Orlando, Fla., March 2, 2009 - Intellon Corporation
), a leading provider of HomePlug®
-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, today announced that LEA S.A.S. of France, one of the world's leading xDSL and Powerline Communications (PLC) companies, has selected Intellon's newest INT6400 chipset for use in two new HomePlug AV
-based powerline products.
The LEA NetPlug 200+ is a classic powerline adapter and the NetPlug 200+ Socket is an adapter with a pass-through electrical socket. Both products operate to the HomePlug AV standard (200 Mbps PHY-rate) and now take advantage of the lower operating power and other features made possible through INT6400 technology. LEA will begin shipping the products in late Q1.
Both NetPlug200+ devices use the power lines already installed in homes as a path to transmit digital data, voice and audio & video between devices. Plug-and-Play capability ensures that the NetPlug200+ acts just like a physical network cable between domestic power sockets without any configuration. NetPlug200+ is designed to support full multimedia home networking, IPTV and triple-play applications via high transfer rates and true Quality of Service (QoS). NetPlug 200+ benefits include easy pairing button to add a new NetPlug200+ adapter; multicolor LEDs which indicate the PLC bit rate; a diagnostic mode to automatically evaluate the PLC network throughput capacity over the user's home wiring.
"We strive to bring the most innovative and technologically advanced powerline products to our customers and we're proud to have two new adapters on the market with Intellon's newest, best performing, and lowest power chipset," said Alexandre Vecchietti, Director of Sales & Marketing at LEA. "The Intellon HomePlug PLC ICs are key elements in our new products and the INT6400 extends the envelope; we believe customers will be excited by the performance of these new adapters."
"LEA is an innovative company that delivers very exciting products to some of the leading Broadband & IPTV Service Providers and equipment vendors. We are very excited that they have moved so quickly in adopting our INT6400 technology for these new products," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "LEA's customers will enjoy high-speed, reliable connections and the benefits of lower operating power." About LEA:
LEA S.A.S., affiliated to the group of HF Company (Eurolist group C), conceives, develops and markets xDSL filters for the Central Office and Customer Premise, as well as gateways and PLC (Powerline Communications) adapters to support multimedia networking, IPTV, VoIP, high speed internet access and Triple- Play applications across the home. With over 100 million ADSL lines using LEA's filtering technology, LEA is the worldwide leader in the xDSL filters and splitters market. LEA supplies filters to the major DSLAM & xDSL modem manufacturers, Telecom Operators and Broadband Service Providers. The company is headquartered in Paris, France and has commercial and operational offices in the USA, China, Belgium, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For further information, visit www.lea.com.fr
.About Intellon CorporationIntellon
(Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline
communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment
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 more than 26 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 Orlando, Florida, with offices in Ocala, Florida, 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, power consumption, and performance parameters of Intellon's INT6400, INT1400 or other HomePlug-based ICs either on a stand-alone basis or in LEA customer products or 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, technical challenges and changes in industry standards; customer concentration and 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, including the risk of continued volatility and uncertainty in global financial and commercial markets. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon's Form 10-Q
dated November 13, 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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