MARUSYS, Entropic Show Advanced Kodi Entertainment Center-Supported HD PVR and Media Player

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced that MARUSYS, a pioneer in embedded solutions and one of the early Internet set-top box (STB) developers, unveiled an advanced High-Definition (HD) personal video recorder (PVR) and media player based on the Kodi Entertainment Center ("Kodi" and formerly known as Xbox Media Center or XBMC) open source platform. The new device, known as PRISMCUBE JET, will be on display at IBC (Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G017 and MARUSYS Stand 5.B09, Hall 5), which takes place in Amsterdam from September 12-16, 2014.

Building on the feature-set of its predecessor the PRISMCUBE RUBY, the PRISMCUBE JET a Free-to-Air satellite STB, offers a more compact, stackable design with Hard Disk Drive (HDD) PVR add-on capabilities. The revolutionary product seamlessly integrates Kodi with HbbTV for the European market in addition to supporting Advanced DVB. By adding support for the Kodi open-source Media Player, consumers now have access to countless channels of online entertainment from videos and music to pictures, games and more.

To harness the power of the Kodi-based Internet content, the PRISMCUBE JET uses Entropic's EN7588 high performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, which delivers advanced IP entertainment services and applications with its dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 processor with NEON™ SIMD extensions, 5000 DMIPS of processing capabilities and advanced 3D graphics. The EN7588 also integrates service provider caliber security engines and IP, enabling one chip support for multiple applications, which both simplifies OEM development and improves time to market for future deployments into a service provider's network. Entropic's EN7588 SoC also features an innovative power management system, leveraging an integrated microcontroller to enable complete power control for all parts of the system from power optimizations to low-power standby operations.

"Our new PRISMCUBE JET is more than a basic Free-to-Air satellite set-top box. It offers a sleek new design with easy PVR upgrade capabilities through a simple plug-and-play module," said Dr. Juha Park, chief technology officer, MARUSYS. "By adding support for the Kodi Entertainment Center and HbbTV – and leveraging the power and performance of Entropic's EN7588 system-on-a-chip, we are fueling consumers' demand for access to more diverse online content."

"The community of Kodi Entertainment Center users and application developers continues to grow," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "In working with MARUSYS to launch the new second-generation PRISMCUBE JET we are reaching a highly-specialized consumer audience that want access to specific open-source content on their HDTV that is best optimized by our silicon and software solutions."


The PRISMCUBE JET will be available in both the Asia and EMEA markets in Q4 2014. It will be showcased at IBC.


Since the establishment in 1997, MARUSYS has striven to provide set-top boxes with cutting-edge technologies. In the process of seeking better quality and higher performance, we have become a pioneer in developing Linux set-top boxes and embedded solutions. With the company's motto, 'Our Product Becomes Love' embedded in every product, we are always pondering over new thoughts and approaches. In this way, our works become more colorful and enjoyable; so do our products.

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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Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's SoC technologies, their related prospects and their role in the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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