ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX CEDEX, FRANCE – February 21, 2012 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) announces it is supporting the delivery of high-quality video over wireless within the home, thanks to the integration of Quantenna Communications' Wi-Fi 5GHz 4x4 MIMO technology into its next generation set top boxes and access gateways. They will provide users with exceptional viewing comfort for all HD video content in the home - wirelessly, without interruption and on all screens simultaneously.
Technicolor plans to incorporate Quantenna technology into its new VDSL home gateways, a dedicated Wi-Fi access point, HD DVRs and Media Servers, as well as within Technicolor's all-in-one Media Gateway platform.
Equipped with this technology, Technicolor's new products will eliminate the interruptions or quality degradations that can occur during HD video playback by greatly reducing the data losses that can take place with less sophisticated techniques. Tests conducted by Technicolor have shown that the Quantenna solution offers IP packet losses of less than one in 100 million. The result is a level of reliability and performance providing multi-device viewing that fully satisfies the expectations of consumers who are connected with multiple home devices.
“The choice of this state-of-the-art technology demonstrates once again the company's commitment to digital distribution in all forms,” said Pascal Portelli, Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy and Portfolio Management of Technicolor Connected Home Division. “We are dedicated to delivering the best possible quality, with respect to video content and help our clients offer a constantly enhanced viewing experience to their customers. Our expertise in system and antenna designs perfectly complements Quantenna's know-how to bring best-in-class solutions to market.”
“Quantenna is pleased to partner with technology leader Technicolor, who shares a similar vision to deliver exciting new HD multimedia experiences for consumers in homes,” said Lionel Bonnot, Vice President, Sales and Business Development with Quantenna. “Our 5GHz product is truly changing the way consumers watch and distribute multimedia HD or 3D TV in the home. We solve today's challenges of delivering reliable Wi-Fi coverage by eliminating dead spots and ensuring whole- home coverage providing the ultimate TV viewing experience wirelessly.”
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing standards-based Wi-Fi MIMO chipsets that deliver the highest levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up success, and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, and Telefónica Digital.
About Technicolor Communications, Inc.
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting new experiences for consumers in theaters and homes.