Press release

Company / 06.03.2006

devolo and Intellon Bring HomePlug AV Powerline Communications Products to European Markets


New Products Based on Global 200Mbps HomePlug AV Standard Support Triple-play and High Definition Multimedia Home Entertainment Applications. Intellon Corporation, the world leader in HomePlug® standards-based powerline communications (PLC) integrated circuits, today announced that devolo AG of Aachen, Germany is using Intellon’s HomePlug AV powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) in devolo’s new dLAN 200 Ethernet adapters. The new adapters enable service providers and consumers to distribute multiple streams of high definition video and digital audio over existing in-home powerlines, making them the ideal solution for high definition IPTV, triple-play and multi-media entertainment applications.

“devolo’s popular dLAN 85 Ethernet adapters, which use Intellon’s HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo ICs, have already been adopted by major European telecoms for use in their IPTV services,” said Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo. “Given the market success of these products, it was logical for us to use Intellon’s latest HomePlug AV ICs in our next-generation dLAN 200 adapters.”

“HomePlug AV has the bandwidth and robustness to deliver multiple streams of rich entertainment along with other digital traffic,” said Charlie Harris, chairman and CEO of Intellon. “This is why service providers and leading equipment manufacturers such as devolo are using Intellon’s HomePlug AV ICs as the whole-house networking solution for multi-media entertainment and high definition IPTV rollouts.”

The new HomePlug AV products from devolo are on display at CeBIT in the Intellon booth, Hall 14, Stand H13, and in the devolo booth, Hall 15, Stand D12.

About Intellon Corporation

Intellon is the world leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access and commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over four million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon holds the dominant market share of the rapidly growing HomePlug market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit

About the HomePlug Powerline Alliance

Founded in 2000 and backed 65 members worldwide, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is the leading open-standards organization developing global interoperable powerline communications standards. HomePlug sponsor companies include Comcast, EarthLink, GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co., Intel Corporation, Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems, Inc., Motorola, RadioShack Corporation, Samsung, Sharp Laboratories of America, and Sony. 

Intellon and No New Wires are registered trademarks of Intellon Corporation. HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.