10 Oct 2007
Santa Clara, CA, October 10, 2007 - Arkados (OTC BB: AKDS), known as “the HomePlug® Applications Company,” announces several new products using Arkados semiconductor and software solutions. Together, the new products from Arkados customers devolo AG, Russound, Tatung, MainNet Communications, GigaFast, and Corporate Systems Engineering, embody the extensive range of applications for Arkados powerline technology, including retail consumer electronics, whole-house audio, custom home AV installations, and smart-grid applications.
Arkados is exhibiting these products, along with their own new ArkTIC™ Integrated Module at the HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference, held today and tomorrow in Santa Clara, California. Arkados president and CEO Oleg Logvinov is also addressing the attendees in several sessions.
“This show marks the 3rd year of the HomePlug Technology Conference, and the focus is now shifting from simple powerline-to-Ethernet adapters to full-featured application-specific devices that allow consumers to watch videos and listen to music everywhere in the house from variety of sources, including the internet, an iPod®, or a PC as well as from legacy cable boxes, satellite receivers and stereo systems,” said Logvinov. “In the past, we showcased our reference designs and concepts. But at this show, our customers are showcasing innovative products, enabled by the uniqueness of our SoC platform solutions.”
The Arkados solutions are featured in the following demonstrations, discussions, and displays:
Additionally, Arkados is displaying its new ArkTIC Integrated Module (“AiM”). This is a system inline package (SiP) which combines the AI-1100 system-on-chip with all the logic circuit and memory necessary to design a multi-media transmitting or receiving device over power line. The integrated module allows companies to design custom HomePlug products with speed and cost efficiency.
“The Arkados AiM allows Tatung and our customers to create multiple products with a single, easy-to-integrated design,” said Dr. Alan Pan, Sr. General Manager of Digital Audio Division of Tatung. “It is a unique problem-solver in the marketplace because it contains both HomePlug connectivity, which is easy for consumers to use, and flexible application-layer components, which help product manufacturers create varied and full-featured products that come to market more quickly.”
For more about the HomePlug Powerline Technology Conference, see 2007conference.homeplug.org.
For more information on the types of products that can be built with Arkados solutions, please see www.arkados.com/products.html.