Entropic's Silicon and Software Uses Existing Home Coaxial Cabling to Create a MoCA Home Network, Enabling the TiVo Premiere 4 to Support Multi-room DVR and Reliable Broadband Connections
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today its MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and software are powering the new TiVo® Premiere 4 DVR. The device will be shown at the TiVo booth #2140, at the CEDIA Expo, held September 5-7, 2012, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
As the latest product from TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:TIVO), the creator of and leader in advanced television services including digital video recorders (DVRs), the TiVo Premiere 4 allows users to record four shows at once and serve up those shows to other TiVo DVRs for multi-room viewing using the built-in MoCA network. MoCA can be used to connect the Premiere 4 to the subscribers Internet service to enable the high quality and high bandwidth for video streaming apps.
With four digital tuners, up to 75 hours of high-definition (HD) recording space and access to a substantial library of web-delivered entertainment, the TiVo Premiere 4 leverages Entropic's MoCA silicon and software to transform the home's coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, robust and reliable whole-home entertainment network; ready to deliver superior entertainment experiences by handling multiple HD video and data streams concurrently.
For the custom installer, Entropic's MoCA technology is easy to set-up, as the built-in MoCA network seamlessly creates a connected home backbone that is powerful, reliable and supports multiple streams of HD video content at up to 175Mbps. The Entropic technology ensures an unparalleled multi-room DVR user experience – all over the existing coaxial cable in the home.
"We have enhanced the TiVo Premiere 4's functionality as the ultimate in-home entertainment device with the integration of Entropic's MoCA technology for home connectivity," said Jim Denney, vice president of Product Marketing, TiVo. "By utilizing integrated MoCA support, custom installers can use the coaxial cabling within the home to connect the TiVo Premiere 4 to the home network."
"There are so few homes in the U.S. today that have CAT5 wiring, that the ability to use existing coax to create a MoCA home network, supported by Entropic's technology, becomes ever more appealing," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity Products Group, Entropic Communications. "As the new TiVo Premiere 4 is MoCA-enabled, custom system integrators can easily create a TiVo whole-home set-up – providing consumers with any-room access to their TiVo content at Ethernet speeds without the need to add new wiring."
Already used in tens of millions of Pay-TV set-top boxes around the globe, Entropic's MoCA silicon has become the de-facto connected home entertainment solution. MoCA has been designed to meet the multimedia delivery and access requirements of today, while supporting the bandwidth, reliability, and quality needs of home entertainment services of tomorrow.
The TiVo Premiere 4 is now available through tivo.com, and will be coming soon to home theater and Magnolia stores nationwide, with an MSRP of $249.99 (plus a monthly service fee of $14.99 with a one-year commitment). For additional product information, please visit www.tivo.com/p4.
Founded in 1997, TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq:TIVO) developed the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR), and today TiVo is a global leader in advanced television service offering products on multiple platforms and devices. TiVo offers its service directly to consumers, and also distributes its technology and services through solutions tailored for cable, satellite and broadcasting companies. Since its founding, TiVo has evolved into the ultimate single-solution media center by combining its patented DVR technologies and universal cable box capabilities with the ability to aggregate, search and deliver millions of pieces of broadband, cable and broadcast content directly to the television. TiVo also continues to weave itself into the fabric of the media industry by providing interactive advertising solutions and audience research and measurement ratings services to the television industry www.tivo.com.
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 Connectivity-MoCA solutions, its related prospects, its role in the future of home networking and statements regarding our customers'/partners' leadership in delivering devices in conjunction with Entropic products or in any of the applications or markets mentioned herein, and statements regarding the anticipated benefits from the collaboration between Entropic and TiVo. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic and TiVo 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, the success of the collaboration between Entropic and TiVo, which will depend, in part, on each company continuing to devote sufficient resources to achieve the goals of the collaboration; the ability of both Entropic and TiVo to successfully address technical challenges and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; risks associated with market acceptance of new products developed by Entropic and TiVo; the risk associated with market acceptance for the Premiere 4; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; the effects of competition, including the risk that other wireline or wireless technologies may achieve greater market acceptance than solutions developed by Entropic or TiVo; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and TiVo are 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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