First Product to Market With Entropic's Newest Channel Stacking Switch Chipset for European DBS Operators and End Consumers in the Satellite Free-to-Air Market
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IBC2012, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/107 -- Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today Inverto Digital Labs, a leader in broadcast reception and streaming products and a major player in the Low Noise Block (LNB) converters is deploying Entropic's third-generation Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) silicon, the EN5288, in Inverto's latest LNB solution for the Free-to-Air (FTA) and Pay-TV operator markets. The first product to market with Entropic's EN5288, the Inverto LNB allows consumers to upgrade and extend existing satellite installations, for example, adding a new receiver in a different room or replacing a standard receiver with a dual-tuner Personal Video Recorder (PVR), without the need to run additional in-home cabling.
Recognized for its Unicable™ LNB product line, Inverto uses the Entropic technology to deliver simultaneous streams of satellite broadcast, including thousands of video- and audio programs, into consumers' homes over a single cable distribution. Compliant to the industry standard CENELEC prEN50494, the LNB facilitates the delivery of broadcast programming to a maximum of four set-top boxes (STBs) over a single coaxial cable, and eliminates the numerous coaxial cables that were previously required to connect satellite PVRs and other high-end STBs to the satellite dish.
"With our latest Unicable product enabled by Entropic, Inverto continues its long history of providing world-class, industry leading products for DBS operators and the horizontal markets," said Gil Laifer, senior director of Products, Inverto Digital Labs. "Entropic continues to deliver innovations in CSS products which are instrumental to modern deployments of digital TV and match Inverto's strategy to enable highest quality broadcast services across the home by easy-to-use, standard, and cost-effective means."
"The demand for unicable LNB solutions continues to grow throughout Europe and we are excited to see our latest generation CSS technology being integrated into Inverto's Unicable line of products," said Al Servati, vice president of Marketing, Connectivity Products Group, Entropic Communications. "Our EN5288 addresses Inverto's single-family home requirements and offers a reduced overall system cost by ensuring lowest bill of material component count, smallest package size and increased power-efficiency."
For more information on Entropic's CSS/unicable technologies, visit Entropic at IBC2012 in Meeting Suite G106/107 at the RAI Amsterdam, or visit: http://www.entropic.com.
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).
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, OEM's and consumer electronic 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 & 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 the expected benefits of Entropic's DBS ODU/CSS solutions, Entropic's leadership in providing CSS-enabled technology, and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs. 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, the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers globally; the risk that the market for DBS ODU and CSS solutions may not develop as anticipated; risks associated with international operations and sales; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; 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 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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