CHINA: Entropic and JiangSu Yinhe Electronics Co. Ltd (Yinhe), a leading manufacturer of digital television multimedia receivers, announced that Yinhe has integrated Entropic's c.LINK 1.1 Broadband Access solution into its next-generation High-Definition (HD) set-top box (STB) for advanced Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) implementations at leading Chinese multiple service operators(MSOs).
Yinhe selected Entropic's c.LINK EoC Broadband Access solution because c.LINK is a proven EoC solution, and can overcome bandwidth challenges by scaling with MSOs' video network requirements. Further, MSOs can realize dramatic cost advantages when c.LINK is integrated into a STB, as it reduces solution costs and operational expenses.
Yinhe's new generation of HD STBs can be seamlessly added to operators' c.LINK EoC networks; enabling operators to rapidly deploy innovative value-added video on demand (VOD) services with a cost-effective single-box solution. By incorporating Yinhe's HD STB into its network, MSOs create an interactive or two-way system where the STB becomes the conduit to increasing ARPU (average revenue per year) and subscriber satisfaction achieved through new service offerings.