BEIJING, March 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (China Content Broadcasting Network Exhibition – Radisson "Blu" Beijing) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced today the deployment of its latest c.LINK® Broadband Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) Access technology by Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd. in field trials beginning this month. By deploying Entropic's newest technology within its network, the leading Chinese operator gains higher network performance, a lower bill of materials (BOM) cost and an easy and scalable upgrade path from c.LINK 1.1.
cLINK 1.1+ is comprised of the EN3681 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3690 Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and offers a multiple channel EoC solution that can deliver up to 800 Mbps of aggregated throughput, ensuring the bandwidth and flexibility needed to meet China's Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) requirements. The technology enables the delivery of advanced IP-based broadband and interactive services, such as IPTV, IP VoD (video on demand), VoIP (voice over IP), and internet-access over the same coaxial network that is shared with the operator's cable TV service.
Backward compatible with Entropic's c.LINK 1.1 installed base, this newest generation EoC solution protects Tianjin's previous investments and provides them with an upgrade path over their existing services.
"Tianjin has a long history of using Entropic's high-RF c.LINK Access solutions and we are pleased to have them make the next step forward by trialing our c.LINK1.1+ products," said Matt Rhodes, senior vice president, Global Marketing, Entropic. "This solution represents a 4x improvement in available MAC throughput and can be interoperable with legacy c.LINK1.1 CPEs. This solution provides Tianjin a technology that can serve their needs for many years to come."
Entropic's c.LINK 1.1+ solution is available now. Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network are entering field trials in March with volume deployments targeted for the second half of 2015. The technology will be on display at the 2015 CCBN conference in the Entropic Meeting Suite, located at Radisson "Blu" Beijing – Meeting Room suite 1420.
About Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co., Ltd. (TJBTN) is a state-owned enterprise engaged in broadcast and TV network operation and program integration. It is responsible for planning, constructing, operating and managing all cable TV networks in Tianjin. Due to the high-quality, reasonably structured network covering Tianjin and connecting the whole country, and its rich broadband resources, it can provide diversified services such as analog TV, digital TV and web TV in connection with broadcast and television, VPN access, TV and telephone conference, broadband, and video monitoring. Presently, the company has more than 2-million users in Tianjin, including many group users. It is one of the broadcast and TV network operators with the highest coverage, largest number of users, and richest services.
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: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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