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MII Approves UTI as Industry Standard

Sina Tech, 12/13/07

The Ministry of Information Industry has approved publication of the Universal Transport Interface (UTI) proposal for separation of card and set-top box (STB) as an industry standard. There are currently two major methods of achieving card and STB separation: DVB-CI, which became an industry standard in April last year, uses a PCMCIA socket and was developed by Shenzhen Guowei and Datang Microelectronics; while the Unitend Technologies-developed UTI standard uses a USB port.

Haier, Hisense, Konka (000016.SZ, 200016.SZ), Amoi, TCL, Skyworth and Changhong have expressed support for the UTI standard, with prototypes to be revealed in March. Japanese manufacturers are also interested.

TVs with a UTI port will support USB 2.0 plug and play peripherals, with speeds of up to 480M, and will be able to expand hardware and upgrade software with a new UTI card.

Keywords: MII UTI set-top box conditional access CAM DVB-CI PCMCIA Shenzhen Guowei Datang Microelectronics Unitend Haier Hisense Konka Amoi TCL Corporation Skyworth Changhong television DTV cable TV


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