Lantiq Launches New ADSL2+ System-on-Chip for Broadband Home Gateways

  • Posted on: 27 March 2012
  • By: chw staff

Lantiq has introduced a new set of XWAY ARX300 device family for new ADSL2/2+ Broadband Home Gateways.  The XWAY ARX300 family includes four System-on-Chip (SoC) derivatives to address different system configurations, ranging from cost-optimized fast Ethernet to feature-rich high-performance Gigabit Ethernet systems.

DLNA Adds HomePlug AV and HD-PLC Standards to New Guidlines

  • Posted on: 14 March 2012
  • By: chw staff

HomePlug AV, HD-PLC and the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) have decided to create a unified front for the Powerline Communication (PLC) industry. The DLNA has decided to incorporate HomePlug AV and HD-PLC powerline networking standards into its new Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines due out later this year. Soon home devices that use powerline to communicating will carry the DLNA badge.

Xsilon HANADU To Change In-Home M2M Connectivity

  • Posted on: 11 March 2012
  • By: chw staff

The wireless problems faced by M2M (Machine-to-Machine) service providers is soon to be a thing of the past, according to Xsilon.   The British based M2M solutions developer is promising a new M2M wireless communication platform that will resolve today’s wireless M2M communications issues. The solution is called HANADU and will allow service providers and equipment vendors to overcome wireless obstacles such as deadspots and difficulty penetrating outside walls.

Best Home Networking Devices for 2012

  • Posted on: 5 March 2012
  • By: Patrick Oliphant

Between the months of December and February electronics manufacturers release their latest and best innovations in whatever devices they make.  This is to capitalise on the Christmas spending and also to be a recipient of the CES Innovations award. The other reason and more so now than ever before more of us what to networked the devices in our home and the new year is a good time to make the investment. So I have made a list some of the best networking devices that have been released so far this year from the likes of Cisco, Netgear, Belkin, D-Link and many others.

Verizon Joins Z-Wave Alliance

  • Posted on: 23 February 2012
  • By: chw staff

Verizon has solidified its commitment in the home automation and monitoring market by joining the Z-Wave Alliance.  They will now play a bigger role in promoting the Z-Wave technology and have a direct say in its direction. Verizon has also indicated their interest in making their set-top box solution wireless; therefore, joining the Z-Wave Alliance is one step in that direction.

Broadcom BCM7358 Powers Humax HD Satellite Set-Top Box

  • Posted on: 22 February 2012
  • By: chw staff

broadcomIn their effort to reach more markets and bring down the cost of set-top boxes (STB) Humax has collaborated with Broadcom to develop the world’s first 40nm HD Satellite set-top box. The high definition satellite set-top box solution reduces the system cost for set-top manufactures like Humax and allow them to accelerate deployment of HD satellite STBs.

Verizon Home Media Server Coming In 2012

  • Posted on: 19 February 2012
  • By: chw staff

Verizon is to introduce a new range of Home Media Servers to work with its set-top boxes.  The new Verizon Media Servers will be more energy efficient and will only need a scale down version Verizon set-top box in each room connected to your television. Developed in partnership with Motorola; Verizon said they will only need to deploy a smaller set-top box to each room, one that is small enough to connected to the back of your television.

HomePlug Powerline Alliance To Attend Chinese Technology Summits

  • Posted on: 1 February 2012
  • By: chw staff

In it effort the spread the good news of powerline communication, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance has announced plans to attend two technology summits in China this year. The HomePlug powerline communication technology enables homeowners to use thier existing electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. The Alliance believe this is a chance for local Chinese companies to gain insight into these leading edge technology advancements.

ZyXEL Introduces Aerobeam Intelligent Gigabit Switches

  • Posted on: 26 January 2012
  • By: chw staff

ZyXEL Communications today announced the launch of its Aerobeam five and eight-port gigabit Ethernet Switches (AVS105 and AVS108).   The Aerobeam AVS105 and AVS108 are specifically tuned for the home audio video entertainment center, it automatically prioritizes multimedia streams to ensure the best possible performance and content quality. According to ZyXEL the Aerobeams come ready to support today's popular social networking site and on-Demand media platforms.