At the moment the Chinese technology market represents many different things to technology companies. For one company in particular it seems to be a market of opportunities. At this year’s China Content Broadcasting Network (CCNB) Conference Broadcom, a supplier of semiconductor for wired and wireless systems, introduced products specially design for the Chinese converging network market.
A year after the joint marketing partnership between TiVo and Best Buy, TiVo this week announced the released of their TiVo Premiere and TiVo Premiere XL set-top boxes. The new set of Digital Video Recorder (DVR) combines access to cable programming, on-demand movies, music and web videos all in the same box.
Within the next few weeks or months the BBC Trust will announce their decision of whether the BBC should go ahead with canvas project. In the meantime Pace, a Digital TV technology supplier announced that they have released a new set-top box called “Vision+” for BT Vision IPTV customers.
Broadcom, a fables semiconductor company that specializes in wired and wireless home networking solution, this week announced a new HD cable set-top-box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution with their BCM7119 and BCM7125 chips. The new technology will allow manufacturers and cable service provider to offer the latest in connected home technology at a cheaper price.
The New Digital Entertainer from Netgear is the Set-to Box to have this year. If you are looking for a all in one next generation Set-top Box then the Digital Entertainer Live is the gadget to have. Launched on Tuesday the Digital Entertainer Live (EVA2000) is the newest in the internet connected Set-top Box in the Netgear's Digital Entertainer family product family. From the Digital Entertainer Live you can access your downloaded movies, music, access YouTube. Rather than having to watch your online videos on a small computer screens, you and your family can now enjoy your media collections stored on USB storage devices, computers and network storage directly on your HDTV; from the comfort of their couch.
Entropic has announced a joint set-top box (STB) reference design with NXP Semiconductors. The joint reference design will feature NXP's newly unveiled PNX847x/8x/9x, the world's first family of fully integrated 45-nm STB system-on-chip (SoC) platform incorporating multi-channel broadcast receivers and Entropic's third-generation Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) 1.1-compliant EN251x single-chip network controller solution. The products are on view at this year’s International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) 2009 in Amsterdam.
Broadcom and SoftAtHome have collaborated to create a customized software interface which leverages Broadcom's high-performance silicon hardware and is running on a range of Broadcom high definition (HD) STB solutions, including the BCM7405 and BCM7325. SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications for the digital home will integrate its systems with Broadcom’s, to develop a solution for hybrid, satellite and IP set-top boxes (STBs) accelerating time-to-market for advanced video and TV services.
OpenTV will be demonstrating some of its next generation television solutions at this year’s IBC show at the RAI in Amsterdam. The solutions are designed to allow service providers to cost-effectively deploy advanced television services and enable a next generation digital television experience, the solutions allow operators to provide their subscribers with a unique and robust viewing experience enabling the effective discovery and viewing of the content they want to watch.
Entropic Communications, a leading provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment is joining forces with the Intel Digital Home Group at the CableLabs Summer Conference 2009 in Keystone, Colo., to showcase the world's first demonstration of the newly ratified Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) Quality of Service (QoS) 3.0 specification over MoCA on a set-top box (STB) platform. The demonstration utilizes Entropic's EN2510 single-chip, coaxial network controller and RF transceiver, which is based on the MoCA 1.1 standard and the Intel Media Processor CE 3100 system-on-a-chip (SoC) based on the company's popular Intel architecture.
Sigma Designs, a leader in digital media processing system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, today announced a partnership with 4Home, Inc., a leading provider of home control services, to expand the range of additional services in the home through Sigma’s set-top box (STB) reference designs. As a result of this partnership, Sigma will be able to offer set-top box suppliers an integrated home control solution, based on 4Home’s innovative software platform and the complete Z-Wave ecosystem of RF-based home control devices. The reference design is being unveiled at this year's CableLabs® Summer Conference, August 10 - 11, in Keystone, Colorado.