Sunday, August 26, 2007

Intellon to Provide HomePlug for DIRECTV

Intellon announced that its HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications IC will provide "No New Wires" connectivity for DIRECTV's Video On Demand service that is scheduled to launch this fall.

DIRECTV On Demand will offer customers access to thousands of titles, including movies, music, popular television shows and more, through their DIRECTV Plus HDDVR.

DIRECTV customers who sign up for the new service will have access to a HomePlug-enabled surge protector and a HomePlug powerline-to-Ethernet adapter, manufactured by TII Network Technologies. This will enable the consumer to connect each HR20 set-top box to the Internet for DIRECTV content downloading, using existing home wiring.

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