Las Vegas, Nevada, January 06, 2009 - Alpha Networks Inc. (TAIEX: 3380), a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, presents its new generation IP-STB AST-1105 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 contents to consumers. AST-1105 is tailored to fulfill such needs. Leveraging partnerships with IPTV technology providers, AST-1105 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, AST-1105 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, AST-1105 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, AST-1105 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 Networks 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 format 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 of the AST-1105 IP-STB at 2009 International CES, please visit Alpha Networks at booth #60000, Las Vegas Hilton.
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.
For more information about Alpha Networks, please visit http://www.alphanetworks.com.