Thursday, June 6, 2013

ACCESS, Entropic to enable US cable operators to meet FCC IP connectivity mandate

GERMANY & USA: ACCESS Co. Ltd, a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, today announced it is integrating its Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Technology Component and HTML5 Browser software solution with the latest set-top box (STB) chipset solution from Entropic, a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home.

This collaboration will enable cable operators to meet the FCC mandate for cable STBs to include an industry-standard IP interface port, and provide DLNA Commercial Video Profile (CVP) functionality.

ACCESS and Entropic cooperated to develop a complete, robust and fully hardware-accelerated Premium Video and HTML5 solution, running on Entropic's EN7588 high-performance STB System-on-a-Chip (SoC) platform. ACCESS' NetFront Living Connect DLNA software combined with its NetFront Browser NX 3.0 HTML5 software enables operators and device manufactures to quickly implement compelling STB-centric services that can support DLNA guidelines on consumer electronic (CE) devices.

Additionally, with hardware acceleration, the solution achieved more than six-fold performance improvement by leveraging Entropic's dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with NEON extension.

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