Alpha Networks Showcases New Generation IP-STB with Pre-integration of Leading IPTV Solutions

Alpha Networks Showcases New Generation IP-STB with Pre-integration of Leading IPTV Solutions

Hannover, Germany, March 02, 2009 - Alpha Networks Inc. (TAIEX: 3380), a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, presents its new generation IP-STB featuring a software customizable platform to meets the needs of value added resellers and telcos.

As broadband penetration fuels growth in IPTV, telcos/MSOs/carriers are expecting to have a total solution STB that can enable them to deliver multiple entertainment services and HD content to consumers. Alpha’s IP-STB is tailored to fulfill such needs. Leveraging partnerships with IPTV technology providers, Alpha’s IP-STB is pre-integration with a selection of leading middlewares, CA and DRM systems, VOD servers, and embedded browsers that offer great flexibility for custom designs. In addition, Alpha’s IP-STB is built with in-house DLNA 1.5 software stack and it is extendable to support hybrid DVB-T/S/C STB.

By using a powerful dual-core SoC hardware platform, Alpha’s IP-STB supports high performance 64-bit DDRII memory and extensive video/audio decoding capability, including HD/SD H.264/AVC, HD/SD AVS, VC-1, HD/SD MPEG-2, DivX3/4/5/6, AAC, Dolby, MP3, WMA, and more. Connection to HDTV via HDMI 1.3 for up to 1080i resolution is provided as well as support for Mosaic Mode. For connectivity interfaces,Alpha’s IP-STB is equipped with dual SATA-2 ports, dual USB connectors, an eSATA connector, and an SD card reader.

“Interactive services and high definition multimedia entertainment that consumers have long desired boost the expansion of the video-on-demand and IPTV markets. Alpha has decades of experience in networking technology, and thereby is well-positioned to accelerate growth by delivering cost-optimal solutions with customizable software design and rich multimedia formats support that can enable telcos to broaden their value-added service offerings,” said Mr. Tim Kang, the CTO of Alpha Networks.

To see a live demonstration, please visit Alpha Networks at CeBIT, Booth D47/1 Hall 13.

About Alpha Networks

Alpha Networks, Inc., a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, is a premier partner of brand name networking companies, telecommunications firms, and service providers from around the world. Its diverse portfolio of off-the-shelf and custom solutions leverage the full potential of current and emerging technologies, including: LAN/WAN/MAN, xDSL/PON, VoIP, Wireless/WiMAX, Digital Home, and IP surveillance. Headquartered in Taiwan’s Hsinchu Science-Based Industrial Park, Alpha Networks’ global presence includes over 6,000 employees in five R&D centers.

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