DS2 showcases the World's first fully interoperable 100Mbps, 200Mbps and 400Mbps powerline communications solutions at CeBIT 2008

  • DS2 introduces new powerline products for Smart Grid and embedded applications

Valencia, Spain, 27th February, 2008 - DS2, the leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, 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 (UPA) 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 MontgoTM chipset for Internet sharing, audio and data networking, the market-leading and award-winning 200 Mbps AitanaTM 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. By 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 customisation and product differentiation.

DS2 will also introduce a new Reference Design for embedded applications. The DE21P, based on Aitana 200Mbps chipset, is a compact module for integration in embedded designs, such as set-top-boxes, gateways, desktop PCs, media centres, networked audio devices or home security cameras.

To arrange press briefings with DS2 please contact Ann Whyte by e-mail: ann.whyte@ds2.es or telephone + 34 96 136 60 04

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. Led by a very strong team of former executives from IBM, AT&T/Bell-Labs, INTEL, Philips Semiconductors, France Telecom, Ericsson and Cisco we deliver state-of-the-art ICs and software solutions to manufacturers of consumer electronics, home networking and digital entertainment equipment and broadband access products. DS2 invented high-speed Powerline Communications delivering the first 200Mbps Powerline Communications IC to enable quality multimedia home networking, networked entertainment and broadband access applications to and throughout the home, office, or building, and to and throughout urban and rural communities. Enabling the hidden multimedia network behind the power outlet is the purpose of DS2. Our mission is to connect the Planet. For more information please visit www.ds2.es.

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

Manuela Whittaker
The PressOffice - PR for DS2
Tel: +44 1780 721433


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