Sumitomo Electric Industries Chooses Intellon's HomePlug® AV Powerline Solution for In-Home Distribution of NTT Neomeit Services in Japan

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Intellon HomePlug® AV-based ICs in Sumitomo powerline communications (PLC) adapters enable NTT Neomeit services to be distributed throughout subscribing Japanese homes via existing electrical wiring.

OCALA, FL — Intellon Corporation (Nasdaq: ITLN), a leading provider of HomePlug®-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL) and smart grid applications, announced that Sumitomo Electric Industries has chosen Intellon’s HomePlug AV-based IC to enable the in-home distribution of NTT Neomeit Corporation’s broadband services to subscribers in Japan. Intellon’s ICs are used in Sumitomo SN-200HP PLC adapters, which provide connectivity from the broadband access modem to other devices throughout the customer’s home using the existing electrical wiring.

Advanced technological features of the Intellon ICs not only allow NTT Neomeit subscribers to easily create an in-home network for their subscription services, but also provide a high degree of network security and service quality. This underlying technology enables the Sumitomo adapters to provide robust, 128-bit AES network security encryption while delivering a Quality of Service (QoS) that is deemed mandatory for supporting entertainment-grade VoD (Video on Demand) and other content distribution services.

“We are excited about providing a HomePlug AV-based connectivity solution in Japan for NTT Neomeit services,” said Yoshikazu Nishiwaki, general manager of the Broadband Equipment Development Division of Sumitomo Electric Industries. “Excellent performance is a requirement our service provider customers demand and we chose HomePlug-based solutions because they have demonstrated superior performance over other proprietary forms of powerline solutions. In particular, we chose Intellon because it is the leading provider of ICs based on the global HomePlug standard.”

“Intellon is proud to be working with Sumitomo to address Japan’s need for simple, secure and reliable whole-house, high-speed connectivity,” said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. “Our ICs deliver No New Wires® connectivity based on the global HomePlug standard and are being selected by manufacturers and service providers worldwide to meet the technical demands of whole-house broadband service deployments and media distribution.”