ALi Corporation, a STB solution provider, has announced that M3715, a high definition DVB-C system-on-chip STB solution equipped with advanced security, is to be exhibited at ALi’s booth C12, Hall 18 at Convergence India 2014, South Asia’s largest ICT exposition, taking place on January 21-23, 2014 in New Delhi.
Providing robust protection on content distribution, M3715 features the latest generation of ALi Security Engine 3.0 and has received certifications from major conditional access system vendors. System-in-package(SIP) versions of M3715 with embedded NOR flash memory are also available to boost security level and reduce PCB size, thereby satisfying pay-TV market’s requirements for not only secure conditional access but also cost-effectiveness.
The highly integrated SOC includes a video decoder supporting high definition H.264/MPEG2 formats, a DVB-C demodulator supporting Annex A, B, and C, as well as various interfaces including HDMI, USB 2.0, Ethernet MAC, and TS-in. Dual operating systems are supported on the M3715 platform, including ALi RTOS, with low memory footprint suitable for developing zapper solutions, and Linux, ideal for developing extended applications and hybrid STB total solutions.
In addition, M3715 supports DVB>IP multi-screen video sharing technology, which receives DVB broadcast content and redistributes over the home network for simultaneous enjoyment in any room in the whole home. Users will be able to enjoy broadcasting programs of their choices in different rooms.
Tony Chang, General Manager of ALi’s International Business Unit, comments, “Although in mature markets, digitization is complete or nearly finished, the gradual migration to HD is continuing, with 2014 expected to be the first year when more than 50 percent of pay-TV set-top boxes shipped globally can support HD, according to IHS. High growth emerging markets such as India, Asian Pacific, and Latin America will especially propel demand in the years to come.” “ALi’s advanced security HD solution, M3715, leverages mature hardware, software, and security expertise to provide consumers access to high quality entertainment with operators and content owners’ confidence. It is an ideal complement to ALi’s well-known SD solutions already massively adopted by Indian MSOs who are now looking at deploying more HD solutions without compromising on flexibility in offering zapper boxes or enhanced value added services for hybrid solutions, which are in high demand by several markets around the world. M3715 is also a natural complement to ALi’s Satellite and Terrestrial HD solutions,” adds Tony Chang.