Tivax Approved by NTIA
for Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB)
(Mountain View, California) Jan. 15, 2008 ¨C Tivax Digital TV Converter
STB-T9 obtains the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA) approval for the Coupon Eligible Converter Box (CECB). The
boxes will be available to the retailers in mid February.
On February 17, 2009, all major TV stations are required by the
U.S. government to turn off their existing analog broadcasts and
switch to digital broadcast. As a result, after February 17th, an
analog TV set will require a converter box to receive over-the-air
According to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) report,
about 15.5 million US households watch over the air TV programming.
The US Congress created the TV Converter Box Coupon Program for
people wishing to keep using their analog TV sets after the analog-to-digital
cutover date of February 17, 2009. The Program allows U.S. households
to obtain up to two coupons, each worth $40, which can be applied
toward the cost of eligible converter boxes.
Michley Electronics started development of the digital to analog
converter boxes in early 2005 by helping to supply converters to
a local PBS station that had already disconnected their analog broadcast
then. Michley is proud to continue serving consumers for their needs
by providing quality and affordable converter boxes. Tivax STB-T9
supports all 18 ATSC digital television formats, and has a user-friendly
interface. This model also meets all of NTIA¡¯s CECB requirements
and exceeds Energy Star requirements. MSRP for the STB-T9 is estimated
to be $69.99.
Michley Electronics offers dedicated retailer and distributor
customer support programs. Michley Electronics expects to announce
a Tivax Digital TV Converter Direct Reseller Program in early February.
About Michley Electronics Inc.
Headquartered in the heart of Silicone Valley, Michley Electronics
Inc. is a fast growing consumer electronic company that specialized
in the development, design, production, and sales of the TV converter
Michley Electronics ¨C 530 Showers
Dr. Suite 7-204, Mountain View, CA 94040