Worldwide Cable Operators and OEMs Considering HD-DTA Solutions Benefit From Entropic's Full System Solution and Proven Experience Supporting HD-DTA Deployments
LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show – Booth #2001) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced it has shipped more than five million set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for North American cable operator HD-DTAs (High-Definition Digital Transport Adapters).
HD-DTAs, powered by Entropic's STB SoCs, allow cable operators to reclaim analog bandwidth, which is critical for operators who want to launch enhanced, value-added digital services. By deploying HD-DTAs, cable subscribers can continue to watch programming over an all-digital cable network without the need for a full-fledged digital STB. HD-DTAs are usually self-installed and may be enabled or disabled remotely, which reduces operator truck rolls. Entropic's HD-DTA solutions are designed to be universal and can operate seamlessly with major head-end systems where digital content is encrypted or in the clear.
Entropic HD-DTA solutions are currently deployed with Tier-1 North American cable operators with additional operators expected to add HD-DTAs later this year. Entropic began shipping Standard Definition-DTA (SD-DTA) solutions to cable operators in 2011, and has built upon its experience to successfully deploy HD-DTA chips in volume.
"Entropic has reached a major milestone having shipped more than five million chipsets for HD-DTAs in North America," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "By deploying HD-DTAs, cable operators are able to cost-effectively remove analog video from their systems and allocate additional bandwidth to advanced services, such as premium HD content, Video-on-Demand and DOCSIS 3.0."
Entropic's HD-DTA SoCs leverage the processing power and performance of ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPUs. The solutions integrate advanced broadcast decoding, graphics rendering, and content protection technologies, which are required for digital networks. With a comprehensive feature set including customizable application software, Entropic's solutions provide a system that significantly reduces time-to-market, an optimized manufacturer bill-of-materials (BoM) cost, advanced power management and enhanced picture quality capabilities for an improved home entertainment experience.
Entropic's latest HD-DTA solutions, the EN7100 and EN7120, are available and shipping in volume. For more information on the Company's HD-DTA solutions, visit Entropic's website.
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, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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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 SoC technologies, their related prospects and their role in the future of connected home entertainment. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 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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