Belkin Selects Intellon’s HomePlug AV-Based ICs for Innovative 3-Port Power Line Adapters
Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq:ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug(R)-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that Belkin International, Inc. has selected Intellon’s HomePlug AV ICs for use in its new Powerline AV+ Starter Kit that includes two adapters (a three-port hub and one-port adapter) that make setting up a high-speed network for Over-the-Top (OTT) video, online gaming and other applications requiring multiple connected consumer electronics devices fast and easy.
Belkin’s Powerline AV+ hub has three Ethernet ports that allow users to reliably transmit content from the Internet directly to multiple computers and other network devices through the existing electrical wires in the home. For areas in a home that are hard to reach via wireless connections, HomePlug powerline networking is the most reliable solution for providing secure Internet connectivity to these remote areas.
The new Belkin adapters meet the requirements for many homes where high-speed connectivity is needed for an increasing number of electronics devices. Because the Powerline AV+ acts as a hub for up to three networked products, users can stream and download media content directly to multiple gaming consoles, set-top boxes and computers without the latency and dropped connections sometimes experienced with wireless.
“These new powerline products are an expansion of our portfolio of HomePlug-based networking solutions,” said Chris McGugan, VP of Product Management for Belkin. “The new 3-port adapter hub addresses the growing need to connect more and more devices within home networks.”
“Increasingly, powerline technology is proving itself as the solution of choice for the well-connected home,” said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. “HomePlug AV-based products have the bandwidth to support high-speed internet access, standard and high definition video transport, online gaming, whole house audio and other entertainment applications throughout the home.”
About Belkin International, Inc.
Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater–with our PureAV(R) line of cables, power and digital wireless accessories — and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers and superstores.
Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe — in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, among others — and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon (Nasdaq: ITLN) is a market leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug(R) compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC), 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 200-Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV powerline standard. With more than 23 million HomePlug-based ICs sold, Intellon is the market share leader in the HomePlug IC market. The Company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with offices in Ocala, Florida, San Jose, California and Toronto, Canada. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:
All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, assertions regarding the use of Intellon’s HomePlug-based solutions for distribution in Belkin products. Actual future results could differ materially from those anticipated as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, the risk that the market for powerline communications products, including Intellon ICs, may not develop as expected; the risk that Intellon may be unable to manage its growth effectively; uncertainties associated with competitive pressures; changes in customer demand and product mix; fluctuations in the availability and pricing of third party products and services used to manufacture, assemble and test Intellon’s products; problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of Intellon’s products; and economic and political uncertainties in Intellon’s markets. These and other risk factors are described in detail in the Risk Factors section of Intellon’s Form 10-Q dated August 13, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Intellon assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.
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