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Sumitomo Electric Industries Selects Intellon's HomePlug AV Powerline Solution


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June 28, 2007

Sumitomo Electric Industries Selects Intellon's HomePlug AV Powerline Solution

By Anuradha Shukla
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Sumitomo Electric (News - Alert) Industries has deployed Intellon’s HomePlug-based INT6000 IC to enable in-home distribution of KDDI’s IPTV services in Japan.

Sumitomo is using Intellon’s ICs in its G02P1 PLC adapters. Using the existing electrical wiring in the customer’s home these adapters provide connectivity from the broadband access modem to the IPTV (News - Alert) set-top-box.
Intellon’s powerline communications ICs are based on the HomePlug AV global standard, and allow KDDI subscribers to easily create an in-home network for their IPTV service.
Sumitomo’s G02P1 PLC adapters also boast robust network security encryption (128-bit AES) and Quality of Service features as part of the INT6000 ICs that are mandatory for
Video on Demand and content distribution services.
“We are excited to be providing the first HomePlug AV-based connectivity solution in Japan for managed IPTV services,” said Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, general manager, Broadband Equipment Development Division of Sumitomo Electric Industries in a statement to the press.
Intellon was reportedly chosen because of the superior performance demonstrated by HomePlug technology over other proprietary forms of powerline communications — a requirement for Sumitomo’s service provider customers.
Bill Casby, vice president of sales for Intellon is proud to work with Sumitomo to address Japan’s need for simple, secure and reliable whole-house, high-speed connectivity.
“Our No New Wires HomePlug-based integrated circuits are being selected by manufacturers and service providers worldwide to meet the technical demands of whole-house IPTV service deployments and media distribution,” he added.
Intellon is an innovator 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.
Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet, covering call centers, CRM and information technology. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
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