Dune HD and Sigma Designs Create a Novel 4K Hybrid Media Player and IoT Hub
Advanced Media Processor and Z-Wave Smart Home Controller Enable a Feature-Rich Solution
FREMONT, CA–(Marketwired – April 07, 2016) – Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Smart home IoT and IP-based set-top-boxes (STBs), announced that Dune HD has selected Sigma Designs’ SMP8758 and Z-Wave® technology for its new hybrid media player, SOLO 4K. Together, the two companies are addressing the full spectrum of market opportunities for the next generation of video, connected media services and smart home control.
Dune’s SOLO 4K is based on Sigma’s SMP8758 processor — an advanced processor by Sigma Designs with 4K Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) video support. The new ARM-based media processor is four times more powerful than processors used in previous Dune HD media player models, with support for:
- Playback of various audio and video content including 4KTV, up-scaled HD, HEVC format, 3D video, and 10-bit color
- High-end audio formats with high resolution up to 24-bit / 192 KHz
- IPTV and VOD content and digital TV channels from a variety of sources including USB storage devices, SATA HDD, local network, Internet
- Professional-grade “VXP” video processor for the very best picture quality
The Z-Wave Controller function is based on Sigma Designs’ ZM5304 Z-Wave module and Z-Wave Controller software stack. It supports control of the over 1500 interoperable Z-Wave devices in the market today, provides carrier-class installation and diagnostics tools, and has a complement of home automation features (including scripting).
“Sigma Designs is known for best performance at an affordable price point, a key factor in our decision regarding our chipset supplier for our home media products,” said Konstantin Dyshlevoy, president & CEO of Dune HD. “Additionally, Sigma products support a wide range of market trend requirements, from Ultra HD to Smart home control, making them the ideal one-stop partner for this ground-breaking project.”
“We are excited to be partnering with Dune on this unique product which leverages two of Sigma’s major technologies: Z-Wave for smart home and 4k media processing,” said Nadav Katsir vice-president Sigma Designs. “Dune’s Solo 4K represents the next generation of home entertainment and we are pleased to be part of this early vanguard.”
About Dune HD
Dune HD is a global leader in high-definition media players and connected boxes for consumers and operators. Over the past five years, Dune HD has received more awards than any other company in the category for universal media players. Dune HD products support a wide number of digital formats, from Internet-based digital streaming and download to disc-based formats such as 3D, Blu-ray and DVD, along with supporting IPTV, VOD and OTT. Designed by world-class engineers, Dune HD media players are enjoyed by more than a million consumers in more than 60 countries. Learn more at www.dune-hd.com.
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About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading IPTV set-top boxes, DTV, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems, and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.
Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated features and benefits of Sigma’s SMP products and Z-Wave solutions with respect to the above mentioned project. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, consumer acceptance of the products provided through this engagement, our ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for our products in our target markets, including the set-top-box and 4K market, the ability of our SoCs to compete with other technologies or products in these markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Sigma’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward- looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. We undertakes no obligation to publically release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.