Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH, Entropic Develop First HDMI IP-Set-Top Box Stick With Broadcast Quality Security

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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Consumer Electronics Show) – Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH, owned by Novabase, the Portuguese leader in IT and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced the development of an HDMI IP-based set-top box (IP-STB) stick that supports broadcast quality conditional access security (CAS).

The advanced device is a fully-capable over-the-top (OTT) IP-STB with 802.11n wireless support that can be plugged directly into an HDMI input on the television. By having an HDMI input, it can be used in conjunction with existing STBs to add support for OTT content and a web browser to enable operators to cost-effectively expand their service offerings.

"Operators and OEMs are demanding full-featured solutions in small form factors with both hardware-based DRM security and broadcast quality CAS," said Michael Pauli, managing director of Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH. "By working closely with Entropic, we are able to create a powerful IP-STB solution with broadcast quality security in an incredibly small form factor."

The device is a high performance IP-STB solution in a very compact size that provides dynamic security and protection for the entire lifecycle of application systems. The device uses Entropic's EN7589, a dual-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) with 5000 DMIPS that is just 16x16 mm and designed specifically for Novabase.

"Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH and Entropic have a long history of collaboration on innovative, cost-effective solutions for operators throughout the world," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "The latest product from Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH is an example of how Entropic's customers can leverage our unified software development kit and platform architecture to quickly create unique IP video products."


The new Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH HDMI IP-STB will be available in Q1 2014. A live OTT demo will be given at CES in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2014 at Entropic's Meeting Suite in The Wynn Las Vegas – Alsace Ballroom. For more information, please visit:

About Novabase

Over its 24-year history, Novabase has become the Portuguese leader in IT. It has been listed on the Euronext Lisbon stock exchange since 2000. Its turnover in 2012 was €212 million, 29% from outside of Portugal, with business in more than 40 countries and 9 different time zones. Novabase has offices in Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, France, Middle East, Mozambique, Angola and Portugal. It boasts more than 2,000 talented and dedicated employees of 17 different nationalities.

Novabase's vision is to make life simpler and happier for people and businesses, through technology. Engineering and management combine with human sciences and design to create solutions focused on people.

In the past 3 years, it has invested more than €25 million in research & development for specialized products and services in the Telecoms & Media, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare & Transportation, Energy & Utilities and Manufacturing & Services sectors. Its current business lines are Business Solutions, Infrastructures & Managed Services and Venture Capital.

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About Entropic

Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at:, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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