DS2 advocates Powerline Communications for whole home connectivity in IPTV services

  • Interoperability the key theme of DS2's Powerline Communications Connectivity demo

Valencia, SPAIN - 2 June, 2008 - DS2, the leading technology innovator and global supplier of high-speed powerline communications technology, will join the ranks of leading international silicon suppliers at Computex 2008, debuting on the show floor in the new Nangang Hall, with a tailor-made, public display entitled Connectivity. The demo highlights key features of DS2 Powerline Communications ICs for self-install and whole home networking in IPTV services to build or extend a home network for all the family.

"Leadership is commitment. Our move to the expanded Computex exhibition space in the new Nangang complex is a measure of DS2's commitment to serve the ever-growing demand for powerline communications technology in Asia, and in particular the ever-increasing number of Taiwanese powerline communication equipment suppliers on the global market," said Victor Dominguez, Co-Founder and VP Sales at DS2.

Interoperability between different generations of powerline technology is a key feature of the demo which includes:

DE21P Reference Design for Embedded Powerline Applications
DS2's DE21P Embedded Powerline Reference Design is designed for use with Aitana, DS2’s leading 200Mbps chipset solution for reliable high speed multimedia home networking, consumer electronics and service provider IPTV applications. DS2 will be previewing  how solutions based on the DE21P module embedded in widely different products including set top boxes, home gateways, remote speaker systems, IP cameras, or personal computers, can deliver reliable HD streaming for time-shift video, personal video file sharing, IPTV and HDTV.

Secure HDTV streaming with AitanaTM based Powerline Adapters
Aitana is DS2's 2nd generation 200Mbps Powerline IC. The chipset includes a powerful embedded multimedia network processor and programmable API that makes the process of developing lower cost solutions to deliver secure, manageable and uninterrupted IPTV, VoIP and video streaming throughout the home much easier for service providers worldwide. Aitana’s unique TDMA-based MAC enhances uninterrupted video-streaming, and is today the only solution able to handle video multi-streaming, and neighbour networks efficiently by reducing the congestion on the network often associated with CSMA systems. At Computex 2008, DS2 will be demonstrating simultaneous transmission of multiple HDTV streams using Aitana-based powerline communications modems to connect between multiple TV screens and an X-box for streaming and transfer of high-quality video content.

Audio IP with Montgo
Montgo is DS2’s lowest cost 100Mbps Powerline IC that is fully interoperable with Aitana so that devices based on either can be connected on the same network and they will communicate with one another, whether rated at 100Mbp or 200Mbps. During Computex, visitors to DS2's booth can see how 100Mbps Powerline Adapted based on Montgo deliver audio IP while on the same network with Aitana-based products delivering HDTV streaming.

Visitors to Computex can visit DS2 at Booth# M436-M535 in the Nangang Hall.  

DS2 Co-Founder and VP Sales, Victor Dominguez is a guest speaker at the high-level dinner to close the special Computex Taipei Forum - NGN 2008 discussing Next Generation Networks: All 4U Ubiquitous, Universal, Unique & User-Oriented.  This invitation-only event organised by the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs with the support of TAITRA, the Taipei Computer Association, MOEA, Institute of Information Industry and Dempa Publications Inc, will take place on Wednesday 4th June, 2008 at TWTC. Mr. Dominguez's dinner speech will focus on next generation powerline networks and will show that the emerging Powerline Industry has the strength, the potential and the roadmap to become an integral part of Next Generation Networking.  

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 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, 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.

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

Manuela Whittaker
PR for DS2
Tel: +44 1780 721 433

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