Sumitomo Electric Industries has selected Intellon’s
HomePlug-based INT6000 IC to enable in-home distribution of KDDI’s IPTV services in Japan. Intellon’s ICs are used in Sumitomo’s G02P1 PLC adapters, which provide connectivity from the broadband access modem to the IPTV set-top-box using the existing electrical wiring in the customer’s home.
Based on the HomePlug AV global standard, Intellon’s powerline communications ICs allow KDDI subscribers to easily create an in-home network for their IPTV service. In addition, Sumitomo’s G02P1 PLC adapters include robust network security encryption (128-bit AES) and Quality of Service features as part of the INT6000 ICs that are mandatory for VOD (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 particular, we chose Intellon as a leading provider of global standard HomePlug-based solutions and also because of the superior performance demonstrated by HomePlug technology over other proprietary forms of powerline communications – a requirement for our service provider customers.”
“Intellon is proud to be working with Sumitomo to address Japan’s need for simple, secure and reliable whole-house, high-speed connectivity,” stated Bill Casby, vice president of sales for Intellon Corporation. “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.”