Aztech Introduces Ethernet HomePlug Audio Video 200Mbps Solution At CeBIT 2006

High-speed Powerline Solution provides an ideal platform for High Definition TV and Video on Demand

Singapore, 6 March 2006 - Aztech Systems Ltd, a global leader in data communication, voice communication, multimedia, contract manufacturing and retail distribution, will add Ethernet HomePlug AV 200Mbps to its current range of HomePlug products. Aztech introduced its first HomePlug 14Mbps Ethernet Adaptor that enabled full-fat broadband to be accessible via any power socket in the home in 2004. The following year, Aztech launched its HomePlug 85Mbps Turbo Ethernet Adaptor, which boosted a higher data transfer speed to 85Mbps. At this year's CeBIT, Aztech will be introducing the next generation of the technology, Ethernet HomePlug Audio Video (AV) that offers a data rate of up to 200Mbps and supports multiple HDTV streams and the distribution of data throughout a home over existing power lines.

Aztech has been selected by the leading HomePlug chip manufacturer, Intellon as an early partner in launching this new cutting edge technology to the market. Intellon's chips have become the standard in HomePlug Technology.

Said Mr Michael Mun, CEO & President of Aztech Systems Ltd, "We are pleased to partner with Intellon from an early stage regarding Ethernet HomePlug AV". "Besides having secure connectivity and robust security features, Aztech Ethernet HomePlug AV 200Mbps has also designed-in Quality-of-Service that will ensure consumers have a great experience when enjoying multimedia entertainment content. It will enable them to enjoy the benefits of networked digital entertainment, high speed Internet connection, content sharing and integrated services like Voice Over IP in an easy-to-use and easy-to-install package and without being affected by any reduction in transmission quality," he added.

With transfer rates of 200Mbps, Ethernet HomePlug AV can easily support full multimedia home networking throughout the whole house including simultaneous High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video distribution, whole-house audio, Voice Over IP and high speed Internet in addition to data networking and without running new wiring. It uses the power lines already installed in a home as a path to transmit digital data, voice and audio between devices. It is a plug and play solution that can be used wherever there is a wall socket, acting just like a physical network cable, streaming bandwidth to any room in the house.

Aztech welcomes visitors to its booth located at Hall 13, Stand A20 at CeBIT 2006 to view its Ethernet HomePlug AV 200Mbps in addition to its existing range of HomePlug products. There will be a live demonstration of Aztech's HomePlug products at its booth. The live demonstration will highlight the powerful functionality of HomePlug coupled with the ease of use that will enhance the consumers' digital home experience.

About Aztech Systems Ltd.
Incorporated in 1986, Aztech Systems Ltd is a multi-national company providing OEM/ODM design and manufacturing services, contract manufacturing and retail service. Headquarters in Singapore and with over 2,200 employees worldwide, Aztech manufacturing facility is located in Dong Guan, China. Aztech R&D centres are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Dong Guan, China. Its five sales offices are located in Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Germany and Malaysia. With strong design experience and technology focus in data and voice communication as well as multimedia, Aztech designs and manufactures xDSL modems, Analog modems, Broadband Residential Gateway, Wireless 802.11 b/g devices, HomePlugs, IP-PBX System, IP Phones, VoIP Adaptors, SMS Colour DECT Phones, Digital MP3 Audio Players and Multimedia Speakers. Aztech also provides Contract Manufacturing Service including PCBA and box build assemblies, plastic tooling and plastic injection. For more information on Aztech and its products, please visit its website at www.aztech.com.