Orlando, Fla., March 16, 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, announced that Guillemot Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories, has selected the INT6400 for its fastest powerline products in an expanding Hercules-branded powerline portfolio. These Hercules powerline adapters will operate to the HomePlug AV standard (200 Mbps PHY-rate) and deliver fast networking speeds with lower power consumption.
Guillemot first introduced Hercules-branded wireless networking products four years ago and has built a reputation for providing simple, consumer-friendly products. Now, it is applying its expertise to bring Intellon HomePlug-based powerline networking products to its markets. The company's new HomePlug AV units continue Hercules' traditional brand strengths such as strong security, less power consumption and ultra-simple user interfaces.
"We are seeing accelerating adoption of the INT6400 and this is another example where a well-respected company is bringing the value of lower operating power, increased performance and additional features to their markets by quickly implementing our newest chip in a new adapter design," said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. "We believe that the new Hercules ePlug 200 will be the first INT6400-based adapter available in the European retail market space."
"It was a natural move for the Hercules brand to use its' expertise and logic to create ultra-simple devices in another area of home networking solutions, such as Powerline Communications," states Bertrand Gasnier, Development Manager for Hercules. "For this new range, we also sought to include high-performance and reliable technologies, which are indispensable in the field of data transfers; and to this end, we chose Intellon's industry-leading technology."
Hercules-branded products are simple and fast to set-up. Users simply connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the first ePlug and the other to a switch or router or directly into the home gateway. The ePlug unit is then plugged into a power outlet. Other ePlugs plug into other outlets throughout the home, instantly creating a network for access to the home network or the WAN and Internet. Computers, game stations, set-top boxes and other devices can connect through ePlug units in any room.
The Hercules ePlug powerline adaptor portfolio also includes powerline adapters using Intellon's HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo IC, the INT5500. About Guillemot Corporation
Guillemot Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of interactive entertainment hardware and accessories. The Group offers a diverse range of products under its Hercules and Thrustmaster brand names. Active in this market since 1984, the Guillemot Corporation Group is currently represented in 11 countries, including France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Belgium, Holland, Hong-Kong, Romania and Italy, and distributes its products in over 30 countries worldwide. The group's mission is to design high-performance and user-friendly products to improve the satisfaction of users of interactive digital entertainment solutions. Website: www.guillemot.com 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 of Intellon's HomePlug-based solution in Guillemot Hercules-branded products or services. 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-K dated March 13, 2009, 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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