Celeno hooks up Texas Instruments for wireless distribution
Celeno Communications is bringing its wireless capabilities to Texas Instruments for use in cable modem gateways.
Celeno said its CL1300 Wi?Fi chip is now interoperable with Texas Instruments’ (TI) Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0 products. The combined platform will allow cable to address next-generation cable IPTV whole-home distribution requirements and multi-room DVR use cases with wireless HD home networking.
Celeno said cable operators can benefit from the advantages of HD Wi-Fi, such as: flexibility to address set-top boxes in rooms without coaxial cable, video distribution to devices beyond set-top boxes – including portable devices and personal computers – and reduction of installation expenditures.
A DOCSIS 3.0 transport gateway manages the conversion of legacy MPEG-2 streams to IP, in addition to handling next-generation IPTV streams. When deployed with a hard drive, it can support multi-room DVR service and share stored content throughout the home network.
This delivery system uses Celeno's wireless HD technology to stream video content throughout the home to multiple tuner-less, thin IP set-top boxes, laptops and portable media devices for place, time and device-shifting use cases.
“We expect worldwide wideband cable subscribers to reach 22.5 million by close of year 2013. There’s no question that DOCSIS 3.0 is a key strategic driver for MSOs around the world,” said Jeff Heynen, directing analyst at Infonetics Research. “Marrying its capabilities with robust Wi-Fi technology for HD video distribution will allow MSOs to deliver video streams to portable devices, as well as cost-effectively deploy IPTV services in those homes and rooms lacking coax infrastructure.”