Entone reports robust STB sales
February 5, 2014 09.37 Europe/London By Robert Briel
Entone_MoCAproductsEntone has posted record set-top box (STB) sales with nearly 40% year-on-year unit growth in 2013.
Entone said its growth “defies years of predictions that the STB will be replaced by other IP-connected devices such as smart TVs, tablets, and IP streamers.”
“The robust nature of STB sales is a contrary industry development,” said Steve McKay, CEO of Entone.
“Entone’s R&D focus is on software that provides an evolutionary path to Cloud TV services with less reliance on operator-provisioned set-top boxes. The irony is that as operators start migrating to an all-IP platform, we are selling more set-top boxes than ever in the process.”
Entone said results have been spurred by continued growth in the US and international expansion, particularly in Europe and Latin America. The company has also entered the US CATV market with its multi-tuner Magi Hybrid Media Gateway that transcodes and distributes Pay TV services to CE devices within the home, supporting a “bring your own device” (BYOD) world beneficial to operators and consumers alike.
In 2013 alone, Entone added over twenty-five (25) new service operators to its customer portfolio, including Bermuda CableVision, Brandenburg Telephone, Caiway, Canadian Valley Telephone, SkyMedia, Volia, and WestStar.
Entone also announced integration partnerships with global technology leaders LG and TiVo.