Intellon HomePlug-based ICs Selected by Network Specialist devolo AG
Selection of Intellons HomePlug-based technology represents devolo AG commitment to HomePlug for its entire product line going forward.
Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL), Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that devolo AG of Aachen, Germany will expand the use of Intellon ICs over their entire powerline networking portfolio, including products in devolo's new multiple dwelling unit (MDU) and commercial product lines.
With a growing powerline communications market, evidenced by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance's recent announcement that HomePlug product shipments have doubled over the last 12 months, it becomes increasingly important for the industry to consolidate around a single global standard.
"We see HomePlug as the clear de facto global standard for powerline communications today, and we also see movement within the IEEE P1901 Working Group toward a standard compatible with HomePlug," said Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "Therefore, we think it's time to move all our new products under the HomePlug global standard."
"Intellon is the leader in supplying HomePlug standards-based ICs and has been an important supplier for our successful retail networking products over many years," continued Harbers, "so it made perfect sense for us to expand Intellon ICs into new product lines and discontinue use of all other non-HomePlug products."
"We value devolo AG as a major customer who continues to deliver a wide range of innovative powerline networking products for European markets," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "As they expand from their retail and service provider markets to MDU and business networking solutions, we are delighted that they've once again selected our ICs."
Intellon Powerline IC Applications
Intellon HomePlug AV-based powerline ICs provide highly integrated solutions for both adapter and embedded powerline networking products. These ICs offer the speed and reliability necessary to drive next-generation home entertainment applications, including HD and SD video distribution, IPTV, networked digital video recorders (DVRs) and media center PCs. Additional broadband applications include whole-house audio, networked home security, Voice over IP (VoIP), Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), networked and online gaming, extension and bridging of high speed wireless technologies and higher data-rate Internet access technologies such as ADSL2+, VDSL and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH).
About devolo AG
Network technology for home and professional use is booming. One of the driving factors behind this growing market segment is devolo AG, based in Aachen. Since it was founded in 2002, devolo has established itself as the world-wide market leader in the segment of network solutions based on HomePlug. The HomePlug technology facilitates data transfer via the power lines already in the building with the highest possible security and requiring little technical work. When it comes to product development, quality, product benefits and ease of use have top priority for the Aachen-based company. Their product portfolio comprises solutions for private consumers and industrial applications. In addition to its headquarters in Aachen, devolo AG has sales offices in many Western European countries.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), smart grid management and other commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the 200-Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over 17 million HomePlug-based ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, assertions regarding the use of Intellon's HomePlug-based solutions for distribution in devolo AG products. Actual future results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the market for powerline communications products, including Intellon ICs, may not develop as expected; the risk that Intellon may be unable to manage its growth effectively; uncertainties associated with competitive pressures; changes in customer demand and product mix; fluctuations in the availability and pricing of third party products and services used to manufacture, assemble and test Intellon's products; problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of Intellon's products; and economic and political uncertainties in Intellon's markets. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon's Form 10-K dated March 27, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.
Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
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