Intellon Corporation (Intellon) has shipped more than 26 million powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) based on HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug AV standards. These ICs allow end users to turn home or office electrical wiring into a high-speed network to distribute high definition and standard definition television (HDTV, SDTV), Internet protocol TV (IPTV), Over-the-top (OTT) video, high-bandwidth internet sharing and file sharing.
The products based on the company’s ICs can be used to connect variety of products, including home gateways and routers, personal computers, set-top boxes, digital media adapters, flat-screen TVs, game consoles, and security cameras – without the need to install new wires.
Intellon’s ICs are used across the globe by over 45 major cable, telephone and satellite service providers such as AT&T, Canal+, Chunghwa Telecom, DirecTV, Dish Network, France Telecom, Free (Iliad Group), H3C, KT (formerly Korea Telecom), Neuf Cegetel, PCCW, Telecom Italia, Telenet and SingTel. Major OEMs manufacturing consumer electronics products based on the company’s ICs include Actiontec, Asoka, Aztech, Belkin, devolo, D-Link, devolo AG, IO Gear, LEA, Linksys, Logitech, Monster, Netgear, Sharp, Siemens, Sling Media, Sumitomo Electric and ZyXEL.
“Our technology and the HomePlug standard bring instant, high bandwidth networking to homes using the existing electrical wiring, which is increasingly important as more and more consumer electronics devices are connected within a home,” said Rick Furtney, president and chief operating officer of Intellon. “Whether it’s fast Internet access, moving streams of video, playing favorite music throughout the house, playing online games in different locations or bringing family photos and family video from the computer room to the living room, that’s what this technology is all about.”