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January 09, 2014

Entropic and TVSTORM Announce Availability of Android-based IP-STB

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

The newly released Android-based IP set-top box (IP-STB) developed by the collaboration of Entropic (News - Alert) and TVSTORM is said to be loaded with advanced features including Miracast functionality.

Ho-Yeon Jang, chief executive officer at TVSTORM, said, “The new IP-STB reflects both TVSTORM’s and Entropic’s continued Android (News - Alert) community support, which has emerged as a preferred solution for embedded systems with a very fast growing global market footprint. Our new IP-STB is an example of how in working with Entropic, we have evolved set-top box technology to enable operators the ability to generate greater revenue and provide consumers true freedom to watch high-definition content on any device.”

Entropic asserted that it offers IP-STB System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions such as the EN757x/8x series that are based on the ARM (News - Alert) Cortex-A9 CPU with NEON SIMD extensions and includes all the major building blocks needed to develop next generation STB and client applications. The solutions can deliver superior video and audio quality, best web browsing by making use of the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, an advanced 3D GPU, flexible content decoding, advanced 3DTV processing, efficient power management, and support for Linux and Google (News - Alert) Android operating systems.

Along with Entropic, TVSTORM has supposedly developed and ported its Android Jellybean 4.2 software development kit (SDK) onto Entropic’s advanced IP/hybrid set-top box SoC which led to the development of the new powerful, cost-optimized Android-based STB which is capable of letting service providers realize more revenue through a new array of IP-based services and applications.

Roger Gregory, vice president of marketing at Entropic, added, “There is a global movement where OEMs and service providers are interested in adopting Android-based set-top box solutions that offer high performance at a lower cost. In working with TVSTORM we were able to meet these requirements quickly by leveraging the Android SDK platform to implement high functionality features, like Miracast. While this is just one robust feature, the collaboration we conducted with TVSTORM will greatly help operators worldwide to increase the velocity of service deployment and overall average revenue per user.”

Edited by Ryan Sartor

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