Eagle Broadband Adds PVR Functionality to IP5000 Set-Top Boxes

Channel Partners

October 26, 2005

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Eagle Broadband Adds PVR Functionality to IP5000 Set-Top Boxes

Eagle Broadband Inc. (Booth 922) has added advanced, full-featured personal video recorder (PVR) functionality to the companys advanced MediaPro IP5000 set-top boxes that deliver dual-tuner, dual-streaming PVR in standard and high-definition formats for the residential IPTV market.

Eagles MediaPro IP5000 has been proven as a high-end hospitality IP set-top box platform capable of delivering standard and high-definition formats with the advanced processing needed for Internet browsing, gaming, VoD and other interactive services in the hospitality industry. The IP5000HD has been deployed at a new luxury casino in Las Vegas, the largest IP-based high-definition deployment in the industry to date. By adding PVR functionality to the IP5000, Eagle now offers service providers a complete family of IP set-top box solutions that provide a better way to compete with cable and satellite service providers on cost, as well as advanced functionality.

With the availability of our new IP3000 and IP5000 with PVR functionality, IPTV service providers now have a powerful combination of advanced features and functionality at the lowest possible cost, enabling them to offer a full range of highly competitive video services to their subscribers, says David Micek, president and CEO of Eagle Broadband. Eagle is focused on delivering turnkey IPTV solutions and these additional set-top box offerings enable us to provide service providers with the industrys only end-to-end IPTV solution set with content, infrastructure and transport all the way to the set-top box in the subscribers home.

Capable of supporting a variety of leading middleware and VoD systems, the IP5000 platform delivers advanced content system security and digital rights management needed by a wide variety of industries, such as telco, hospitality, enterprise, and government markets. Available in MPEG-2 format, the IP5000 also supports the new MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) video compression standard.

Eagle is enhancing the IP5000 platform with dual-tuner and dual stream PVR services in a standard or high-definition format for the residential IPTV market. The added PVR capability provides the functionality currently available with cable and satellite PVR or digital video recorder systems, but in an IP-based format. These features include: record, playback, fast-forward and rewind of live and scheduled programming; live broadcast pause, instant rewind and playback with slow motion; and the capability to use all of these features while recording another broadcast.

The MediaPro IP5000 platform features advanced Intel architecture graphics and memory controller with a highly integrated graphics accelerator. The architecture consists of dedicated multimedia engines executing in parallel to deliver highperformance 2-D, 3-D and motion compensation video capabilities. The IP5000 supports a VESA DDC2B compliant display interface and a digital video out port to provide NTSC and PAL broadcast standards. The proprietary hardware security features of MediaPro IP5000HD facilitate content protection throughout the system when combined with HDCP. The PVR recording storage capacity depends on the size of hard-disk, which is configurable based upon service provider requirements.

In other news, Eagle Broadband has announced the availability of the companys new MediaPro IP3000SD, a standard definition IP set-top box for the residential IPTV, hospitality and other vertical markets.

The launch of the IP3000 platform accelerates Eagles push into the residential IPTV market with the companys most cost-effective, entry-level set-top box. The IP3000 product family complements Eagles existing high-end IP5000 family of IP set-top boxes enabling the company now to deliver a full range of standard and high-definition solutions for the residential IPTV market. The IP3000 is also an ideal entry-level solution for the hospitality industry, providing a robust, compact solution for economy and mid-level hotel properties.

Available in MPEG-2 format, the IP3000 also supports the new MPEG-4 AVC video compression standard. It is available in a standard definition format as the IP3000SD.

The MediaPro IP3000SD is a cost-effective, standard definition set-top box designed to meet the needs of the residential IPTV, hospitality, enterprise and other vertical markets.

With a compact footprint and quiet, fan-less design that delivers exceptional streaming video quality, the IP3000SD supports both NTSC and PAL broadcast standards. The IP3000SD uses an advanced system-on-a-chip architecture with an integrated graphics accelerator to provide advanced functionality in a low-cost platform. The architecture has dedicated multimedia engines executing in parallel to deliver the highest performance 2D, 3D graphics and video capabilities with motion compensation for video playback. Proprietary hardware security features facilitate advanced content protection while supporting a range of leading middleware platforms, rapid development of customized applications and the fastest path to deployment.

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