presents fully interoperable 100Mbps, 200Mbps and 400Mbps Powerline Communications technology at CeBIT 2008, Hall 13, Stand C83. The standards-based company created and patented the baseline technology for the Universal Powerline Association Digital Home Standard for multi-media home networking and service provider applications. UPA´s Digital Home Standard is the best selling powerline communications technology for IPTV services selected by leading service providers including Belgacom, British Telecom, Neuf Cegetel, Portugal Telecom, Telefónica, Telecom Italia and Telia Sonera. Over four million 200Mbps UPA ICs have been sold. DS2 holds the largest market share of this expanding market for 200Mbps powerline communication products in the retail, service provider and smart grid markets. At CeBIT, DS2 will be demonstrating cross generation, fully interoperable solutions for networking in the Digital Home and will be introducing new powerline products and solutions for Smart Grid and embedded applications.
DS2´s Connecting the Planet demonstration, CeBIT 2008
Visitors to the DS2 stand can catch a preview of fully interoperable powerline networking. The demo includes DS2´s 100Mbps Montgo™ chipset for Internet sharing, audio and data networking, the market leading and award winning 200 Mbps Aitana chipset and DS2´s 400 Mbps technology for next generation advanced simultaneous multimedia applications for service provider and consumer home networking applications.
This full interoperability feature is unique to DS2 technologies. No other Powerline Communications technologies on the market today offer full backward and forward interoperability between each new generation of technology. Other powerline technologies cannot create a networked Digital Home when different generations of technologies are used together for home networking or service provider applications. This makes them unsuitable for embedded applications. DS2 technology provides each application the bandwidth that it needs so that video streaming, internet browsing and online gaming can all be done simultaneously by different people within the home and new applications can integrate into an existing network without disrupting it, or if there isn’t one, can establish a new network that will be open to new systems joining at a later date. This paves the way towards embedding powerline technology in everyday devices. Using DS2 based devices consumers can be sure that the next powerline application they buy will work within the home network they have already established.
Introducing: Two new solutions from DS2
At CeBIT DS2 will introduce a new Smart Grid solution that includes unique network planning and manageability functions to support commercial BPL and Smart Grid services. Available as a firmware upgrade the Smart Grid solution benefits from new modular architecture that promotes code reuse thus reducing the development cycle while allowing product developers greater access to advance on chip features for greater customization and product differentiation.
DS2 will also introduce a new Reference Design for embedded applications. The DE21P based on Aitana 200 Mbps chipset is a compact module for integration in embedded designs such as set-top-boxes, gateways, desktop PCs, media centers, networked audio devices or home security cameras.