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Pace and Broadcom Partner to Develop a New DOCSIS 3.0 Quad Play Media Server Gateway

7 January 2013

Pace is Developing a Gateway Incorporating Broadcom's Silicon, and RDK Software in Accordance with Comcast's Reference Design Kit

Pace (LSE: PIC), a leading global developer of advanced technologies for service providers, and Broadcom, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the development of a Media Server Gateway that uses the XG5 product specification and Reference Design Kit (RDK) software developed by Comcast.

Content and services can now be delivered to any device for a ‘whatever / whenever / wherever’ multi-screen and multi-device rich media experience. The Gateway provides best in class downstream bonded DOCSIS 3.0 data speeds with wireless and wired networking over 802.11ac and MoCA 2.0. It will also support two wired ports for HD Voice and DECT 6.0/Cat IQ 2.0 cordless handsets. Content security options include CableCARD®, multiple DRMs and downloadable software-based conditional access systems.

The Gateway will combine Pace’s best in class architecture and device design with high performance Broadcom system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions, including the BCM3128 Full-Band Capture Cable Multi-Receiver, the BCM3335 Quad Transcoding Hybrid IP Gateway, and the BCM4360 5GHz Wi-Fi solution.

“We congratulate Pace and Broadcom on the introduction of their technology for use in their new Media Server Gateway,” said Steve Reynolds, Senior Vice President, Premises Technology for Comcast Cable. “Their work on the XG5 Gateway and support of the RDK platform are a key step in delivering continued subscriber satisfaction in today’s environment of rapid technology innovation.”

"We are pleased to collaborate with Pace on this breakthrough service delivery solution that represents a significant advancement in whole-home converged services,“ said Dan Marotta, Broadcom’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Communications Group. “This new technology addresses the explosion of content consumption and the growing number of connected devices - making the connected home faster and more reliable."

“Working with our strategic partners, Comcast and fellow RDK licensee, Broadcom, has been a great fit for this advanced product development,” said Tim O'Loughlin, President, Pace Americas. “This project is a testament to the strength of the RDK and the baseline software ecosystem it provides for rapid development,”

The new Media Server Gateway will be available for select demonstration by appointment with Pace and Broadcom.

About Pace

Pace (LSE: PIC) creates technologies, software, hardware and services for the broadcast and broadband industries. Pace solutions empower cable, telco and satellite operators to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they want, in the way they want for their subscribers. Pace has built up its experience and expertise over 30 years and this is recognized by a customer base of over 160 operators around the globe. Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and employs around 2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France, India and China.

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Ashley Glover
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Pace Americas, Inc.
ashley.glover@pace.com 

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