Pace supports HDMI and HDCP on all HD STBs
Set-top box maker Pace Micro Technology is teaming up with high-definition interoperability specialist Simplay Labs to maximise HDMI performance and HDCP on all current and future Pace HD set-top boxes.
As a result of an agreement between Pace and Simplay, all of Pace's HD products will support the HDMI standard, as well as the HDCP specification, to ensure interoperability with HDTVs and other HD consumer electronics devices and protection of digital content.
"As more and more HDMI products are coming to market, manufacturers are now including multiple HDMI ports on HDTVs. Consumers are demanding the simplicity of connecting several source devices to an HDTV, such as a game console, set-top box and a Blu-ray Disk or HD DVD player," said Joseph Lias, president of Simplay Labs.
Pace director of engineering Mark Merigot said: "This new partnership is a key part of our global strategy to improve our development test capability in order to be sure we deliver the highest quality experience to the end user.
"The implementation of these important specifications into our set-top boxes will ensure that our boxes work together with consumer electronics devices to provide a consistent 'plug and play' user experience and maximize consumers' access to premium HD content."