Intellon Confirms Strong HomePlug Powerline Market Lead at CES 2007
Leading OEMs introduce retail products driving next generation powerline communications applications using Intellons industry-standard HomePlug® AV-based ICs
CES, Las Vegas - January 8, 2007 - Intellon Corporation, the global leader in standards-based powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking of data and multi-media content, today announced over a dozen leading manufacturers at CES will be showcasing new, interoperable products that use Intellon's HomePlug AV-based ICs to distribute multiple high-definition (HD) video streams over existing in-home powerlines. Manufacturers with products using Intellon's HomePlug AV-based ICs include: Actiontec, Asoka USA, Aztech, devolo AG, D-Link, Gigafast, Linksys, NETGEAR, Sercomm, Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices, Solwise and ZyXEL.
"Linksys is excited to be unveiling its first, of what promises to be many, HomePlug AV-based products for future retail consumption, at this year's CES", said Matt McRae, Linksys senior director of business development and a HomePlug Alliance board member. "We believe the industry-standard HomePlug AV technology and future generation derivatives will provide the consumer a new class of simplicity and performance for in-home content distribution."
"D-Link is proud to add its name to the growing number of companies to provide HomePlug-based products to the market," said Brian Larsen, associate vice president of product development, D-Link Systems, Inc. "We recognize the performance and stability offered by HomePlug AV-based products for enabling bandwidth-intensive applications such as IPTV and more."
"Earlier this year, devolo was delighted to offer to the market the world's first retail products using Intellon's HomePlug AV-based devices; the dLAN 200 AV and dLAN AVPro", said Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo. "Of particular interest to us and our customers is the fact that everyone is looking for a true global standard something the HomePlug Powerline Alliance offers that no other company or technology can provide. We are excited by the high level of interest here in the European market, and are looking forward to strong growth in the HomePlug AV product category in 2007."
Booths across the CES exhibit floors are also displaying a wide array of products based on Intellon's HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo ICs. Manufacturers of products using Intellon's HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo ICs include Actiontec, Asoka, Belkin, Current, devolo, EchoStar, Gigafast, Motorola, NETGEAR, Sling Media, SMC Networks, Telkonet, TII, and Wilife.
Intellon has now shipped over seven million HomePlug ICs that are deployed on six continents. The adoption rate is accelerating, with over four million HomePlug ICs shipped during 2006. Intellon's total powerline communications IC shipments now exceed 13 million units.
Intellon's industry-standard powerline communications ICs are used in a wide variety of consumer, service provider and broadband over powerline (BPL) applications. Over thirty service providers worldwide now use Intellon's HomePlug ICs for a number of purposes, including distributing broadband Internet service and IPTV inside customers' homes.
"Consumers and service providers alike are recognizing that Intellon's HomePlug ICs are the best connectivity solution for the digital home, particularly where video is involved," said Rick E. Furtney, president and chief operating officer of Intellon. "Test after test has shown that products based on Intellon's HomePlug ICs are remarkably easy to set up and use, and supply the robust, reliable consumer experience that is essential for the delivery of entertainment content. Our ability to provide this consistent 'carrier grade' experiencenot just in the lab, but in real-world in-home environmentsis one of our key competitive advantages."
"Service providers and retailers appreciate the benefits that Intellon's standards-based ICs bring to the marketplace," said Bill Casby, vice president of sales at Intellon. "They find a high degree of value in the fact that HomePlug is a true global standard supported by multiple technology contributors and silicon providers, has an objective compliance and interoperability testing process and a complete ecosystem backed by leading home networking, personal computer and consumer electronics companies and service providers."
Visitors to Intellon's booth at CES, located at South Hall Booth 35632 will see multiple demonstrations showing Intellon's HomePlug AV-based ICs streaming high-definition video content over powerline. Intellon is also demonstrating its popular 14-Mbps HomePlug 1.0 and 85-Mbps HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo solutions and showcasing a multitude of end-user retail products from its customers.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is the world leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access and commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over seven million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon holds the dominant market share of the rapidly growing HomePlug market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
About the HomePlug Powerline Alliance:
Founded in 2000 and backed by over 70 members worldwide, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is the leading open-standards organization developing global interoperable powerline communications standards. HomePlug sponsor companies include Comcast, EarthLink, GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co., Intel Corporation, LG Electronics, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., Motorola, RadioShack Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Laboratories of America, Sony, TCL Group Holding Co., Ltd. and Texas Instruments Incorporated. For additional information, visit www.homeplug.org.
Intellon is a registered trademark 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.