Friday, September 12, 2014

Novabase Digital TV and Entropic launch first headless broadcast gateway

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Novabase Digital TV Technologies GmbH, a company owned by Novabase, the Portuguese leader in IT, and Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, have introduced the first headless broadcast gateway bridging broadcast-to-IP video with support for wired, wireless and home automation protocols - all in an extremely compact power plug form factor.

The new Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH home gateway leverages Entropic's EN7100-series of high-definition (HD) IP set-top box (STB) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions to power the broadcast to IP stack, home networking, and home automation functions.

Novabase Digital TV Technologies, GmbH continues to challenge traditional set-top device design and functionality with the introduction of the new home gateway. The device is the first video gateway that combines the required functions to bridge broadcast to IP video including conditional access (CA) termination and content re-encryption with flexible home networking architectures that support both wired (MoCA(R) or Multimedia over Coax Alliance) and wireless (WiFi) technologies.

It further adds support for home automation protocols such as Z-wave and ZigBee to control regular household systems from door locks and lights to fire alarms and in-home temperature controls.

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