Inverto Develops Unicable II Digital Satellite Outdoor Unit Products -- Featuring Entropic's Second-Generation Digital Channel Stacking Switch
May 18, 2014 --
Entropic's EN5520–The Industry Lowest Power dCSS Solution–Powers Inverto's Low Noise Block and Multi-switch Digital Outdoor Unit Products via a Single-Chip Solution
COLOGNE, Germany, May 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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 the new Inverto Unicable II Multi-switch and Low Noise Block (LNB) products, based on Entropic's EN5520 digital Channel Stacking Switch (dCSS). The new solutions will be on display this week at ANGACOM 2014 in Cologne, Germany in the Inverto booth # 10.2 / B39.
Leaders in the Unicable market since 2005, Inverto is changing the way Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operators deploy single-cable solutions. The Company is expanding upon its existing Unicable product line and has selected Entropic's advanced second-generation dCSS solution – the EN5520 – to power its Unicable II Multi-switch and LNB. Entropic's EN5520 is a highly-integrated dCSS solution, with the world's lowest power, most cost-optimized and smallest form factor when compared to competitive ODU products. The EN5520 provides 24 user bands to support more tuner/demodulators as DBS operators migrate to gateway/client architectures. Additionally, Entropic's single-chip dCSS solution supports both multi-switch and LNB applications and enables Inverto's products to conform to CENELEC standards EN50494 and EN50607, supported by user-defined functions that are configurable to operators.
"Entropic has been a long-time partner, and its EN5520 offers a breakthrough solution for our new line of Unicable II products; enabling us to offer the lowest power dCSS-based products on the market," said Gil Laifer, senior director, Products of Inverto Digital Labs. "Working closely with satellite operators in different regions, Inverto developed Unicable II products that cater to the different requirements of the various satellite networks, thereby ensuring that the significant advantages of this technology are fully and most effectively aligned with each operator's specific requirements."
The EN5520 also delivers best-in-class Modulated Error Ratio (MER) performance under all scenarios. Entropic's EN5520 leverages proprietary mixed-signal calibration algorithms, crosstalk and spur mitigation techniques to ensure reliable performance over a broad range of operating conditions, providing immunity to process, voltage and temperature variance. In addition to the industry' lowest power solution, the EN5520 includes features like multiple outputs and support for legacy, non-CSS set-top boxes. With its fully configurable User Band architecture, the EN5520 allows maximum flexibility for coexistence with Home Networking solutions, custom frequency plans, and mitigation around interferers.
"Entropic is extremely proud to be working with Inverto on the new Unicable II line of solutions based on our EN5520 dCSS solution," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Inverto's Unicable II products powered by Entropic's latest dCSS offering, enable operators to simplify the complexity and power requirements associated with sending multiple video streams from multiple satellites into and around the home – over a single-cable feed."
About Entropic's Single-Wire Satellite Solutions
Entropic has 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 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 dCSS product deployment in the U.S. market with its market-leading, first-generation dCSS solution. In April 2014, Entropic announced its second-generation dCSS solution, which offers the world's lowest power outdoor unit solution delivering approximately half the power of competitive solutions.
Inverto's Unicable II will be demonstrated at Inverto's ANGACOM 2014 booth # 10.2 / B39 in Cologne, Germany from May 20-22, 2014. For more information on Entropic's EN5520, visit Entropic's website.
Inverto Digital labs, is a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products and a major player in the Low Noise Blocks (LNB's). Inverto-branded products are synonymous with cutting-edge broadcast reception technology. Inverto serves tier-1 operators across EMEA 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 (http://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 dCSS 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 March 31, 2014. 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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