NETGEAR Announces First Customer Shipments for New Hybrid Set-Top Box
The NETGEAR STB1100 Hybrid Set-top Box powers Numericable's launch of iStarttriple-play ABR service for ADSL customers
AMSTERDAM – September 12, 2013– NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers announced today the launch of its Hybrid Set-top Box (STB1100) at the IBC2013trade show in Amsterdam.The NETGEAR STB1100 will be demonstrated live at NETGEAR’s stand,14.110, at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2013.
The STB1100 is an HD digital set-top box that decodes and renders Internet and Terrestrial DVB-T broadcast video. It features built-in 802.11n WiFi for the seamless integration of broadcast, IP video and adaptive bitrate (ABR) video in a single set-top box; it also features an advanced, operator-customizable user interface with unified search capabilities.
“The NETGEAR STB1100 gives operatorsflexibility witha compact, robust platform. With an intuitive user interface, the STB1100 provides unified search and access independent of content source,” said Naveen Chhangani, director of product marketing, Service Provider Business with NETGEAR.“Moreover, with adaptive bit rate streaming capabilities, service providers can extend true HD quality video to their end-users, even on a low-bandwidth WAN connection—quality video is just as important as access to video.”
The STB1100 platform enables end-users to seamlessly access third-party or service providervideoapplications as well as the ability to rent and watch new releases through service provider video-on-demand services. DLNA® and a built-in USB port support sharing of user-generated content, andintegratedWiFi and Ethernetgives end-users the flexibility to connect the STB1100 into an existing home network.
Numericable (www.numericable.fr), France’s leader in international telephony, high speed broadband and paid-TV services, launched iStarttriple-play services with the NETGEAR STB1100.iStart uses the STB1100 to deliver over-the-air, DVB-T and ABR content to ADSL subscribers who were previously unable to receive video content.
“We’re excited to be launching iStart with the NETGEAR STB1100. The initial response has been very positive. Customers are happy to have a set-top box in their home that offers both quality and access to streaming video as well as their personal content,”said Philippe LeMay, CTO, Numericable.“The STB1100 fills the gap for rich video content across low bandwidth for ADSL customers, in addition to combining DVB-T and ABR content. We look forward to continued success of our iStartoffering, powered by the NETGEAR STB1100.”
The NETGEAR STB1100 is powered by Cavium’sPureVu® Media Processor to offer industry leading integration without compromising quality.With a comprehensive feature set and market-ready software platform, Cavium’s media processor provides a solid foundation for NETGEAR to develop a differentiated offering in the highly competitive market for IP set-top boxes.
“We are pleased to have been selected by NETGEAR for their new STB1100 Hybrid Set-top Box.” said Reza Eltejaein, seniordirector of marketing at Cavium’s Digital Home and Office division. “The new STB1100, which is optimally designed to address DVB-T and ABRapplications, is a result of close collaboration between Cavium and NETGEAR teams to enable high quality and robust content delivery with Cavium’s low latency media SoC.”
Additional features of the NETGEAR STB1100 include:
- Studio approved DRM protection
- Remote control with quick select buttons
- Two integrated USB 2.0 host ports
- Parental controls
- Full HD video decode
- Integrated 802.11n, 2x2 WiFi
- HDMI 1.3 video out
- Integrated HTML 5 Web kit
- HbbTV® capable
The STB1100 is now available for wider service provider deployment.
To learn more about NETGEAR broadband cable products for service providers, please visithttp://www.netgear.com/service-provider/products/hometheater/.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
(NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 40,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available atwww.NETGEAR.comor by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR attwitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software-compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access and service provider equipment. Cavium processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium’s principal office is in San Jose, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.
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