Cable Technology Feature Article
Humax Uses SeaChange Software for Tru2way Set-Top Box
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
South Korea’s Humax has announced the debut of its global advanced tru2way set-top box.
The premier set-top box manufacturer has designed the product for the North American cable television market using SeaChange International's Nucleus Hybrid Gateway (News - Alert) software and Nitro applications suite.
SeaChange's Nucleus Hybrid Gateway software supports cable operators' transition from QAM to IP video allowing operators to offer consumers multi-screen media sharing, whole-home DVR, access to apps and OTT content, using smartphones as remotes and much more.
Humax is showcasing its global advanced tru2way set-top box at the International CES (News - Alert) 2012 in Las Vegas and the advanced set-top box demonstrations at the SeaChange booth will show home gateway capabilities such as media sharing across multiple DLNA enabled and IP connected video devices.
Powered by the Broadcom (News - Alert) BCM7425 Dual HD Transcoding MoCA 2.0 Gateway SoC platform, the new Humax set-top box offers dual HD decoding and dual transcoding support for streaming simultaneous video broadcast content wirelessly to multiple devices.
"Humax will provide a state-of-the-art Home Gateway Server & Client Set-Top solution. With its rich experience in the digital broadcasting and interactive home networking solutions industry, the joint efforts with SeaChange on the Humax platform will be the launching point into the next generation Server-Client markets," said Albert Son, president, Humax Americas.
"Humax has addressed one of cable's most pressing CAPEX problems with its hybrid set-top introduction while simultaneously providing a new generation of connectivity and applications previously unavailable to the market," said Shiva Patibanda, general manager, In-Home Business Unit, SeaChange. "SeaChange is very pleased to collaborate with Humax to produce this end-to-end solution using our open, standards based software and blending proven tru2way interoperability with internet functionality through HTML5."
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Chris DiMarco