Broadcom Set to Take Set-Tops Wireless

Broadcom's BCM4717V wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has completed the Microsoft Mediaroom wireless client integration inside an HD set-top box. When coupled with Broadcom's BCM7405 set-top box SoC, the BCM4717V-based module enables OEMs to build IPTV so...

Broadcom's BCM4717V wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution has completed the Microsoft Mediaroom wireless client integration inside an HD set-top box. When coupled with Broadcom's BCM7405 set-top box SoC, the BCM4717V-based module enables OEMs to build IPTV solutions that connect to the service wirelessly, rather than via a wired network (such as MoCA, HPNA or Ethernet), to yield faster and less expensive installation.

Broadcom worked with Cisco to integrate the BCM4717V with Mediaroom into the ISB7005 IP set-top box and VEN401 Access Point. Functionally, Broadcom says, the wireless set-top is indistinguishable from a traditionally wired set-top, offering the same QoS, but adds distribution of HD video, whole-home DVR, and content sharing across multiple screens/devices via WiFi.
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