Prime's LNB Converter Uses Entropic's Latest Channel Stacking Switch Chipset, the EN5288, to Lower Installation Costs, Simplify Upgrades and Enable Operator to Offer Advanced New Digital Satellite Services
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (ABTA 2013, Booth #D13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronic products, advance their market leadership position in the satellite LNB market by deploying the most advanced, operator-class single-cable wire infrastructure, based on Entropic's market-leading Channel Stacking Switch (CSS).
Winning LNB business with a leading Brazilian Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operator further extends Prime and Entropic's position in the Latin American DBS market – a market that is experiencing explosive growth. According to a June 2013 report from global business intelligence research firm Dataxis, titled "Pay-TV in Latin America: Cable, DTH and IPTV 2013 – 2018," satellite Direct-to-Home (DTH) accounts for the greatest growth in the region and by 2016, will have achieved a little more than half of total subscribers.
Prime's LNB with the Entropic EN5288 CSS technology allows DBS operators to support a single satellite, four tuners, and multiplex over-the-air (OTA) terrestrial signals all over a single-cable. With this approach, DBS service providers can deliver high definition (HD) programming and services to multiple rooms in the home from one satellite dish with easy plug-and-play STB installation. This use case minimizes installation costs, simplifies upgrades and enables DBS service where it would otherwise not be possible to deliver.
"With Entropic, we are continuing the single-cable momentum in the Latin America market, expanding into new opportunities from our previous generation product deployments," said Vincent Hung, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc. "Entropic's EN5288 CSS technology enables us to offer a high-quality, low power, cost-effective system solution that alleviates the need for multiple cables to be brought into a home where more than one STB is installed."
"We have changed the paradigm for how DBS service is installed. We offer the only operator-class CSS solution to significantly reduce both the cost and complexity of satellite deployments," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "In working with Prime, we have enabled the top DBS operators in Brazil to lower system acquisition costs and deploy services that increase ARPU such as PVR and whole home networks. The benefits of CSS are compounded by the fact that these advanced services reduce customer churn and improve service satisfaction."
The EN5288 is Entropic's third-generation analog CSS silicon solution. It offers the lowest bill of material component count, smallest package size and is Entropic's most power-efficient analog CSS product to date. The EN5288 is a two-input, two-user channel output CSS solution for DBS television applications and works in an input frequency range of 950-2150 MHz.
For more information about the Prime/Entropic LNB, visit Entropic at ABTA 2013, Booth #D13, or visit Entropic online at: www.entropic.com.
About Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc.
Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc. (TWSE:6152) is one of the reputed manufacturers specialized in developing and manufacturing advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronics. Prime was founded in 1995. With the consistency of high quality and reliability products, Prime was certified with ISO 9001:2000(E) and CE marks. Prime provides superior performance products, as well as the flexibility to meet customers' OEM / ODM needs. Major products covers LNBs (Low Noise Block-converters), MS (multi-switches), satellite accessories and IRD (Set-Top Boxes) for worldwide satellite TV, CATV, and Internet markets. For more information, please visit Prime at www.PESI.com.tw.
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, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
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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 Direct Satellite Broadcast Outdoor Unit technologies, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking in Latin America. 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 in Latin America and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 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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