Simple.TV Partners with Silicondust for Next-gen Hardware and Expansion into Europe
New Devices Set to Ship in US in Late 2013; to European Markets in Early 2014
IFA-Berlin, Germany – September 5, 2013
– Simple.TV today announced a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Silicondust USA Inc. to build and distribute their next generation streaming DVR device and bring broadcast, over-the-air (OTA) television to connected devices everywhere. The two companies also announced plans for international distribution into Europe.
The award-winning Simple.TV experience bridges the gap between over-the-top streaming video and broadcast TV by making live and recorded broadcast programming available on any connected device. Leveraging Silicondust’s proven hardware design, and powered by Zenverge’s ZN 200 chipset and TransAll™ transcoding engine, the collaboration will deliver the ideal platform for powering the next generation OTA and OTT digital media experience. The partnership between Simple.TV and Silicondust will also speed time to market for new capabilities, features, and services for Simple.TV’s “TV everywhere” service, and will provide support for international broadcast standards such as DVB-T2, DVB-C, DVB-S2, and ISDB-T. The new device will be available in the United States in late 2013; international markets will be introduced in early 2014.
Also at IFA, Simple.TV offered an early look at its Version 2.0 user experience featuring personalized content discovery and varied playback experiences powered by Simple.TV’s cloud services. The Version 2.0 platform will significantly accelerate new feature and performance updates as well as deliver new mobile experiences on iOS, Android, Roku, and HTML-5 for all existing Simple.TV users.
“We’re extremely pleased to be partnering with Silicondust, the leaders in networked TV tuners,”
said Mark Ely, CEO of Simple.TV. “Their exceptional hardware design, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities are a perfect match with our TV everywhere services and applications. Together, we will deliver an exceptional streaming DVR solution for consumers who are looking to combine the best of broadcast content with OTT streaming.”
“Our collaboration with Simple.TV will help further our reach into the over-the-top streaming TV space,”
said Theodore Head, CEO, Silicondust. “Simple TV’s innovative cloud DVR platform and applications for TV everywhere is an ideal complement to our HDHomeRun devices that currently stream content within the home network to many smart, connected devices such as Smart TVs, Game Consoles, and mobile devices. Simple.TV takes these streams beyond the home.”
Founded in 2011 by veterans of the digital media business, Simple.TV is backed by Accanto Partners and New World Ventures. Simple.TV is on a mission to bring great broadcast television to connected devices everywhere. For more information about Simple.TV, visit www.simple.tv
Silicondust USA, Inc. announces DLNA Live TV Digital Media Server (DMS)
Project:Connect , Phase 1 – Access
Pleasanton, CA – December 4, 2012 – Silicondust USA, Inc.,
innovators of the HDHomeRun® network attached TV tuners, today announced the first DLNA Certified® live TV Digital Media Server (DMS). As phase one of Project:Connect, SiliconDust’s live TV DMS brings premium cable TV to DLNA Certified® and UPnP devices in the home.
“HDHomeRun Project:Connect targets live TV access on every screen in the home,”
said Theodore Head, President and CEO of Silicondust USA. “Our interoperability roadmap includes leading Smart TV’s, Network Connected Media Devices, Game Consoles, Smart Phones, and Tablets including iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile.”
The phase 1 release will be available to new and existing HDHomeRun® Prime customers later this month via the HDHomeRun website. After installing the upgrade owners can browse the channel list and play live TV on MPEG2-capable Digital Media Player (DMP) and Digital Media Renderer (DMR) devices. Protected channels are supported on DTCP-IP capable devices such as the Sony Play Station 3.
“We are heading into an exciting TV technology year which will see TV access on a wide range of screens and form-factors”
said Nick Kelsey, CTO of Silicondust USA Inc. “We are expanding our product line and will be announcing a number of live TV apps at CES”
New and existing HDHomeRun® Prime users can sign up for announcement information: http://www.silicondust.com/ext/mailinglist
. Customers can submit feedback and connect with the HDHomeRun® community via the Project:Connect forum: http://www.silicondust.com/ext/forum
; on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hdhomerun
; or via Twitter: https://twitter.com/HDHomeRun_US
About Silicondust USA, Inc.
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce revolutionary designs that enable TV viewing from all displays on a home or office network. Silicondust works with OEM companies to integrate IP into custom solutions. For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com
Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers (PC), consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the sharing of media through wired or wireless networks. More than 200 multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA, committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision. DLNA’s Promoter Members include: ACCESS, AT&T, AwoX, Broadcom, CableLabs, Cisco, Comcast, DIRECTV, DTS, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, HP, Huawei, Intel, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, PROMISE Technology, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Technicolor and Verizon. Additional information about the Alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org
Silicondust USA Inc. was named as CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Award Honoree
New York, New York, November 8, 2011
– Silicondust USA, Inc.
today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for HDHomeRun PRIME
. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 product categories.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards
are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. The Best of Innovations honor is awarded to the products with the highest judges’ scores and will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase at the 2012 International CES.
Silicondust USA, Inc’s HDHomeRun PRIME
will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Honorees will also be displayed at CES Unveiled: the Official Press Event of the International CES from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in the Venetian Ballroom of the Venetian.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
• Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
• Aesthetic and design qualities
• The product’s intended use/function and user value
• Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
• How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as an Innovations honoree reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs. Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations
, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
SiliconDust Picks MaxLinear MxL241SF for HDHomeRun® PRIME™ Next-Gen Cable TV System
SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun® PRIME™ achieves CableLabs® OpenCable™ Certification and streams HDTV to computers on a home network; MxL241SF MPEG Tuner delivers performance, small size and low power
Carlsbad, Calif. – May 9, 2011
– MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of integrated radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for broadband communication applications, today announced that SiliconDust has selected the company’s MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its three-tuner HDHomeRun® PRIME™ next-generation HD cable TV system. The recently announced HDHomeRun PRIME has achieved CableLabs® certification for OpenCable™ devices.
MaxLinear’s MxL241SF is an “MPEG tuner” that combines a TV tuner and demodulator, providing a complete and cost-effective TV tuner solution for SiliconDust’s multi-tuner HDHomeRun PRIME, which enables viewers to watch and record digital and HD television from computers within their wired or wireless home network.
The innovative HDHomeRun PRIME design connects TV tuners to a home router allowing access to cable TV programming from computers. You can watch or record Live HDTV from your bedroom, kitchen, garage, or backyard over your home network.
“Today’s consumers have seemingly limitless programming options and HDHomeRun® PRIME™ allows families to watch what they want, on computers from anywhere within the home network,” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of SiliconDust USA, Inc. “MaxLinear’s MxL241SF has been an integral player in our ability to deliver this innovative solution in a form factor and at the price that is appealing to our customers.”
“The television ‘set’ is evolving to be any device that has a screen, but component size and power requirements can be a hurdle for the systems vendors moving into this space,” said Kishore Seendripu, MaxLinear President and CEO. “MaxLinear developed the MxL241SF with these requirements in mind and we are excited at the opportunity to work with SiliconDust as it leads the way in PC television.”
MaxLinear’s MxL241SF single-die integrated tuner and QAM demodulator IC is packaged in a compact 6mm x 6mm 40-pin QFN and consumes only 450mW of power, and provides HD-quality tuner performance. With three-times lower power consumption and three-times smaller size than comparable tuner + QAM demodulator solutions, the MxL241SF greatly reduces the printed circuit board size and heat dissipation needs of cable customer-premises equipment.
The device tunes to 256 and 64 QAM channels up to 1GHz and provides standard MPEG transport stream output for DOCSIS and video applications while meeting the high performance, low power and small form factor requirements for developing next-generation, multi-tuner cable video gateways and advanced set-top boxes (STBs).
About MaxLinear, Inc.
MaxLinear, Inc. is a leading provider of radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions for broadband communication applications. MaxLinear is located in Carlsbad, California, and its address on the Internet is www.maxlinear.com.
MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.
Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance or trends and opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to SiliconDust’s selection of MaxLinear’s MxL241SF cable TV tuners for its four-tuner HDHomeRun® PRIME™ next-generation HD cable TV system. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. MaxLinear cannot predict its future rates of revenue growth, if any, including the extent to which Silicon Dust’s selection of MaxLinear’s products may affect future revenues. MaxLinear’s business, revenues, and operating results are and will be subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including (among others) uncertainties concerning how end user markets for its products will develop; its dependence on a limited number of customers for a substantial portion of revenues; its ability to continue to develop and introduce new and enhanced products on a timely basis; and potential decreases in average selling prices for its products. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties identified in the Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC in February 2011 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC in April 2011.
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SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 Named Product of The Year
April 18, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
– LaptopTVTuners.info announces their 2011 product of the year winner – The SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 networked dual tuner. Every year LaptopTVTuners.info recognizes the product that best lets consumers watch TV on their computers. The SiliconDust HDHR3 is the latest version of their award winning line of high definition tuners. LaptopTVTuners.info has a complete SiliconDust HD Homerun review on their website.
According to James Beyer, Founder of LaptopTVTuners.info, “The SiliconDust HD Homerun HDHR3 represents a monumental leap in how and where consumers watch television. The HD Homerun’s ability to let you watch TV on any computer or network enabled device in your home without the need for cables or set top boxes provides a sample of the future of TV. And the price is fantastic.”
The SiliconDust HD Homerun
lets consumers stream live or recorded HDTV over a wireless or wired network in their home. Any networked enabled device, including desktop and laptop computers, network enabled TV’s or televisions connected to a Media Center extender such as an Xbox 360 and Apple iPhones and iPads can watch live or recorded TV using the HD Homerun. The HD Homerun offers much greater flexibility than a traditional USB TV tuner which can only be used on one comptuer at a time.
When used with Digital Video Recorder (DVR) software such as Windows Media Center (a free program included with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7), the HD Homerun turns your computer into a DVR with the ability to pause and rewind live TV and to record shows, including scheduling future recordings. The HD Homerun records shows to a computer hard drive. Recording shows on a computer offers many advantages over traditional DVR’s such as the ability to edit the shows, burn them to a DVR and download them to a laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch so they can be watched anywhere.
The SiliconDust HD Homerun has dual tuners meaning you can record two shows at the same time or watch one channel live while recording another channel. The HD Homerun is fully HD compatible up to 1080i and works with over the air signals as well as unencrypted (Clear QAM) cable signals (non premium channels).
The HD Homerun features superb picture quality and lightning fast tuning between channels and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. With consumers increasingly looking for ways to reduce their cable bills, the SiliconDust HDHR3 eliminates the need to rent a DVR and pay the monthly channel guide fee.
is a website focused on technologies, products and services to help consumers watch and record TV on a computer. It offers reviews of tuners, tips to help people choose the best tuner, where to purchase a tuner, determining which channels and stations are available in an area.
Press Release – September 10th, 2010
Silicondust USA, Inc. and Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. announce alliance for PC based CableCARD™ conditional access digital TV tuners
Hauppauge to introduce an affordable USB attached, premium cable TV tuner for PCs and notebooks through its U.S. retail sales channel
Livermore, CA & Hauppauge, NY – Sept. 10, 2010 – Silicondust USA, Inc., based in Livermore, CA, today announced an alliance with Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. to introduce a USB-connected Digital TV Tuner product for use with CableCARD™ conditional access. This product leverages Silicondust’s design and technology to offer a new addition to Hauppauge’s line of TV tuner products.
This introduction adds native support for premium cable TV to the Hauppauge line of WinTV® tuners. The new TV tuner is USB connected and will work with notebook and netbook computers, in addition to standard desktop PCs.
Concurrently Silicondust will be introducing HDHomeRun® PRIME™ an Ethernet attached TV tuner product with CableCARD conditional access. HDHomeRun PRIME enables premium cable TV to be accessed across the network from any computer in the home.
The Hauppauge USB and Silicondust Ethernet attached products introduce affordable solutions in the cable TV tuner market for PCs. Both devices support M-Card™ conditional access and conform to the OpenCable™, OCUR and DRI specifications. Both devices support Switched Digital Video (SDV) in conjunction with a cable-provider-supplied tuning adapter / resolver. The products are designed for use with PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 7 and Windows Media Center.
The Hauppauge USB and Silicondust HDHomeRun PRIME products will support high-definition and other digital cable TV, including premium cable channels, direct to the computer.
Silicondust’s HDHomeRun PRIME product builds on the success of their original HDHomeRun® Network Attached ATSC / QAM Dual Tuner which enables customers to stream digital broadcast video across the home network, without being tethered to one computer in one location in the home.
“Silicondust is enthusiastic about this alliance with Hauppauge, a leading name in the computer tuner market for many years.” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicondust USA, Inc. “This allows retail options for both consumers and retailers alike, creating greater awareness of the market and expanding the number of choices available to fit differing needs.”
“Silicondust’s experience with digital cable access systems combined with Hauppauge’s strong computer TV tuner sales will produce a successful launch of this innovative product.” said Ken Plotkin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. said, “Moving forward, we believe affordable CableCARD conditional access TV products will increase the use of Windows Media Center as a full functional digital video recorder for the home.”
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV products for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce innovative products that enable TV viewing from all computers on a home or office network. Silicondust works with OEM companies to integrate Digital TV into custom solutions.
For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com
Hauppauge Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAUP) is a leading developer and manufacturer of digital TV and data broadcast receiver products for personal computer. Through its Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. and Hauppauge Digital Europe Subsidiaries, the Company designs and develops digital video boards for TV-in-a-window, digital video editing and video conferencing. The Company is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York, with administrative offices in New York, Singapore, Taiwan, Ireland and Luxembourg and
sales offices in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Singapore and California.
For more information about Hauppauge Computer Works and products visit www.hauppauge.com
HDHomeRun is a registered trademark of Silicondust USA, Inc., HDHomeRun PRIME and Silicondust are trademarks of Silicondust USA, Inc. Hauppauge and WinTV are registered trademarks of Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. CableCARD, M-Card and OpenCable are trademarks of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
Press Release – January 7th, 2010
Silicondust USA, Inc. announces First Network Attached Dual Digital Tuner with M-CARD Support
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan. 7, 2010 – Silicondust USA, INC., based in Livermore, CA, today announced the development of their latest addition to the HDHomeRun® product line, by adding the First Network Attached TV tuner with M-CARD Support, for PCs with Windows7 Windows Media Center. Computer network environments incorporating the lastest HDHomeRun® will be able to support high-definition and other digital TV including premium cable channels, eliminating the need for a cable set-top box.
Silicondust’s newest HDHomeRun® builds on the success of their original Network Attached ATSC / QAM Dual Tuner which allows HDHomeRun® customers to stream digital broadcast video across the home network, without being tethered to one computer, in one location in the home.
The device will have dual digital cable tuners, a single RF input and ethernet connectivity allowing PCs with Windows7 Windows Media Center access to watch or record digital TV, including premium channels. It will be introduced to the consumer market beginning at $249 and will support Switch Digital Video (SDV) in conjunction with a cable providers tuning adapter.
The latest addition to the HDHomeRun® family conforms to the OpenCable™ OCUR and DRI specifications.
“Silicondust is excited to introduce a Network Attached solution for encrypted cable content to the consumer market,” said Theodore Head, President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicondust USA, Inc. “this allows our customers the freedom to access TV from any Windows7 Windows Media Center PC in their home.”
About Silicondust USA, INC.
Silicondust USA, Inc. is a San Francisco Bay Area based technology company that develops computer network attached digital TV devices for consumer and commercial solutions. With detailed knowledge of network platforms and extensive hardware and software engineering, Silicondust continues to introduce revolutionary tuner designs that enable freedom of TV viewing from all computers on a home or office network.
For more information about Silicondust USA, Inc and HDHomeRun® products and solutions visit www.hdhomerun.com.
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HDHomeRun is a registered trademark of Silicondust USA, Inc.