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CopperGate Chipsets Selected to Drive Actiontec’s New HomePNA Adapters
HomePNA adapters leverage existing coax wiring to bring ultra-broadband connections to the digital home
Tel Aviv, Israel, Newark, CA – May 4, 2009 – CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company, has announced its HomePNA chipsets have been selected by Actiontec Electronics, a leading developer of broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions, for its newest product the HomePNA Ethernet-to-Coax Network Adapter.
“Demand for HomePNA technology is booming because it reduces installation costs and time dramatically for IPTV solutions,” said Actiontec vice president of business development, Brian Henrichs. “Our HomePNA adapters deliver all the bandwidth customers need, without having to install new wires. It is perfect for connecting an optical network terminal (ONT) to set-top boxes and home routers/gateways.”
The Actiontec HomePNA Ethernet-to-coax Network Adapter connects standard Ethernet and coax cabling, to bring multimedia easily and cost-effectively to the home; it is especially suited for large rich media files like HDTV, video on demand, movies, music, and photos.
“In a competitive environment, it is important to give service providers more choices to implement robust home entertainment solutions,” said William Simmelink, president of the HomePNA Alliance. “Actiontec’s HomePNA adapter offers them the opportunity to use the technology that is already deployed successfully in well over a million homes.”
HomePNA technology is rapidly becoming the IPTV standard for home entertainment networking with more than 40 service providers already standardizing on HomePNA. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-based standard delivers the best price-performance of any home networking technology and can reduce installation times by half. Already, four out of the top five North American telcos deploying IPTV have chosen HomePNA. Every month, more than 100,000 new homes are enabled with high bandwidth IPTV and triple-play networks using HomePNA technology.
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.
CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. The company sells its technology to OEMs who build solutions for multimedia home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets. CopperGate’s chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five telcos in North America who are deploying IPTV. Founded in 2000, CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan. Please visit: http://www.copper-gate.com
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