Friday, December 11, 2009

Alpha Networks to showcase wireless HD kit for IPTV/connected TV solution at CES 2010

2010 International CES, LAS VEGAS, USA: Alpha Networks, a leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, announced that it will showcase its new wireless HD kit for IPTV/Connected TV solution that features an optimal, cost-effective application for at-home distribution of multimedia content, at booth #44001 in the Las Vegas Hilton.

Wireless distribution of high-definition video around the home has often been viewed as a luxurious lifestyle option restricted to upscale markets. Alpha Networks is going to change this by introducing an affordable solution that can provide wireless HD video transmission with field-proven stability and robustness.

The new device can deliver four concurrent HD streams to any Wi-Fi enabled device, like IP-STBs, connected-TVs, or HD media players. This new solution enables IPTV service providers to cost effectively provide subscribers with HD service on multiple televisions. It also allows TV manufacturers themselves to offer consumers an exciting connected home and HD experience.

Based on 802.11 4Tx4R Implicit Bram Forming MIMO technology, the wireless HD kit is able to perform over long distances for whole-home coverage with low latency and minimum packet loss. Equipped with a special real-time antenna diversity scheme, it effectively prevents channel fading and radio fluctuations.

It also supports robust rate selection and TDM-like Scheduled MAC for guaranteed QoS without collisions. In addition, it supports UPnP/DLNA, easy installation, and is compatible with third-party client chipset solutions.

Tim Kang, Alpha’s Chief Technical Officer, said: “Alpha Networks has the most comprehensive networking, wireless, and multimedia technologies and product portfolio in the networking ODM/OEM industry, and has long focused on digital home markets. This new wireless HD kit perfectly matches the emerging needs for HD video home networking. Alpha will bundle it with our digital home products, like HD media players and IP-STBs, to offer service providers and CE brand-name companies a complete home entertainment solution.”

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