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Actiontec MegaPlug Series is Number One Selling Homeplug Product at Amazon.com
Based on HomePlug AV Standard, Actiontec’s MegaPlug Portfolio Delivers High Bandwidth over Existing Electrical Wiring

Sunnyvale, Calif., April 14, 2008 –Actiontec Electronics today announced that its MegaPlug series for next-generation powerline networking is the top selling HomePlug solution at Amazon.com. Based on the HomePlug AV standard, the MegaPlug family enables residential and SOHO users to expand their network and experience blazing fast (up to 200 Mbps ) transfer speeds between computers, set top boxes, and other networked entertainment devices through their home’s electrical wiring.

To set up the network, users simply plug one MegaPlug AV adapter into a power outlet and connect it to the broadband router via an Ethernet cable, and follow the same steps to connect PCs and other Ethernet-equipped devices. Users can add up to 16 adapters and devices to build a network, or use Actiontec’s MegaPlug 4-Port Hub and MegaPlug Wireless Network Extender to further extend their network options, such as extending an existing wireless network to dead zones in the basement, backyard, or second story.

“With its high bandwidth and fool-proof implementation, more and more consumers are turning to powerline technology to either replace or supplement their WiFi networks. In fact, the HomePlug Alliance recently announced that global HomePlug product shipments doubled in the last 12 months from 8 to 16 million units,” said Michael Ehlenberger, VP, Channel Sales at Actiontec. “Actiontec’s leading position at key retailers like Amazon is due to the fact that we’re able to provide retail consumers with a broad line of high quality, easy-to-use HomePlug certified devices that allow consumers to choose the exact solution that best fits their needs.”

With its high-speed transmission rates, the MegaPlug series lets consumers effortlessly transfer hundreds of photos from a computer in the home office to the living room in seconds, or stream movie files from the kitchen to the bedroom. Actiontec’s MegaPlug solutions provide enhanced 128-bit AES security to prevent neighbors on the same power grid to access personal files or Internet connections. MegaPlug devices also combat electrical interference generated by appliances and other electronic devices, as well as jitter and latency problems.

The Actiontec MegaPlug family includes the MegaPlug 85 Mbps Ethernet Adapter, Actiontec AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter, MegaPlug Wireless Extender, and MegaPlug 85 Mbps 4-Port Hub. Products are available for purchase at a wide range of retail and online stores, including Amazon.com.

About Actiontec Electronics, Inc.
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life – delivering a unified experience that encompasses communications, entertainment, home management, and more. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company’s carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.

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