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.

By Video/Imaging DesignWire Staff

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Video/Imaging DesignWire
(6/11/2009 10:50:08 PM)

Tel Aviv and Newark, CA — CopperGate Communications, the Everywire Home Networking Company, has announced its HomePNAchipsets 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.

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