Intellon Will Demonstrate Over-the-Top Video Streaming Using HomePlug Powerline Communications in Taipei
-- Demonstration streams video from Over-The-Top (OTT) Internet sources and stored PC content over home electrical wiring to an AppleTV® unit and HD TV
Ocala, Fla., June 2, 2008 Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that it will demonstrate OTT video streaming over a home powerline (AC electrical wiring) network in conjunction with Taipei's Computex 2008. In the demonstration, OTT video from sources such as YouTube®, AppleTV/iTunes Store®, MySpace® and Hulu® will be streamed over existing electrical wiring to an AppleTV unit and then to an HD television. The demonstration will be one of several Intellon will present to guests at its Grand Hyatt exhibition suite in Taipei.
OTT internet video content is growing in popularity as new OTT sources augment the popular YouTube and MySpace sites. YouTube attracts millions of regular users who view hundreds of millions and upload hundreds of thousands of videos each day. MySpace features original, user-uploaded content along with primetime TV shows. Apple's iTunes Store sells over 150 million episodes and features a catalog with over 20,000 episodes of 800 shows. Hulu and AppleTV sites offer hit TV shows, movies and clips, including high definition titles. Joost and Babelgum are preparing to launch professional video services paid for by advertising or by the consumer.
"People now want to view OTT video on the big screen in living or family rooms, but there's no broadband internet connection there and that's where Intellon's HomePlug powerline solution provides the answer," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon. "In addition, people want to pull family photos and video combined with favorite music from their PC library and show this content on home entertainment systems; again, Intellon's HomePlug technology makes all this possible."
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Although most homes have a broadband or CAT-5 connection in only one room, electrical outlets are plentiful throughout. Intellon's powerline networking puts the broadband network on the home's existing electrical wiring so every outlet provides a port for accessing OTT video, IPTV, iTunes, internet services and computers or peripherals in other rooms. With no new wires to install and an easy, plug-and-play set-up, Intellon's standards-based HomePlug AV technology makes it easy to stream video content from an Internet modem or gateway to digital media adapters, television sets, video recorders and personal computers.
"Many leading service providers use our powerline technology to move IPTV and premium video content around their customers' homes with high marks for the quality of service and whole-house coverage," continued Furtney. "They also report easier self-installation and more reliable coverage and video quality than with wireless solutions. With many retail products now available from leading manufacturers, consumers can use products with our advanced HomePlug technology to enjoy these same benefits."
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, and 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 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 18 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.
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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 in conjunction with OTT video services or in any of the other applications or markets mentioned herein. 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-Q dated May 15, 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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