Novabase Digital TV Technologies and Entropic Launch First Headless Broadcast Gateway With Home Automation Functionality in a Sleek Power Plug Form Factor

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Sept. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (IBC, Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G107; Hall 13) -- Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH, a company owned by Novabase, the Portuguese leader in IT, and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today introduced the first headless broadcast gateway bridging broadcast-to-IP video with support for wired, wireless and home automation protocols – all in an extremely compact power plug form factor. The new Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH home gateway leverages Entropic's EN7100-series of high-definition (HD) IP set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions to power the broadcast to IP stack, home networking, and home automation functions.

Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH continues to challenge traditional set-top device design and functionality with the introduction of the new home gateway. The device is the first video gateway that combines the required functions to bridge broadcast to IP video including conditional access (CA) termination and content re-encryption with flexible home networking architectures that support both wired (MoCA® or Multimedia over Coax Alliance) and wireless (WiFi®) technologies. It further adds support for home automation protocols such as Z-wave and ZigBee to control regular household systems from door locks and lights to fire alarms and in-home temperature controls.

"The new home gateway is unlike any other device on the market today," said Michael Pauli, managing director of Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH. "By partnering with Entropic, we developed a full-featured power plug gateway that enables operators to offer subscribers new, differentiated services – from advanced home networking and multi-room services with MoCA to a wide range of home automation features."

"The new home gateway from Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH shows where innovation, functionality and design intersect to empower operators to expand their set-top device offerings and add value-added services to drive new revenue streams," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "At Entropic, we are committed to our partners and to ensuring our SoCs are low power, highly-integrated and feature-rich to meet operators' stringent requirements."

The new gateway is powered by Entropic's EN7100 SoC family. The EN7100-series is an industry-compliant, high-performance, value-based SoC with an advanced ARM® processor with 2500 DMIPS, field-proven video decoder technology, integrated demodulator and DDR3 memory support, enhanced software and security features, and flexible network interfaces.


The new Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH home gateway will be available in Q1 2015 and will be on display at IBC in Amsterdam, September 12-16, 2014, Hall 13, Meeting Suite G106/G107 at the RAI Convention Center.

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 three 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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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 or MoCA technologies and products, 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's 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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