Zenverge powers SiliconDust next gen gateways

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
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Advanced HDHomeRun® Plus Boxes Incorporate ZN200 SoC, Allowing HDTV Viewing on All Connected Screens

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, announced today that SiliconDust, innovators of next generation TV tuners, has incorporated Zenverge’s ZN200 system-on-a-chip (SoC) into their latest HDHomeRun and Simple.TV Branded Network Attached TV tuner products, the HDTC and STV2 series. Available in ATSC/DVB-T DVB-T2, ISDB-T, QAM/DVB-C and CableCard versions, these advanced HDHomeRun products enable viewers worldwide to watch and record digital and HD television from any IP device within the home network, including computers, smart phones, tablets, game consoles, smart TVs and more. Features will also include remote stream access from mobile devices outside the home network.

The ZN200 is the world’s most advanced quad stream content networking SoC that enables features such as streaming live HD video to four smart devices over WiFi and downloading DVR content to these devices at up to four times faster than real-time.

SiliconDust’s innovative HDHomeRun network design connects TV tuners to the home router allowing access anywhere in the home.

“We are pleased to add the latest SiliconDust products to our ever-growing list of media gateways around the world, enabling our vision of advanced content networking and convergence in the home,” said Zenverge’s EVP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development, Raghu Rao.

SiliconDust CEO Theodore Head commented, “Our New Transcode line of HDHomeRun tuner products implements the DLNA DMS Tuner Profile with industry-leading content networking technology from Zenverge, so that now anyone worldwide can have live TV access on any screen in the home.”

The HDTC-2US devices are shipping now in the US and include two new models for North America, including the HDHomeRun and Simple.TV brands. New devices including DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C Unencrypted Support are planned for Europe, UK, South East Asia, Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia under both the HDHomeRun and Simple.TV brand names. Additionally we will see ISDB-T devices introduced in the South American markets in the future.