Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA - September 25, 2006 - Intellon Corporation, the world leader in HomePlug® standards-based powerline communications (PLC) integrated circuits, today announced that devolo AG of Aachen, Germany is using Intellon's HomePlug AV based powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) in their new dLAN 200 AVdesk powerline-to-Ethernet adapter.
The new devolo adapter enables service providers and consumers to distribute multiple steams of high definition video and digital audio over existing in-home powerlines, making them the ideal solution for high definition IPTV, triple-play and multi-media entertainment applications. With the dLAN 200 AVdesk, every power socket in the house can be used as a broadband audio video network connection. Available now, the dLAN 200 AVdesk will retail for EUR 129.90 (individual adapter) and for EUR 229.90 (Starter Kit with two adapters).
"HomePlug AV is the new international standard for data communications via in-house powerlines and is capable of fast, smooth video streaming," says Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "Intellon's HomePlug AV based technology transforms in-house powerlines into the backbone for a home network, enabling Internet TV and video-on-demand to be used throughout the home without the need to add new cabling, and we find this is true value-add for our customers," says Harbers.
"HomePlug AV has the bandwidth and robustness to deliver multiple streams of rich entertainment along with other digital traffic," said Charlie Harris, chairman and CEO of Intellon. "This is why service providers and leading equipment manufacturers such as devolo are using Intellon's HomePlug ICs as the whole-house networking solution for multi-media entertainment and high definition IPTV rollouts."
About devolo AG
After its foundation in 2002, the Aachen, Germany-based devolo AG very quickly became the worldwide market leader for HomePlug-based home-networking solutions. HomePlug technology uses in-house electrical wiring for data transfer, the highest levels of security and a minimum of technical effort. As a specialist for home-networking solutions based on products developed in-house and of the highest quality, devolo was the first company to achieve success in the marketing of dLAN products. The product range now includes HomePlug adapters of the "dLAN" series, analogue modems and ISDN adapters, as well as powerful ADSL2+ modems and routers. Along with its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, devolo AG maintains sales offices throughout Western Europe.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is the world leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access and 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 HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over six million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon holds the dominant market share of the rapidly growing HomePlug market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
About the HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Founded in 2000 and backed 65 members worldwide, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is the leading open-standards organization developing global interoperable powerline communications specifications. HomePlug sponsor companies include Comcast, EarthLink, GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co., Intel Corporation, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., Motorola, RadioShack Corporation, Samsung, Sharp Laboratories of America, and Sony. Additional information about the Alliance is available at www.homeplug.org.
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.