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Home Networking Gets Easier With the Asheridge / Teleste echoBox Wi-Fi Adapter Powered by Entropic's Leading MoCA Technology

(January 28, 2014)

LONDON and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Asheridge Communications, a member of the international Teleste Group specializing in broadband video and data communication systems and services, has followed up on the success of their first MoCA® (Multimedia over Coax Alliance)-based network adapter, the echoBox, by introducing the new echoBox Wi-Fi home networking hub. The new device integrates MoCA technology from Entropic (Nasdaq:ENTR), a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home, to seamlessly connect all devices in the home over MoCA, the most reliable home entertainment networking standard. The echoBox Wi-Fi will be on display next week at the Integrated Systems Europe 2014 Show in Amsterdam at the RAI Convention Center, February 4-6, 2014, at the Asheridge / Teleste stand (5-S112).



The echoBox Wi-Fi combines multiple home networking connections – Wi-Fi, Ethernet and MoCA – into its slim design as well as adds a four-port Ethernet hub and Wi-Fi hotspot to the standard single port MoCA adapter. As a media hub offering Wi-Fi extension, consumers can connect all of their devices into one area; get a local hotspot for maximum performance from tablets and mobile devices; extend the range of the Wi-Fi network throughout the home and give wired Ethernet connectivity to laptops, printers and the NAS drive for home media streaming. By leveraging the power of Entropic's MoCA technology, the echoBox Wi-Fi can ensure a stable home networking backbone for seamless whole-home content distribution – no matter how many people are connected to the home network, or what each device is doing on the network.



"The strength of Entropic's MoCA technology trumps that of competitive technologies; offering tremendous benefits for any type of home network installation," said Jason Dando, product manager at Teleste. "Our new Entropic-based echoBox Wi-Fi adapter gives rise to a new type of device, where we no longer need a direct connection between the main router / modem and the MoCA network because our new adapter can even make a wireless bridge between the two systems."


"Asheridge / Teleste continues to innovate when it comes to making home networking easy," said Al Servati, vice president, Marketing, Entropic. "Our MoCA technology embedded in the new echoBox Wi-Fi adapter enables consumers to finally create a true and uninterrupted whole-home network to access all of their high-quality multimedia content stored inside the home and in the cloud. This unique product also allows for consumers to connect their new games consoles, such as the PS4 and Xbox One, to the cloud using a wired coax backbone."




Simple Plug-and Play Set-Up



The echoBox Wi-Fi adapter uses a simple plug-and-play connection to a standard Ethernet router and the in-home coax network. It enables two or more units, with a maximum of 16 devices, to be connected on the same coax network. Setting up the Wi-Fi is also easy as consumers simply connect the device into the existing router with the supplied Ethernet cable, configure the device by typing the default address into a web browser on the consumer's laptop or tablet and follow the onscreen wizard.



Availability



The echoBox Wi-Fi adapter is currently available from Asheridge / Teleste.



About Teleste



Teleste is an international technology company that develops and offers video and broadband technologies and related services. Our core business is video - image and data processing, transfer and management. Our business is divided into two divisions, which are Video and Broadband Solutions and Network Services. In both areas, we rank among the world's leading companies and technological forerunners. In 2012, Teleste's net sales totaled EUR 194 million, and the company employed more than 1,300 people. Headquartered in Finland, Teleste runs a worldwide network of offices. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. For more information, please visit www.teleste.com and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.



About Entropic



Entropic™ (Nasdaq:ENTR) is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional HDTV broadcast and IP-based streaming video content is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic's next-generation Set-top Box (STB) System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Connectivity solutions enable Pay-TV operators to offer consumers more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by transforming the way digital entertainment is delivered, connected and consumed – in the home and on the go. For more information, please visit Entropic at: www.entropic.com, read our blog Entropic Topics, or get social with us at @Entropic_News, or on Facebook, Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn.



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Forward Looking Statements:



Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding Entropic's MoCA technologies, their related prospects and their role in the future of connected home entertainment. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Entropic's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition, risks associated with Entropic's dependence on a limited number of customers and suppliers, technology risks, the risk that the market for HD video and multimedia content delivery solutions may not develop as Entropic anticipates and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of Entropic's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Entropic is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.



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CONTACT: Entropic Investor Contact:
Debra Hart
+1 858-768-3852
debra.hart@entropic.com

Entropic Media/Industry Analyst Contact:
Chris Fallon
+1 858-768-3827
chris.fallon@entropic.com



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