Gigle Networks Technology Pushes Solwise Adapters to Gigabit Speeds, Enables 'No-New-Wires' Installation

GGL541 System-on-chip Gigabit Intelligent Multi-PHY Switch with Mediaxtream(TM) Technology Delivers Whole-Home, High-Definition (HD) Video Streaming whilst maintaining full interoperability with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug(R) AV products

Jun 30, 2010, 03:00 ET from Gigle Networks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., BARCELONA, Spain and EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigle Networks, the leading developer of intelligent multi-PHY switching devices for both wired and wireless entertainment grade home networking, today announced that Solwise has selected the company's GGL541 solution for its PL-1000M Mediaxtream/HomePlug AV Ethernet adapter.  Gigle Networks' HomePlug AV chipset with Mediaxtream™ technology enables the Solwise adapter to deliver ultra-high-speed, low-latency connections for residential gateways, game consoles, media players, PCs and IPTV set-top boxes.

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"We are extremely excited about our latest, fastest, and smartest powerline adapter product for the demanding entertainment networking market," said Paul Stephenson, managing director with Solwise.  "The Gigle Networks technology enables our adapter to deliver streaming video experiences, allow for gaming and distribute all types of rich multi-media content over the existing electrical mains circuit to network devices anywhere in the home, without requiring any extra wiring, cabling or complex installation.  It combines performance with simplicity to deliver a truly superior consumer entertainment experience."

"Solwise's new PL-1000M Mediaxtream/HomePlug AV Ethernet adapter offers an ideal example of the tremendous benefits of powerline technology for consumer entertainment networking," said Rick Walker, director EU sales with Gigle Networks.  "We have worked closely with Solwise to deliver a home-networking solution that will give Solwise customers a superior entertainment experience, along with hassle-free installation."

Gigle Networks' GGL541 chipset uses the company's patented Mediaxtream technology to deliver wireline Gigabit-class performance with minimum latency, while maintaining full interoperability with other certified compliant 200Mbps HomePlug AV products and forthcoming IEEE 1901 products. The fully integrated GGL541 device includes dual physical-layer (PHY) interfaces, media access control (MAC) and Smart Mesh home/Quality-of-Service (QoS)/Class-of-Service (CoS) switching capabilities.  Smart Mesh capabilities coordinate traffic management for optimum performance and coverage in difficult signal environments or over long networking connections in the home.

Gigle Networks' GGL541 chipset also meets European 2011 Code of Conduct requirements for adapters and QoS, which is essential for video distribution around the home.  Additionally, all Gigle Networks devices support Gigle Networks' Xtendnet™ intelligent switching technology, which amplifies and re-times signals on the powerline for improved network coverage.  They also meet the active and standby power requirements for adapters of the Energy using Products Directive (EuP) Lot 6.

About Gigle Networks: Plug into the Fun

Gigle Networks provides System­on-Chip (SoC) integrated circuits and complete system solutions for multimedia home networking that can extend wired and wireless Ethernet everywhere in the home – without the need for new wires. Targeted for applications such as Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), broadband TV (BBTV), Video on Demand (VoD), and Voice over IP (VoIP), Gigle Networks' products offer superior performance, coverage and Quality of Service (QoS) when compared to alternative communication technologies, and are designed to be easily integrated into consumer electronics and networked products. Gigle Networks is a strong supporter of open standards, a board member of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, and an active participant in the IEEE 1901 standards body and the ITU-T G.hn wireline standardization initiative. Gigle Networks has offices in Redwood City, Calif., Barcelona, Spain, and Edinburgh, UK. Further information can be found at www.giglenetworks.com

About Solwise

Founded in 1991, Solwise Ltd. is a UK based Distributor of telecoms and computer products. In addition to our attractively priced range of high quality Home Networking, Wide Area WiFi, ADSL and HomePlug adapters, we stock a number of interesting specialist items. Further information can be found at www.solwise.co.uk.

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