WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (The Cable Show 2013) -- Humax (115160.KQ), a global leading set-top box manufacturer is proud to participate at The Cable Show 2013's much anticipated session: "RDK [Reference Design Kit] in Action." Humax' Senior Technical Staff Lead, Robert McNabb, will present "From Months to Days with RDK," and discuss the progress made on the Xi3 IP-based client set-top box (STB) platform.
Humax and Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, are demonstrating their IP-Client device based on hardware and software specifications developed by Comcast. The Humax client device enables cable subscribers to view a rich set of IP-based video services at any TV in the home. The device can run native and cloud-based applications and provides a highly-efficient, media and graphics-rich end-user experience. The Humax client solution is powered by Entropic's EN7588 system-on-a-chip (SoC), a dual-core ARM® Cortex™-A9 solution bundled with Entropic's leading Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) silicon and software to provide reliable whole-home network connectivity.
The "RDK in Action" session will address last year's reveal of MSO representatives from Comcast, Charter, Liberty Global and Time Warner Cable announcing the RDK as a way to get to market more quickly with IP devices and services. They discussed plans to embrace open standards, from the chip level up. This year, RDK is front-and-center at The Cable Show, with working demonstrations of the technology platform at booths including Humax' (located at CableNET) and Entropic's (located at booth #2807).
"By working with Entropic, we have made significant progress on the RDK – taking development time down from months to days," said Robert McNabb. "It's exciting to think of all the opportunities and applications that can now be offered to consumers in a shorter period of time due to the open platform supported through the RDK initiative."
Entropic's Roger Gregory, vice president of Marketing, Set-top Box Products added, "Humax brings an extensive amount of STB experience and focus to the RDK initiative, and coupled with our advanced STB SoC and MoCA solutions, we are able to deliver and port new applications in record time. This is key to global operators looking to optimize the set-top box platform and offer new IP-based services in a shorter amount of time."
The "RDK in Action" session is co-moderated by Comcast's Mark Hess and Steve Reynolds, and will focus on RDK progress amongst silicon providers, manufacturers, integrators and developers. Session Details are listed below:
|Date:||Wednesday, June 12, 2013|
|Time:||1:45pm – 2:30pm ET|
|Location:||Imagine Park, Booth 2133|
For more information, visit: http://2013.thecableshow.com/schedule/Session/1048
Humax Co., Ltd. (Humax), founded in 1989 in South Korea, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of digital set-top boxes, exporting its products across the globe. The company has built a solid reputation as a leading supplier of high quality, feature-rich digital TV set-top boxes and digital video recorders (DVRs), for cable, satellite, and terrestrial, IPTV, and IP-Hybrid broadcasting. The company headquarters and R&D facility are based in Korea, with offices in the U.S., Brazil, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Australia, India, Thailand, and Japan. For more information, please visit www.humaxamericas.com.
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, visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com.
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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 STB SoC and MoCA technologies, its related prospects, its role in the future of home networking and statements regarding Humax' leadership in delivering devices in conjunction with Entropic products or in any of the applications or markets mentioned herein, and statements regarding the anticipated benefits from the collaboration between Entropic and Humax. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's and/or Humax' 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, the success of the collaboration between Entropic and Humax, which will depend, in part, on each company continuing to devote sufficient resources to achieve the goals of the collaboration; the ability of both Entropic and Humax to successfully address technical challenges and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; risks associated with market acceptance of new products developed by Entropic and Humax; the risk associated with market acceptance for Comcast's Xfinity Xi3 client devices; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; the effects of competition, including the risk that other technologies may achieve greater market acceptance than solutions developed by Entropic or Humax; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic and Humax are 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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