SAO PAULO, Brazil, Aug. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (ABTA 2013, Booth #D13) -- Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, and Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc., a leading manufacturer of advanced digital satellite communication and wireless consumer electronic products, advance their market leadership position in the satellite LNB market by deploying the most advanced, operator-class single-cable wire infrastructure, based on Entropic's market-leading Channel Stacking Switch (CSS).
Winning LNB business with a leading Brazilian Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) operator further extends Prime and Entropic's position in the Latin American DBS market – a market that is experiencing explosive growth. According to a June 2013 report from global business intelligence research firm Dataxis, titled " Pay-TV in Latin America: Cable, DTH and IPTV 2013 – 2018," satellite Direct-to-Home (DTH) accounts for the greatest growth in the region and by 2016, will have achieved a little more than half of total subscribers.
Prime's LNB with the Entropic EN5288 CSS technology allows DBS operators to support a single satellite, four tuners, and multiplex over-the-air (OTA) terrestrial signals all over a single-cable. With this approach, DBS service providers can deliver high definition (HD) programming and services to multiple rooms in the home from one satellite dish with easy plug-and-play STB installation. This use case minimizes installation costs, simplifies upgrades and enables DBS service where it would otherwise not be possible to deliver."With Entropic, we are continuing the single-cable momentum in the Latin America market, expanding into new opportunities from our previous generation product deployments," said Vincent Hung, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Prime Electronics & Satellitics Inc. "Entropic's EN5288 CSS technology enables us to offer a high-quality, low power, cost-effective system solution that alleviates the need for multiple cables to be brought into a home where more than one STB is installed."