Convergence India 2014: Entropic adds c.LINK broadband access products for Pay-TV market

At the Convergence India 2014, Entropic, semiconductor solutions provider, announced the launch of its c.LINK Broadband Access products for the India Pay-TV market.

Entropic said its Entropic’s c.LINK technology includes the EN3511 Network Controller (NC) and the EN3530 Client Premise Equipment (CPE). It utilizes the existing in-home/in-building coaxial infrastructure (Ethernet-over-Coax) to provide IP data without the need to add any new wires throughout the home.

Additionally, the Entropic Broadband Access solution enables Pay-TV operators in India the ability to distribute and scale their IP-based architectures on an as-needed basis; allowing for a low initial deployment cost and incremental investment only when desired.

Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic

Roger Gregory, vice president, Marketing, Entropic, said: “Our c.LINK Broadband Access solution is an ideal solution to satisfy bandwidth requirements of India-based Pay-TV operators; delivering scalable connectivity for IP-based services such as IPTV, IP VoD (video on demand), VoIP (voice over IP), and Internet access over the same coaxial network with MSO cable TV services.”

The company claims that c.LINK Broadband Access solution provides more than 270 Mbps of raw data bandwidth and more than 175 Mbps of application throughput — even when shared among 63 clients in a MDU.

Based on Entropic Broadband Access testing, the EN3511/EN3530 EoC solution runs 60-percent faster than the previous c.LINK solution (EN3011/EN3230), as it provides more than 175 Mbps of application throughput as compared to approximately 100Mbps throughput in a 64-node network, the company said.

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