ST&T Uses Intellon’s HomePlug AV-Based INT6400 for HD Media Link System

  • Posted on: 5 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, Ethernet-over-Coax (EoC) and smart grid applications, announced that ST&T Electric Corporation, a Taiwan-based broadband solution provider, has integrated Intellon’s newest HomePlug AV chipset, the INT6400, into its new HD Media Link System (Model HDAV 6490). The system moves HD video from source devices to TVs throughout a home using the existing electrical wiring.

The HDAV 6490 will allow consumers to easily connect various HD sources to HD TVs or projectors throughout the home without having to install any new wiring or wrestle with complicated set-ups. With the existing electrical lines providing a fast, reliable wired connection between various entertainment components, consumers can enjoy entertainment-grade video at virtually any electrical outlet.

In addition to the transmission of the digital HD signals, the HDAV 6490’s infrared pass-through transmits remote commands over the home’s power lines so users can operate remotes in the TV viewing room for the AV source located in another room.

“This unit allows you to move video or game content from Blu-ray players, digital video recorders, network drives, PCs, game consoles and the like from one location in the home to a TV located in another room,” said Rick Furtney, president and COO of Intellon Corporation. “By integrating our INT6400, the unit provides reliable connectivity and entertainment-grade video at a lower cost than professional installations or other more complicated solutions.”

“ST&T is pleased to work with Intellon in bringing the HDAV 6490 to the consumer entertainment market,” said Tony Li, general manager of ST&T Electric Corporation. “Intellon’s INT 6400 HomePlug AV IC allowed us to provide a highly integrated, low power and cost-effective solution for in-home multimedia distribution.”

The INT6400 is Intellon’s most advanced IC. It has the lowest power consumption of any 200 Mbps PHY-rate HomePlug AV-class IC, supports European 2011 Code of Conduct requirements for adapters and embedded products and delivers higher TCP throughput and more customer programmability options (such as programmable LEDs, push buttons and diagnostics), as well as improved Quality of Service (QoS).