Arkados and IOGEAR Introduce the Powerline Stereo Audio System
--System connects to iPod® for whole-house music distribution--
Piscataway NJ September 4, 2008 - Arkados (OTCBB: AKDS) announces that it has joined with IOGEAR to introduce the Powerline Stereo Audio System, a multi-room home audio system that connects directly to an iPod® or other audio source and creates whole-house music. The Powerline Stereo Audio System will be displayed by IOGEAR at CEDIA 2008 in booth #468.
The Powerline Stereo Audio System uses existing electrical lines within the home to stream music to any room, creating a full-house multimedia network without the need for expensive audio cable installation. Arkados' HomePlug powerline technology and its Direct-to-Speaker software provide reliable connectivity and the highest quality digital sound from the audio source to the speakers for the system.
"We are pleased to have joined forces with IOGEAR, a leading connectivity manufacturer, to provide an affordable, high-quality solution to home audio networking," said Oleg Logvinov, president and Chief Executive Officer of Arkados. "The Arkados HomePlug solution within IOGEAR's Powerline Stereo Audio System allows consumers to install their own state-of-the-art home audio network at a significantly lower price point. We are looking forward to showcasing the system at CEDIA."
Arkados, "the HomePlug Applications Company," delivers a universal platform that enables networking of home entertainment and computer devices using standard electricity lines. The company's system-on-chip solutions are uniquely designed to drive a wide variety of powerline-enabled consumer electronics and home computing products, such as stereos, radios, speakers, MP3 players, computers, televisions, gaming consoles, security cameras and cable and DSL modems. Arkados customers can bring numerous sophisticated, full-featured products to market faster at a lower overall development cost using a single platform: the company's versatile and programmable ArkTIC platform. Arkados solutions leverage the benefits of HomePlug Powerline Alliance specifications and can also be used for in-building and to-the-home (BPL) applications. Arkados® and ArkTIC® are registered trademarks, and Direct to Speaker is a trademark of Arkados Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arkados Group, Inc. HomePlug® is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, of which Arkados is a member. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. More information can be found at http://www.arkados.com.
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