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Intellon's HomePlug Used For Connectivity In DIRECTV

Home networking IC provider Intellon Corp.'s HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications chip will provide "No New Wires" connectivity for DIRECTV's video-on-demand service scheduled to launch this fall. Customers 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 customer to connect each HR20 set-top box to the Internet for DIRECTV content downloading using existing home wiring. "We are pleased that Intellon's HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications IC will provide the connectivity solution for DIRECTV's on-demand service," Rick Furtney, president and Chief Operating Officer of Intellon, said in a statement.

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