Arkados-powered Products Awarded "CES Best of the Best" Award from G4 Television and named CES Innovations Honorees

- Award-winning digital home products from Checkolite, Russound, and NuVo embed Arkados chips and software -

Arkados® (OTCBB:AKDS), a leading supplier of system-on-chip solutions for powerline networking, announces that Arkados chip-and-software solutions are embedded in three products that won awards at CES 2009. G4 Television awarded their CES Best of the Best award to
Checkolite's Light Speaker system
, a combined audio/lighting system for homes that is made possible by Arkados solutions. Additionally, the CES Innovations Awards recognized Russound's Collage, and NuVo's Renovia systems as honorees; both systems include Arkados system-on-chip
solutions.

G4's annual awards highlight the top 15 items expected to have the most impact
from the field of 2,700 exhibitors, with an estimated 20,000 new technology products spanning 30 categories of consumer electronics products displayed at this year's CES show. 2009 marks the second consecutive year that products
incorporating Arkados' HomePlug® chips and software as their primary technology have been recognized at G4's annual "CES Best of the Best" awards ceremony.
Checkolite's Lamp/Speaker system was a winner in the Maximum Tech category.

Two Arkados customers, Russound and NuVo, received honoree status from the CES
Innovations awards:


  • Russound's Collage Powerline Media and Intercom system provides end-users
    zone-to-zone intercom and complete multiroom access to digital audio entertainment and IP security cameras by way of a home's standard AC wiring.
  • NuVo's Renovia breaks new ground by using the electrical wiring already inside
    the walls of a home to distribute audio and metadata to every room, while enabling users to view and control multiple audio sources from both control pads and remote controls.

"We are proud to see how our silicon and software have enabled our customers to
build award winning products," said Oleg Logvinov, president and CEO of Arkados.
"We believe that our next generation chip will allow an even broader product
spectrum, while providing backwards interoperability with existing products, and
products based on the IEEE 1901 draft specification."

These products are expected to ship later this year.

To view the G4 awards ceremony and related videos, please visit these links:


http://www.g4tv.com/ces2009/bestofthebest/index.html


http://www.g4tv.com/ces2009/videos/36027/CES_09_Hands_On_Checkolites_Speaker_Lights.html


http://www.checkolite.com

http://www.russound.com

http://www.nuvotechnologies.com

 



About Arkados, Inc.

Arkados, "the HomePlug Applications Company," delivers a universal platform that enables networking of home entertainment and computer devices using standard electricity lines. The company's system-on-chip solutions are uniquely designed to drive a wide variety of powerline-enabled consumer electronics and home computing products, such as stereos, radios, speakers, MP3 players, computers, televisions, gaming consoles, security cameras and cable and DSL modems. Arkados customers can bring numerous sophisticated, full-featured products to market faster at a lower overall development cost using a single platform: the company's versatile and programmable ArkTIC® platform. Arkados solutions leverage the benefits of HomePlug Powerline Alliance specifications and can also be used for in-building and to-the-home (BPL) applications. Arkados® and ArkTIC® are registered trademarks and Direct to Speaker is a trademark of Arkados Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Arkados Group, Inc. HomePlug® is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, of which Arkados is a member. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. More information can be found at http://www.arkados.com.

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