Monday, April 21, 2008

Pirelli's IPTV STBs Use Sigma Media Processors

Pirelli Broadband Solutions is using Sigma Designs' integrated SMP8634 media processor to power their line of IPTV set-top boxes, which are currently being deployed by two major European operators. Pirelli's portfolio of hybrid set-top boxes brings together IPTV and digital terrestrial TV in one multimedia platform, enabling a wide range of content bundles to be secured through a variety of conditional access system standards and digital rights management technologies. Pirelli's set-top boxes are based on Sigma's single-chip technology and support legacy and new encoding standards such as H.264 and VC-1 at both standard and high definition.