Ceton Announces Development of Next-Generation Cable TV Card for PCs Running Windows Media Center
Center Blog) LAS VEGAS, NV --
01/08/09 -- Ceton Corp., a Seattle-area technology company, today announced
the development of the next-generation Ceton cable TV card for Windows Media
Center-enabled PCs. PCs incorporating the Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card
will be able to natively support high-definition pay TV including premium cable
TV channels, without the need for a separate cable set-top box, including
playing or recording up to six simultaneous high-definition TV channels using a
single multi-stream CableCARD(TM) and single RF connection.
The Ceton solution also enables standard- and
high-definition cable programming to be securely distributed from a Media
Center PC to multiple TVs throughout the home via Media Center Extenders while
preserving the encryption and digital rights of the content. The Ceton
Multi-Channel Cable TV Card was developed using Microsoft Corp.'s broadcast TV
platform capabilities in Windows Media Center and conforms to the CableLabs®
OpenCable(TM) OCUR and DRI specifications.
"PCs running Windows Media Center are a great platform
for enabling a wide variety of really useful whole-home entertainment
options," said Gary Hammer, president and CEO of Ceton Corp. "The
Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card for Windows Media Center-enabled PCs not only
brings pay TV functionality of the set-top box inside the PC in an
easy-to-set-up and very cost-effective way but it also enables unique
capabilities such as whole-home distribution of premium HD TV content with up
to six tuner support with a single multi-stream CableCARD."
"Microsoft is pleased to see Ceton deliver this new
hardware solution built on the robust capabilities of Windows Media Center and
its broadcast TV platform," said Geoff Robertson, General Manager of
Windows Media Center for Microsoft. "Ceton's digital cable tuner will
bring multi-stream pay TV services to Windows Media Center-enabled PCs and
multiple connected Media Center Extenders."
The Ceton Multi-Channel Cable TV Card for Windows Media
Center-enabled PCs is expected to be available bundled with Windows Media
Center-enabled PCs from leading manufacturers in 2009.
Ceton Corporation is a Seattle-area technology company that
is developing the next-generation of in-home digital entertainment and
communication solutions. Combining stellar hardware and software engineering
capabilities with market-making, patent-pending technology, Ceton aims to help
unlock the potential of the digital home to unleash a new generation of in-home
connected entertainment and communication services for PC and device makers,
software developers and consumers. More information about Ceton and its
solutions is available at http://www.cetoncorp.com.