27 Aug 2007
Ocala, FL - August 27, 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, today announced that its HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications IC will provide No New Wires® connectivity for DIRECTV's video on demand service that is scheduled to launch this fall.
DIRECTV On Demand will offer customers access to thousands of titles, including movies, music, popular television shows and more, through their DIRECTV Plus HDDVR. DIRECTV customers who sign up for the new service will have access to a HomePlug-enabled surge protector and a HomePlug powerline-to-Ethernet adapter, manufactured by TII Network Technologies. This will enable the consumer to connect each HR20 set-top box to the Internet for DIRECTV content downloading, using existing home wiring. Set up menus will guide the user or installer through the HomePlug installation in just two easy steps.
“DIRECTV is pleased to offer the HomePlug option to consumers,” said Romulo Pontual, DIRECTV's CTO. “Our new DIRECTV On Demand service is designed for ease of use and HomePlug supports that objective by enabling a simple installation process.”
“DIRECTV's new DIRECTV On Demand service will provide its customers a new array of content and entertainment options,” said Rick E. Furtney, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellon. “We are pleased that Intellonís HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications IC will provide the connectivity solution for DIRECTV's on demand service.”
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.