LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2012 — BOOTH #31253) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, and Zenverge, Inc., a leading developer of advanced media integrated circuits (ICs) for the connected home, today introduced a joint reference design, combining Zenverge's powerful quad HD stream transcoding technology with Entropic's MoCA® 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax) silicon solutions. The joint reference design provides service providers a scalable way to offer TV everywhere services by enabling their subscribers the freedom to view their favorite multimedia content on mobile consumer electronics (CE) devices.
As consumers are broadening their viewing habits beyond the traditional TV screen to include mobile display devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops, service providers require a high performance yet cost-effective solution that not only transcodes high definition (HD) content faster than real-time, but also does so securely. The joint Entropic and Zenverge reference design enables service providers to leverage the speed and security of an in-home MoCA backbone to distribute up to four simultaneously transcoded and transcrypted HD video streams from digital video recorders (DVR), network attached storage devices (NAS) and headless gateways. Alternatively, HD/SD video can be transcoded at up to 16 times faster than real-time, enabling consumers to quickly sync-and-go, transferring content from one CE device to another, over a wired MoCA or wireless home network.
"Service providers appreciate that multi-screen viewing offers a significant revenue growth opportunity, as consumers continue to adopt mobile technologies like the iPad, iPhone and Android-based tablets and smartphones," said Shawn Saleem, executive vice president of Marketing and Strategic Planning, Zenverge. "Our partnership and joint reference design with Entropic positions us to offer even greater value to our customers, our partners and ultimately the consumers."
Following a strategic alliance made in 2011, the combined reference design features Zenverge's ZN200 transcoder and Entropic's EN2710 MoCA silicon and is the first design to be delivered to market that combines transcoding with MoCA 2.0, ensuring a seamless content viewing experience throughout the home and on any device. Service providers benefit from Zenverge's high-performance, low-latency digital media IC, which utilizes a video pipeline capable of transcoding up to four independent HD streams or up to 16 independent SD streams. Service providers gain yet another means to monetize their existing MoCA investments, as Entropic's MoCA 2.0 silicon, which is fully backwards interoperable with existing MoCA enabled devices, delivers the most robust, powerful and secure home networking backbone to reliably distribute bandwidth-intensive content to any CE device.
"Our connected home entertainment strategy continues to address the evolving needs of service providers and consumers by being on the forefront of new products with market leading reference designs. A MoCA transcoder product will bring an enhanced user experience to the consumer while driving ARPU for the service provider," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic. "Zenverge's architecture provides a cost-effective and scalable solution for viewing multimedia on any device, while Entropic provides the reliable backbone for which service providers can leverage current deployments — delivering a true win-win for consumers and service providers alike."
To learn more about Entropic, its technology or to see a live demonstration of the Entropic/Zenverge reference design, visit Entropic at CES2012 in booth #31253, January 10-13, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Founded in 2005, Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Advanced Media ICs built around the patented ZEN architecture, a core technology for next generation digital media devices. The company is based in Cupertino, California. For more information please visit the company website: www.zenverge.com.
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. 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 MoCA technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking, and statements regarding Zenverge's leadership in delivering transcoding technologies in conjunction with Entropic products or in any of the applications or markets mentioned herein. 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, our dependence on a limited number of customers and service providers for a substantial portion of our revenues, risks that the market for high-definition and standard-definition video and other multi-media content delivery and networking solutions in the United States will not develop as we expect, risks associated with competing against larger and more established companies and our ability to compete successfully in the market for MoCA-compliant chipsets, risks associated with timely development and introduction of new or enhanced products, risks that our collaborations and partnerships will not yield their anticipated benefits, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. 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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