Entropic's Support for Comcast's IP-RDK Accelerates IP-Client Set-Top Box Development
BOSTON, May 21, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show, Booth #1567) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its silicon and software will be integrated with the Comcast® Reference Design Kit (RDK) to provide device manufacturers an opportunity to quickly develop and bring-to-market IP-Client set-top boxes.
The Comcast RDK provides a framework that enables device manufacturers to rapidly optimize and deploy new broadcast and IP-based solutions for a richer consumer TV experience. A pre-integrated software bundle that powers the IP-Client devices and set-top boxes, the Comcast IP-RDK, will combine Entropic's single-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 (TSC184) and dual-core Cortex-A9 (TSC188) family of processors with its Multimedia over Coax (MoCA®) connectivity silicon and software to provide a range of cost-effective MoCA-enabled IP-Client devices that will run native and cloud-based applications.
"To drive the next wave of consumer TV interactivity, it's important for us to be able to provide reference design kits that are robust, mature and technologically advanced. Entropic's IP-STB solution provides an ideal platform for RDK for manufacturers wanting to develop IP-Client devices that connect to Comcast's whole-home video gateway and advanced DVR platform, over the in-home network," said Steve Reynolds, senior vice president of Premise Technology for Comcast. "IP-Client devices will enhance consumers' TV engagement experiences, giving them new capabilities to enjoy TV programming and search and discover content, connect to cloud and web-based information, and manage their account."
"We are seeing monumental changes in the cable industry today. The transition from QAM- to IP-based systems with increased in-home connectivity will revolutionize the TV viewing experience," said Mark Samuel, senior vice president, Set-top Box Group, Entropic Communications. "As a leading silicon vendor for Comcast's IP-Client RDK, we are preparing 'cable-ready' silicon that allows developers and OEMs to rapidly bring-to-market new IP-Client boxes capable of seamlessly connecting to a cloud-based DVR server or an advanced gateway in the home – all over MoCA, the fastest in-home backbone connectivity network."
For more information on Entropic's set-top box SoC or MoCA connectivity solutions, visit: www.entropic.com, or visit Entropic at booth #1567 at The Cable Show, May 21-23, 2012, in Boston.
About Entropic Communications
Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. 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 STB SoC and MoCA technology, its related prospects and its role in the future of home networking. 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's 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 three months ended March 31, 2012. 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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