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DiBcom teams up with LG to offer a 3G+ touchscreen phone with integrated Mobile TV

The LG KB770 phone uses DiBcom’s DVB-T receiver for free-to-air digital TV


Paris, 25 November, 2008 – DiBcom, the leading provider of Mobile TV solutions, is pleased to announce that its latest generation Mobile TV receiver enables free-to-air digital TV broadcasts on LG’s extremely sophisticated, new multimedia handset - the LG KB770. In this respect, the KB770 is very much like its predecessor the HB620T which also uses DiBcom’s state-of-the-art components. However, its new PDA-style format and large 3″ 400×240 pixel touchscreen display are undoubtedly even better suited to television and broadcast content and serve to provide an exceptional viewing experience.


By featuring DiBcom’s DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial) receiver, the LG KB770 is equipped to reliably receive the standard free-to-air terrestrial digital TV signal that covers most European countries. With support for WCDMA 2100 and for GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPDA data - this 3G/3G+ multi-band device is likely to become very popular on the European market where it will be launched in November.


“Mobile phones are becoming increasingly sophisticated and multifunctional and consumers expect better image quality from these entertainment devices. We are very happy to see that LG continues to put its faith in DiBcom’s technology to best serve their clients’ needs and enable them to exploit Mobile TV’s full potential,” enthused Yannick Levy, CEO of DiBcom.


With the popularity of DVB-T handsets in Germany, 1SEG handsets in Japan, and T-DMB in Korea, it is clear that free-to-air TV is an excellent way to generate widespread interest in Mobile TV, and attract growing numbers of users. However, it has also been proven that free services are not sustainable, and a revenue stream is necessary for successful long term deployment. “We encourage the industry to consider a mixed business model involving a combination of free content, with an optional Pay-TV subscription system for premium channels and services. This model can be applied to countries with one single TV standard or those where complimentary standards such as DVB-T and DVB-H co-exist,” added Levy.


The LG KB770 will be available in Germany from November onwards.


About DiBcom

DiBcom is at the heart of Mobile TV. As a fabless semiconductor company that designs high-performance chipsets, DiBcom enables low-power mobile and portable TV reception everywhere and at speeds exceeding 200 km/h. The company’s solutions are used in automotive, PC/peripheral, mobile phones and other handheld devices. DiBcom has extensive experience solving real-world mobile digital terrestrial television (DTT) reception problems and has overcome the main technological barriers to high-quality service. The company has developed a number of patented algorithms and architectures for fast and accurate channel estimation and high Doppler compensation. Its chipsets are compliant with the current worldwide Digital Video Broadcast standards DVB-T, DVB-H, DVB-SH, T-DMB and ISDB-T.


For more information, please visit www.dibcom.com

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Over 1,000 New 802.11n Access Points Ordered from Proxim in First Week


Over 1,000 New 802.11n Access Points Ordered from Proxim in First Week


 


Immediate Market Traction Validates Performance and Value of Products


 


Silicon Valley, November 25, 2008Proxim Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXM), a leading provider of end-to-end broadband wireless systems that deliver the quadruple play, today announced that it has booked orders for over 1,000 of its new 802.11n Access Points (APs), the ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800, within the first week after product launch. This immediate market response to Proxim’s new dual- and single-radio 802.11n APs validates the performance and value of these products.  Proxim also believes it demonstrates the beginning of a shift in wireless architectures away from centralized WLANs, which are costly and cause performance bottlenecks with the increased throughput of 802.11n, to the distributed WLAN architecture championed by Proxim.


 Proxim's ORiNOCO AP-8000 Dual-Radio Access Point


Announced just last week, on Monday, November 17, Proxim’s 802.11n solution is the first to achieve 320 Mbps of throughput with a dual-radio solution. And with Proxim’s distributed approach to WLANs, which eliminates the need for costly controller and wiring upgrades, organizations of all sizes can achieve higher performance than their existing wired and wireless LANs typically provide.


 


More Performance, Less Cost


Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-8000 dual-radio and AP-800 single-radio APs are the first 802.11n solution on the market to provide better performance than both existing wired and wireless LANs – without the cost and complexity of upgrading centralized WLANs – at half the price of existing wireless networks.


 



  • Higher Performance than Existing Wired LANs/WLANs Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-800 and AP-8000 provide the highest throughput available with single radio rates of over 170Mbps and dual radio rates of 320Mbps – 7x the throughput of existing typical WLANs.

  • Half the Cost of Existing WLANs – With the added range and throughput, ORiNOCO 802.11n deployments cost only half of today’s 802.11a/b/g networks when deployed to achieve the same capacity.

  • Reduced Cost of Upgrading to 802.11n – ORiNOCO 802.11n APs are the only 802.11n APs on the market that avoid costly power upgrades and deployment issues by achieving complete 802.3af (PoE) compliance in all configurations and using the same mounting hardware as existing Proxim APs.


 


“We have had our 802.11g wireless network up and running now for 4 years, and though we’ve been hearing about the many benefits of upgrading to 802.11n over the last couple of years, the migration path has always seemed too daunting or expensive,” said David Watson, Network Manager at Shoreline School District near Seattle, Washington. “With Proxim’s 802.11n solution, however, we were able to replace our old APs with the new ORiNOCO AP-8000s in a snap because they use the existing mounting hardware and don’t require an extra PoE cable like other solutions. We had everything up and running in a matter of hours, and based on the coverage and performance we’ve experienced, I can say that we’re consistently getting 3x the performance of our old WLAN at half the cost of competing solutions.”


 


For Additional Information


To learn more about Proxim’s ORiNOCO AP-8000 and AP-800 solutions, please visit http://www.proxim.com/products/ap_8000/. To see what the media is saying about Proxim’s solution, please visit http://www.proxim.com/about/pressroom/news.aspx.

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