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Humaxm and Entropic develop IP-based set-top box
[January 10, 2013]

Humaxm and Entropic develop IP-based set-top box

Jan 10, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Humax, a set-top box manufacturer, and Entropic Communications, a provider of semiconductor solutions, have developed an IP-based set-top box based on hardware and software specifications developed by Comcast.

The Humax client device enables cable subscribers to view IP-based video services at any TV in the home. The Humax client solution is powered by Entropic's TSC188 CPU, a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 solution bundled with Entropic's Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) silicon and software to provide whole-home network connectivity.

The Humax device features both NTSC and HDMI outputs enabling it to connect to a TV or other external media device. The Humax unit, which passed FCC certification, will function as a video client to multi-tuner gateway servers. The compact Humax device includes recording functionality. The DVR feature works in conjunction with the multi-tuner hybrid gateway server and the on-board SD Card lets the IP set-top-box stream and play back programming using the MoCA specification.

The Humax device provides NTSC and HDMI outputs, as well as MoCA, ethernet and HDMI inputs. It also includes a USB port, which can be used to connect to a USB storage device.

"We worked with Entropic and Comcast to provide another way to deliver more media-rich, IP-based services and content to subscribers," said Albert Son, president of Humax Americas. "Our global development performances, time-to-market track records along with RDK empowers this new generation of content delivery through the gateway/client model." Development for the new Humax client solution leverages Comcast's RDK. The RDK provides a framework to enable device manufacturers to develop, optimize and deploy new broadcast and IP-based solutions. Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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