Friday, September 12, 2014

MARUSYS, Entropic show advanced Kodi entertainment center-supported HD PVR and media player

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Entropic, a leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, announced that MARUSYS, a pioneer in embedded solutions and one of the early Internet set-top box (STB) developers, unveiled an advanced High-Definition (HD) personal video recorder (PVR) and media player based on the Kodi Entertainment Center ("Kodi" and formerly known as Xbox Media Center or XBMC) open source platform.

The new device, known as PRISMCUBE JET, will be on display at IBC (Entropic Meeting Suite G106/G017 and MARUSYS Stand 5.B09, Hall 5), which takes place in Amsterdam from September 12-16, 2014.

Building on the feature-set of its predecessor the PRISMCUBE RUBY, the PRISMCUBE JET a Free-to-Air satellite STB, offers a more compact, stackable design with Hard Disk Drive (HDD) PVR add-on capabilities. The revolutionary product seamlessly integrates Kodi with HbbTV for the European market in addition to supporting Advanced DVB.

By adding support for the Kodi open-source Media Player, consumers now have access to countless channels of online entertainment from videos and music to pictures, games and more.

To harness the power of the Kodi-based Internet content, the PRISMCUBE JET uses Entropic's EN7588 high performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) technology, which delivers advanced IP entertainment services and applications with its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor with NEON SIMD extensions, 5000 DMIPS of processing capabilities and advanced 3D graphics.

The EN7588 also integrates service provider caliber security engines and IP, enabling one chip support for multiple applications, which both simplifies OEM development and improves time to market for future deployments into a service provider's network.

Entropic's EN7588 SoC also features an innovative power management system, leveraging an integrated microcontroller to enable complete power control for all parts of the system from power optimizations to low-power standby operations.

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