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Samsung, STMicroelectronics, Metalink unveil wireless HD IPTV set-top box















MUMBAI: Samsung Electronics; STMicroelectronics which works in the area of set-top box chips and Metalink which provides wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions have collaborated to launch a set-top box.


This supports high-definition (HD) TV quality based on 802.11n wireless IPTV standard.

 

Samsung’s SMT-H6155 is specifically designed for the delivery of HD IPTV over wireless Lan. It is equipped with an STi7109 chipset providing the HD video decoding technology from STMicroelectronics, and Metalink’s 802.11n WLANPlusÔ chipsetenabling the wireless delivery of multiple HD video streams throughout the home.


Samsung’s STB development group VP Hee-Won Park says, “Our customers have shown great demand for high-definition multimedia content via IPTV and the ability to facilitate content using Wireless Lan. We believe that Samsung‘s SMT-H6155, equipped with STMicroelectronics’ decoder and Metalink’s 802.11n chipsets, will satisfy our consumers as a top-of-the-line set-top box for HD IPTV. The SMT-H6155 will be a product that consumers can come to trust and believe in as it represents Samsung‘s highest standard for quality."

 

STMicroelectronics corporate VP, GM home entertainment group Christos Lagomichos says, “Samsung is a global leader in set-top box products and a major customer of ST. We are happy that our market leading HD decoder in cooperation with Metalink’s WLANPlus allows us to provide Samsung with the most innovative and robust solution in the market today.This platform demonstrates the capability of ST’s advanced decoders, such as the STi71xx family, which allows the set-top box to become a core multimedia appliance in the home network, for both operator and retail markets.”

 

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