AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 9, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC2011; Stand 3.A41) -- At IBC2011, Stand 3.A41, Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTR), a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment, will highlight the next evolution in accessing, viewing, and controlling operator content from any TV or connected device in the home. The demonstration leverages equipment being deployed in the United States by leading satellite provider DIRECTV to deliver multi-room DVR services, as well as the Remote User Interface (RUI) solutions based on the publically available RVU standard. Devices used in the demonstration include the DIRECTV RVU-enabled HR34 Home Media Server and the recently RVU-certified Pace C30 thin client set-top box, both powered by Entropic's leading MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) silicon and software.
As the TV viewing habits of European consumers transition from a single viewing location to looking more like North American households, traditional broadcasters, pay TV operators, over-the-top providers, and mainstream consumer electronics (CE) organizations are in a race to own the consumers' primary TV screen, as well as the subsequent screens in the home. This new multi-screen home entertainment environment has changed the TV viewing paradigm and opened new opportunities for services such as RVU and multi-room DVR, as operators can capitalize on these technologies to rapidly introduce new features and applications, as well as enhance the overall whole-home TV viewing experience.
The publically available RVU standard allows a single server in a household to serve multiple clients simultaneously, providing every TV the same consistent user interface and experience. The HR34 and C30 devices showcase the power of the RVU standard for providing consumers a seamless, consistent, feature-rich user interface across all CE devices and multi-screen environments.Both the HR24 and C30 devices feature Entropic's field-proven, high-bandwidth MoCA silicon and software, currently being used by DIRECTV to enable services such as multi-room DVR. Entropic's solution transforms the existing coaxial infrastructure into a highly-efficient, affordable and reliable whole-home entertainment network, ready to meet the new video delivery demands required by the convergence of broadcast and broadband networks, as well as to support the delivery of RVU technology.
"As European TV habits evolve, we're proud to be demonstrating cutting edge solutions for operators such as those being deployed by DIRECTV at our stand this year," said Vinay Gokhale, senior vice president, Marketing and Business Development, Entropic Communications. "As the recognized pioneer in MoCA development and deployment, our MoCA silicon can distribute content from the RVU server to a thin client with the assurance of the most reliable whole-home network for HD video and streaming media services."
DIRECTV began to trial the Entropic MoCA-based RVU-enabled DIRECTV server/client in May 2011, with a full U.S. roll-out expected later in the year.
At IBC2011, attendees can experience this powerful demonstration and the future of connected home entertainment, by visiting the Entropic Communications Stand 3.A41. Additionally, DIRECTV's Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO, will be participating in an IBC2011 keynote panel, titled, "Connected TV: Re-making the TV Industry: The Battle for the Home Screen." This session, on 10 September 2011, opens the dialogue on the tactics required to add more flexibility in how consumers access, view and interact with content; making it a suitable conversation for RVU and Entropic's MoCA backbone.
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." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's technology, its 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 the Company anticipates, and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 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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