CHINA: GlobalSat, a leading Chinese manufacturer of satellite and terrestrial products and Entropic have introduced the GOOSAT S1-50HD, the latest high performance set-top box solution for the global Free-to-Air (FTA) direct broadcast satellite (DBS) zapper market.
The entry-level FTA zapper market continues to expand worldwide, with service providers looking for ARM-based set-top box solutions to take advantage of the architecture's inherent high performance
processing power. GlobalSat chose Entropic's latest STB system-on-a-chip (SoC), the EN7100, as it uses a single-core ARM Cortex- A9 processor with up to 2500 DMIPS and advanced security features.
Additionally, Entropic's EN7100 SoC family delivers unprecedented price performance and delivers up to 1GHz operation in a "LP" low-power process node for low power consumption.
Being DVB-S / DVB-S2 compliant, the next generation of GlobalSat Zapper HD box -- GOOSAT S1-50HD -- is capable of providing both traditional TV and radio broadcast and IP-based content.
GlobalSat and Entropic have worked very closely to advance the performance of this Linux-based STB by implementing strong multi-media player functionality; efficient network capabilities; DLNA compliance; and 3G Wireless, USB2.0, Wi-Fi and multi-picture functions.