Beijing Gehua Cable TV to use ST chips in its set-top boxes

Louise Duffy | 21-10-2011

Beijing Gehua Cable Television Network has chosen to deploy STMicroelectronics' integrated HD Cable Modem chip in set-top boxes to all its subscribers. The STi7141 provides integrated triple play and cable modem function, dual-tuner personal video recorder (PVR), and video-on-demand features to deliver of a low-cost, high-performance interactive service. It supports the latest HD broadcast standards including MPEG4/H.264/VC1 decoding. The DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 2.0 cable modem enables an always-on internet connection and supports IP-based interactive TV and internet telephone services. The STi7141 has a built-in Ethernet and also supports DOCSIS 3.0 channel bonding, to enable high-speed broadband download, as well as HDMI and USB.

Laurent Remont, general manager of the Connected Home Division, Home Entertainment and Displays Group at STMicroelectronics, said: "The high-end capabilities, unprecedented integration and compliance with standards of the STi7141 will deliver to consumers in China an exceptional communication, entertainment and information experience.

"Gehua's evaluation and selection process was extremely rigorous and the success of the STi7141 in passing these tests validates our efforts to deliver the industry's best technology for set-top boxes."