Jupiter unveils IP-based VOD STB using Entropic-powered PIXELA solution
Sep 20, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
PIXELA CORPORATION, a Japanese image processing solution provider and Entropic, a provider of semiconductor solutions for the connected home, have announced that Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd., or J:COM, a multiple system operator, or MSO, in Japan based on the number of customers served, has unveiled its first IP-based video-on-demand, or VOD, set-top box, or STB, using an Entropic-powered PIXELA solution.
In August 2013, J:COM and Jupiter Entertainment CO., Ltd., a subsidiary of J:COM, began to deploy its IP-based VOD service, named "milplus," to provide subscribers with more than 10,000 entertainment choices from across a variety of genres, including anime, movies and live sports. To access the VOD programming, subscribers must use the PIXELA/Entropic IP-STB, PRD-MA100-JE1. The IP-STB uses Entropic's most advanced system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, the EN7588.
The "milplus" IP-VOD service is compatible for viewing across multiple devices from subscriber's televisions and personal computers to tablet devices and smart phones. To power the "milplus" TV service, Jupiter Entertainment chose the compact profile PIXELA design embedded with Entropic's EN7588.
The EN7588 is Entropic's high performance cable IP-STB SoC with a dual-core 5000 DMIPS ARM Cortex-A9 processor with NEON SIMD extensions. It leverages advanced 3D graphics capabilities, an innovative power management system and offers a complete broadcast receiver decoder chain, featuring a DVB-C demodulator, a multi-stream transport processor, and multi-format, multi-channel A/V decoder engines.
"We are proud to be at the core of J:COM's first IP-STB solution as they look to innovate the cable industry with their new IP-VOD services platform," said Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Our technology coupled with PIXELA's leading solutions drive new levels of interaction and programming experiences for 'milplus' subscribers."
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