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Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Deploys Entropic's Latest c.LINK Ethernet-over-Coax Solution to Increase Speed and Quality of Broadband Service


HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (International Coverage and Transmission Conference (ICTC)Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, today announced the deployment of its latest c.LINK® Broadband Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) Access technology by Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd. By deploying Entropic's technology within its network, the leading Chinese operator gains higher network performance, a lower bill of materials (BOM) cost and a seamless upgrade path for a 2-way digital transformation through compatible and interoperable technology.

Announced less than six-months ago, c.LINK 1.1 – Entropic's new generation of EoC products, offers a solid foundation for China's Next Generation Broadcasting (NGB) cable TV transformation. The technology enables the delivery of advanced IP-based broadband and interactive services, such as IPTV, IP VoD (video on demand), VoIP (voice over IP), and Internet access over the same coaxial network that is shared with the operator's cable TV service.

"Our ultimate working goal and corporate responsibility is to satisfy the general public providing them more enjoyable audio and video experiences and enhanced Internet services. Therefore we look to deploy the latest IP-based broadband access technologies that can deliver the highest quality, speed and performance for our advanced entertainment and communications services," said Mr. Yang Hongjie, chairman and general manager, Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd. "Entropic's deep experience in RF systems and cable access network technology ensures we can provide bi-directional communication over a single coaxial network, which is the key for Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network to deliver value-added services."

"Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network required RF expertise and solutions that could satisfy China's NGB bandwidth requirements. Building on our long-term partnership, we were able to provide a cost-effective solution that reliably delivered scalable "last kilometer" connectivity to bring IP-based services over the existing coaxial network," said Tom Luan, vice president and general manager, China Operations, Entropic Communications. "Adding to the excitement of this revolutionary deployment, Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network can now deliver enhanced subscriber experiences with faster broadband access – up to 175Mbps aggregate application throughput – with added network robustness and a lower bill of materials cost achieved through less components and design simplicity."

Entropic's c.LINK 1.1 is based on the EN3511 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3530 Client Premise Equipment (CPE). Key technical features include:

  • Reliability – based on the field proven MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax) 1.1 chipset technology, for which Entropic has already shipped more than 50-million MoCA 1.0/1.1 chipsets;
  • Lower Total Systems Cost – achieved through its highly integrated 65nm single-chip SoC and optimized BOM costs;
  • Increased Performance – providing more than 270 Mbps of raw data bandwidth and more than 175 Mbps of application throughput;
  • Backward Compatibility – to the currently deployed system (EN3011/EN3230) in the field offering a seamless upgrade path; and
  • Support for Quality of Service (QoS) Performance Attributes – with high immunity to electrical interference and stringent low latency time-division-multiplexing protocol (TDM).

About Tianjin Broadcast and TV Network Co., Ltd.

Tianjin Broadcast & TV Network Co., Ltd. (TJBTN) is a state-owned cultural enterprise established on April 29th, 2000. It is a Broadcast & TV network operator and content integrator, which is responsible for planning, constructing, operating, and managing CATV network in Tianjin area.

TJBTN owns a high-quality, well-constructed, bidirectional and digital network with rich bandwidth resources, which is extended all over the whole city. It is carrying multiple services such as standard and high definition TV programs, 3D TV programs, broadcasting, video on demand, time shift TV, TV bank, telemedicine service, Karaoke, TV reading, VOIP, TV shopping, and it can also provide various data services just like VPN access, videophone conference, home internet access, video surveillance. Presently, TJBTN has more than 3-million CATV users and many group users in Tianjin area. It is one of the biggest Broadcast & TV network operators with high coverage, large users, and abundant business.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTR) is a leading global provider of silicon and software solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation home connectivity and set-top box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions enable Pay-TV service providers to offer consumers a more captivating whole-home entertainment experience by delivering new, high-performing ways to connect, engage, and enjoy multimedia content. For more information, visit Entropic at:

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the expected benefits of Entropic's Broadband Access solutions, Entropic's leadership in providing MoCA enabled technology, and continued or future integration of technology into products of OEMs. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, the effects of competition from alternative technologies; Entropic's dependence on a limited number of service providers and customers in China; the risk that the market for broadband access and EoC solutions in China may not develop as anticipated; risks associated with international operations and sales; the effect of intellectual property rights claims; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Copyright © 2012 Entropic Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. All other product or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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