Arkados Powers the Next Wave of Digital Audio Products at Computex 2008
Zinwell, GigaFast display products based on Arkados solutions
TAIPEI, June 3, 2008 Arkados (OTCBB: AKDS) announces a variety of new products based on Arkados chips and software currently on display at Computex Taipei 2008, one of the largest international computer and electronics trade shows. New from Zinwell and GigaFast are whole-house audio systems that seamlessly connect to each other using HomePlug® Powerline communications technology.
Arkados solutions form the engine of whole-house digital audio systems that involve no wiring. Arkados Direct-to-Speaker technology delivers fully synchronized music from room-to-room, while also packing the advanced features that only smart digital audio components can deliver.
Zinwell is exhibiting the PLC Audio Streaming Kit, which includes the ZPL-AT (Home-PnP Audio Transmitter) and ZPL-AR (Home-PnP Audio Receiver), and the PLC PC Music Streaming Kit ZPL-PCR, all of which incorporate Arkados solutions. The devices work together to distribute the audio output from the iPod to any location in the house, essentially freeing the iPod user from their earbuds. Multiple Audio Receivers create up to four zones of music.
GigaFast is also exhibiting new products at Computex, and featuring several products based on Arkados chips. These include the PE883-UD Universal MP3 Dock which connects up to three sources of music, such as an MP3 Player, CD player, or other audio device. Coupled with GigaFast's PE881-TX/RX and PE881-IR, which offer both transmission and reception of networked music and even internet radio, Arkados solutions provide synchronized music and easy installation throughout the home. GigaFast has also designed the PE883-VO HomePlug Video Output Node, an Arkados-powered device that can be connected to a television to view IPTV video streams.
More information on Arkados solutions can be found at http://www.arkados.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® is a registered trademark and ArkTIC and Direct to Speaker are trademarks 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.
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