LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 2010 International CES -- Broadcom Corporation (Nasdaq: BRCM), a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced support for the RVU Alliance's remote user interface (RUI) technology on its latest set-top box (STB) and digital TV (DTV) system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions. Through its support of the RVU technology, Broadcom enables multichannel television service providers to deliver their high quality content with a consistent user interface to RVU thin client devices throughout the connected home. Broadcom will demonstrate RUI technology support on its BCM7420 STB SoC solution and BCM3549 DTV SoC solution at CES 2010.
- The RVU Alliance, with founding members Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV, Samsung and Verizon, has developed a specification for full-featured, 'pixel accurate' remote user interface technology that provides an identical user experience on all RVU thin client consumer electronics (CE) devices including STBs and DTVs enabled by Broadcom® technology.
- RVU technology is expected to accelerate the availability of service provider content throughout the home, as a server-controlled and common user interface that not only allows display of service provider program guide and menu screens, but enables the rapid introduction of new features and applications that typically accompany service provider content.
- Refinements to the user experience can be deployed in the home with a single update in the RVU media server that appears on all subscribed thin client CE devices.
- The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives including the Digital Living Network Alliance(SM) (DLNA®), of which RVU Alliance founders are promoting members.
- For more information about the RVU Alliance, visit www.rvualliance.org.
- Support of RVU technology is part of Broadcom's comprehensive SoC software reference platform that includes a DLNA client, CEA-2014 client, DTCP-IP and DVB.
- Both the Broadcom BCM7420 STB SoC (for set-top box manufacturers) and the Broadcom BCM3549 DTV SoC (for TV manufacturers) are in production and shipping to customers.
Henry Derovanessian, Chairman of the RVU Alliance Board of Directors
"The RVU Alliance looks forward to Broadcom's real-world demonstration of RVU technology at CES 2010. We believe both consumers and service providers will embrace CE devices with RVU technology as they allow customers to enjoy service providers' entire entertainment experience throughout the connected home."
Dan Marotta, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Broadcom's Broadband Communications Group
"We are excited to demonstrate the next generation connected home by deploying RVU's RUI technology across multiple Broadcom connected home platforms including TVs and set-top boxes. We are committed to enabling new ways for consumers to connect, share and enjoy information and entertainment content throughout the home for an enhanced and high quality digital entertainment experience."
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