Motorola's New Range of SURFboard Modems & Home Gateways

  • Posted on: 28 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Motorola’s Home & Network Mobility business this week announced a new range of it’s SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 modem and integrated gateways.  The new devices is designed to deliver better broadband and IP-based voice and data service.  This new range of SURFboard is two times faster than their previous range of DOCSIS 3.0 products and supports high-bandwidth Gigabit Ethernet (GiGe) home networking and channel bonding of up to eight downstream and four upstream channels.

Next Generation System-on-a-Chip Set-top Box Solutions from Broadcom

  • Posted on: 27 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Broadcom, a fables semiconductor company that specializes in wired and wireless home networking solution, this week announced a new HD cable set-top-box system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution with their BCM7119 and BCM7125 chips.  The new technology will allow manufacturers and cable service provider to offer the latest in connected home technology at a cheaper price.

New Powerline Networking Solution from Plaster Networks

  • Posted on: 22 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

Plaster Networks announced availability of a new networking solution for delivering music, videos, and other multimedia content using existing electrical wiring within the home. In response to the growth of streaming video, IPTV, and over-the-top (OTT) applications, Plaster Networks offers a reliable alternative to wireless networks, and is more cost-effective than installing Ethernet cables in the walls.

Xtreamer eTRAYz NAS to Revolutionize Home Media Storage

  • Posted on: 7 October 2009
  • By: chw staff

xtreamer etrayzThe Xtreamer eTRAYz promises to revolutionise the network attach storage (NAS) market when it is release in November.  The new Xtreamer eTRAYz storage devise will have all the features of the current brand of media storage devices plus a host of other   impressive features.  From the pre-release document that I read  the Xtreamer eTRAYz will be a milting pot of both domestic and enterprise storage solution.  The Xtreamer eTRAYz was design specifically for the Xtreamer Media Player but will integrate easily with other devices and software e.g. Apple Mac and PC. The Xtreamer eTRAYz can fully function as a stand alone NAS server that has similar functionalities to any Qnap or Synology.

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.

Back Up Files Wirelessly with Belkin Home Base

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

Belkin Home Base lets anyone within an existing wireless network print to a single, shared printer from anywhere in the home. Attach an external hard drive to one of Home Base's four USB ports to save and share music, pictures, and videos with your family. Home Base will automatically back up each connected computer's files periodically to a connected external hard drive, so you don't have to worry about sudden data loss. With the automatic sharing feature, Home Base can automatically upload your new photos to a Flickr or Picasa account.

Luxul Wireless & Control4 in Pro-WAV Distribution Deal

  • Posted on: 9 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

Pro-WAV-120Conrol4 has agreed with Luxul Wireless, a developer of high-performance wireless signal propagation technologies, to promote and distribute Pro-WAV™ solutions to its nationwide dealer network.  Pro-WAV from Luxul Wireless are designed designed to efficiently expand the coverage area and improve overall network performance, by enabling a single access point to provide complete "whole-home" 802.11 Wi-Fi coverage.

Broadcom & SoftAtHome Collaborate on IP Set-Top Box

  • Posted on: 9 September 2009
  • By: chw staff

broadcomBroadcom and SoftAtHome have collaborated to create a customized software interface which leverages Broadcom's high-performance silicon hardware and is running on a range of Broadcom high definition (HD) STB solutions, including the BCM7405 and BCM7325. SoftAtHome, a software provider of home operating platforms that help service providers deliver convergent applications for the digital home will integrate its systems with Broadcom’s, to develop a solution for hybrid, satellite and IP set-top boxes (STBs) accelerating time-to-market for advanced video and TV services.