Sumitomo Electric Industries Chooses Intellons HomePlug® AV Powerline Solution for In-Home IPTV Services in Japan

Intellon HomePlug® AV-based ICs Provide Entertainment Backbone and Reliable Self-installs for KDDI IPTV Deployments in Japan

Sumitomo Electric Industries Chooses Intellon's HomePlug® AV Powerline Solution for In-Home IPTV Services in Japan

- Intellon HomePlug® AV-based ICs Provide Entertainment Backbone and Reliable Self-installs for KDDI IPTV Deployments in Japan -

Ocala, FL - June 25, 2007 - Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL) and smart grid applications, announced that Sumitomo Electric Industries has chosen Intellon's HomePlug-based INT6000 IC to enable in-home distribution of KDDI's IPTV services in Japan. Intellon's ICs are used in Sumitomo's G02P1 PLC adapters, which provide connectivity from the broadband access modem to the IPTV set-top-box (STB) using the existing electrical wiring in the customer's home.

Based on the HomePlug AV global standard, Intellon's powerline communications ICs allow KDDI subscribers to easily create an in-home network for their IPTV service. In addition, Sumitomo's G02P1 PLC adapters include robust network security encryption (128-bit AES) and Quality of Service (QoS) features as part of the INT6000 ICs that are mandatory for VOD (Video on Demand) and content distribution services.

"We are excited to be providing the first HomePlug AV-based connectivity solution in Japan for managed IPTV services", said Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, general manager, Broadband Equipment Development Division of Sumitomo Electric Industries. "In particular, we chose Intellon as a leading provider of global standard HomePlug-based solutions and also because of the superior performance demonstrated by HomePlug technology over other proprietary forms of powerline communications a requirement for our service provider customers."

"Intellon is proud to be working with Sumitomo to address Japan's need for simple, secure and reliable whole-house, high-speed connectivity," stated Bill Casby, vice president of sales for Intellon Corporation. "Our No New Wires® HomePlug-based integrated circuits are being selected by manufacturers and service providers worldwide to meet the technical demands of whole-house IPTV service deployments and media distribution."

About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, 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 new 200-Mbps HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over ten million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.

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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