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Cable Technology Feature Article

May 12, 2010

Motorola Intros All-Digital, HD Dual Tuner

By Raja Singh Chaudhary, TMCnet Contributor

Motorola (News - Alert), Inc. has announced that its Mobile Devices and Home business added the Motorola DCX3501-M all-digital, 'HD' dual-tuner MR-DVR set-top to its portfolio of set-top boxes.

Featuring an integrated MoCA home networking interface, the new Motoroal DCX3501 serves as a multimedia hub for sharing content with other compatible devices in the home, creating an IP home network.

Consumers can leverage this capability to enjoy enhanced control and flexibility over their media choices, viewing interest and entertainment lifestyles, and can also access their digital content in any room of their home, any time they want.

The new reduced-profile set-top box is a cost-effective solution that offers support to full 1080p60 high-definition output, and delivers enhanced performance to support cable operators' applications.

Offering seamless compatibility with Motorola's DCT legacy software Application Programming Interface or 'API' set tru2way capability for compatibility with both new and already deployed applications, the Motorola DCX3501-M enables cable operators to successfully migrate to an all-digital network. The set-top box features an internal 500GB hard drive that helps in easy upgrade and replacement by the cable operator.

Further, it supports DVR expansion via the external hard disk drives. Leveraging this functionality, cable operators can allow their consumers to select their external hard drive of choice, easily enabling 1 TerraByte or more of storage.

According to Larry Robinson, vice president & general manager, Mobile Devices and Home Business at Motorola, as the cable industry continues to deliver increasing amounts of high-definition content, the company is always researching new opportunities to help its cable customers reduce their environmental footprint and is pleased to develop a compelling product that continues to meet the evolving needs of the customers. Robinson noted that the Motorola DCX3501-M continues to advance operators' successful migration to all digital and offers flexibility to the consumer to meet the demand for more entertainment advanced services.





Raja Singh Chaudhary is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raja's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi