April 3, 2005 - (HOSTSEARCH.COM) - Broadband over powerlines (BPL) company, Intellon Corporation, today announced that they are showcasing their HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug AV technologies at this year's National Show in San Francisco. The demonstrations, which will take place at booth number 5463, will show how cable operators can benefit from using HomePlug products to save time and money on broadband modem, VoIP and home networking installations, extend the range of WiFi, and provide reliable whole-house connectivity for a full complement of data, voice and video services.
Intellon's HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug AV ICs provide high-speed network access through existing home power lines. As web hosting service providers
such as Comcast, Cox and Time Warner Cable have already discovered, Intellon's No New Wires(R) installation process for broadband modems and home networking services is non-intrusive, and connectivity is as simple and intuitive as plugging in a standard electronic product for power. Deploying Intellon-based broadband gateways, network adapters, WiFi range extenders, music streamers, security cameras and set-top boxes, increases the self-install rate for new services and instantly lights up every outlet for broadband, voice and video applications.
At The National Show, Intellon will demonstrate HomePlug-enabled products that cable operators can offer their subscribers today, including Ethernet adapters, WiFi range extenders, surge protectors, digital music streamers and security cameras. Intellon-based products from trusted brands such as Asoka, Gigafast, Linksys, NETGEAR and TII will be included. For the streaming music demonstration, MusicChoice is partnering with Intellon to provide the premium content. Intellon will also demonstrate prototypes of its exciting
next-generation HomePlug AV product, the much anticipated global standards-based solution which enables seamless distribution of HD video, coupled with voice and data services, within the home. Intellon's HomePlug AV IC (INT6000) will be released in the fall of 2005.
"Service providers are recognizing that HomePlug technology can increase self-install and enhance subscribers' broadband and VoIP experience," said Cameron McCaskill, vice president of business development, Intellon Corporation. "Our demonstrations at this year's National Show provide real world examples of how service providers can use Intellon's current HomePlug 1.0 products to dramatically reduce the time, complexity and cost of installing broadband, VoIP and networked services. With HomePlug AV, our demonstrations will also show how Intellon is scaling powerline technology to reliably distribute multiple HD video streams around the home. Cable operators realize the importance of a backbone solution for delivering content, and Intellon's HomePlug technology creates an instant backbone with over 40 outlets in the average home."
Intellon developed and patented its HomePlug 1.0 technology, which enables powerline communications at rates up to 14 megabits per second (Mbps) with encryption security, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Quality of Service (QoS). The company recently introduced a new 85Mbps powerline networking chipset, which is fully compliant with the HomePlug 1.0 specification but uses extensions developed by Intellon to reach higher speeds. The new chipset offers the higher bandwidth performance necessary to drive next-generation home entertainment applications such as standard definition video, IPTV and whole-house audio. In addition, Intellon's next generation HomePlug AV technology will support transmission rates well in excess of 100 Mbps, allowing transmission of multiple audio, standard-definition video and HDTV video streams over powerlines.