solutions – at any time – with CSS products.
"We are working with a major India-based DBS operator who is taking a unique single-cable architecture approach to delivering entertainment and advanced services into the homes of its subscribers," said Gil Laifer, Senior Director of Products, Inverto Digital Labs. "By implementing our Unicable products with Entropic's advanced CSS technology, operators can increase average revenue per user, improve subscriber satisfaction and have the ability to reduce churn. Specifically, Unicable products allow upgrading services to users in multi-dwelling units without the need to change the single cabling architecture which is prevalent across the Indian market. These savings for the operator can be of a significant order."
Entropic's EN5288 is a widely-deployed CSS solution that significantly reduces both the cost and complexity of direct broadcast satellite (DBS) installations. Designed to address both MDU and Single Family Unit (SFU) requirements, the integrated circuit solution offers the lowest bill of material (BoM) component count, smallest package size and adds key advancements in power-efficiency.
"Our CSS technology continues to be the global standard for DBS single-cable architectures," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Deploying our technology with long-term partner Inverto in the India satellite market is proof that service providers recognize the opportunity to deliver more entertainment and increase service offerings – all through the simplified single-cable approach."
About Entropic's Single-Wire Satellite Solutions
Entropic revolutionized the way numerous global Tier-1 satellite operators install satellite service into and throughout the home. Its leading DBS ODU product line includes both analog and digital CSS (dCSS) solutions that deliver more entertainment to multiple tuners (i.e. set-top boxes and gateways) from the outdoor unit switch – all off a single coaxial cable. The Company is recognized as the global leader in both CSS and dCSS deployments. In January 2014, the Company announced the first and only dCSS product deployment in the U.S. market.
For more information about Entropic's presence at the 22nd Convergence India 2014 Conference, or to schedule a meeting with on-site executives, at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from January 21-23, 2014, please visit the event section of Entropic's website.
Inverto Digital labs, is a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products. Inverto-branded products are synonymous with cutting-edge broadcast reception technology. Inverto serves tier-1 operators across the world and executes roadmaps on behalf of leading brands worldwide. Inverto drives customers' designs, validates their system, licenses respective technology, and supports implementation towards full commercialization. Inverto is an expert group in the broader sense of DVB systems with technical staff specializing across the various technologies from Antenna, Feed, RF design, through switching, tuning, and demodulation, to steaming software, HbbTV, OTT IP technologies and hardware in confined, embedded environments. This unique trait allows for a truly holistic view on product and system design. Inverto operates out of Luxembourg and is privately held. www.inverto.tv.
Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's CSS technologies, their related prospects and their role in the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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