Orlando, FL, November 17, 2008
- Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that Actiontec Electronics has selected Intellon's powerline technology for a new home gateway that provides connection to the wide area network (WAN) using ADSL+ technology and adds very fast powerline networking to standard Ethernet and wireless options for in-home distribution. By adding HomePlug AV-based (200 Mbps PHY-rate) powerline networking, the home's existing electrical wiring - the "hidden network" - becomes a fast and reliable wired network to move bandwidth-intensive content from room to room.
Local area networking (LAN) speed requirements vary greatly depending on what digital activities family members are participating in. Simple file or peripheral sharing or pulling data from the Internet does not require very high speeds. However, for newer applications where families are ordering Video-on-Demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and accessing Over-the-Top video or doing graphics intensive online gaming, a high-speed connection is critical to the quality, response and enjoyment of the viewing or gaming experience.
The new Actiontec Home Network gateway unit (Model # GB584WGH2A), makes all electrical outlets throughout the home high-speed Internet ports so that users can instantly network all kinds of consumer electronics. These can include DVR units (such as TiVo), satellite receivers, Blu-ray disc players, gaming systems (such as Playstation 3, Xbox 360), Over-the-Top Internet video boxes (such as AppleTV, Roku, and Vudu) and any other Ethernet-enabled devices.
Powerline networking can offer superior video connectivity versus wireless. With wireless networking, signal strength, distance and outside interference can hamper the transmission of data and deliver unsatisfactory video images degraded by freeze frames, pixelization and other artifacts not desirable in the viewing experience. Using the wired electrical infrastructure provides higher capacity and Intellon's powerline technology has Quality of Service (QoS) features specifically designed to provide entertainment-grade networking.
The Actiontec Home Network gateway integrates all three LAN technologies so consumers can access services or share content at the speed necessary for the application. Customers will have a seamless in-home experience that includes OTT video, standard- and high-definition TV entertainment, digital conferencing, movies on demand, photo and music sharing anytime and anywhere in their digital home.
The gateway interfaces over the home's electrical wiring with other devices that connect through Actiontec's MegaPlug AV powerline adapter (available separately).
The Actiontec gateway can extend the Internet beyond the desktop and to TV screens around the digital home using powerline communications. Consumers will appreciate the increased quality of sounds and images, a true plug-and-play easy set-up and all without having to install any new wires in the home. About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life - delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com
.About Intellon Corporation
Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL 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 23 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 solutions for distribution in Actiontec products. 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.