Woxter’s multi-room HDMI extender, VideoLAN™ embeds DS2´s Powerline technology to offer a full HD home theatre experience anywhere in the home

  • VideoLAN ™ is a compact, plug and play, cable-free solution to connect any AV source: set-top-box, multimedia player, Blu-ray player, with HD TV’s throughout the home
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Valencia, SPAIN, 30th November 2009Woxter Tech., a leading manufacturer of AV, storage and multimedia products, and DS2, a leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology (PLC), announced today that Woxter has embedded DS2 powerline technology in VideoLAN™, the first multi-room, cable-free HDMI extender offering a full HD home theatre experience at any electrical outlet, anywhere in the home.

VideoLAN ™ is a compact, easy to install solution that allows customers to connect HD TV’s with any AV source such as a set-top-box, multimedia player, Blu-ray player, Xbox, satellite, DVD player, media REC or Woxter’s i-CUBE product series to distribute video at full HD1080p resolution to HD TV’s at any other electrical outlet, anywhere in the home. "VideoLAN is the first of its kind enabling users to enjoy a truly Plug-and-Play solution for Full HD 1080p over PLC for in-home use. Its unique design and concept has been patented worldwide, said Javier Parraga, Woxter CEO.  He added, "DS2´s Aitana ++ chipset provides ample bandwidth to stream high quality HDTV signals throughout the home. The many features included in the DS2 reference design for embedded applications allowed us to develop a compact, easy to install and secure Home AV extender offering a full HD experience and it is both transparent to operate and cable free."

VideoLAN receives input from any user remote control in any room to offer transparent, cable free, multi-room connectivity for HD viewing at the touch of a button. VideoLAN’s unique design is simple to use and reduces cable clutter behind the TV since both transmitter and receiver come equipped with a built in female outlet allowing customers to save an external wall outlet as the design evens powers the TV unit.  

"By integrating DS2´s Aitana++ chipset, VideoLAN uses existing electrical wiring in the home to provide a HD-ready wired connection for a simple, convenient, plug and go set up for HD entertainment transmission throughout the home," said Jorge Blasco, President and CEO DS2.

Aitana ++ is DS2's third generation wireline chipset that offers a compact and "green" product for Home Networking, Smart Grid, Smart Building or Ethernet over Coax products. Based on advanced OFDM modulation it provides the ability to cope with the challenges of any type of medium, be it powerline, coax or twisted pair and deliver a peak data rate of more that 200Mbps for bandwidth hungry applications. Aitana ++ Reference Designs support push button configuration for easy set up. The technology sets new energy saving standards offering reduced power consumption in normal operation and up to 70 per cent reduction in stand by mode. Aitana ++ chipsets guarantee quality of service where multiple media sources and rendering devices share the same medium. The chipset has managed queues with multiple priority levels and strict bandwidth and latency guarantees to mix different types of service like Data, VoIP, IPTV or Video on Demand on the same network, and guarantee that each traffic stream is allocated its required network resources.

VideoLAN is available now online at www.woxter.com and through major retail stores in USA and Europe.

About Woxter
Woxter Technology Co. is a leading multimedia consumer electronics manufacturer.  Woxter specializes in new concept products, designs and ideas always focusing on customer usability and satisfaction. Woxter R+D’s specialized engineering team produces and distributes around 50 new products every year with a top quality/performance ratio.  Woxter Technology’s main sales channel is through Europe and USA with expansion during 2010 to Middle East and Asian countries. Further information can be found at www.woxter.com.

About DS2
DS2 is the leading technology innovator and a global provider of high-speed semiconductor solutions for Powerline Communications and other wire-line network communications products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200 Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, to and throughout urban and rural communities.  


Ann Whyte                       
DS2 -Director of Corporate Communications            
Tel:  +34 627 00 96 49                    

Caroline Addy
IBA – PR for DS2
Tel: +44 (0) 1780 721 433

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