Gigle Networks to Showcase Gigabit Home Networking and Participate in Panel Discussion During Parks Associates CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference

Company's Senior Executive, Andy Melder, Will Be A Featured Panelist in Session on How to Deliver A Seamless Consumer Networking Experience

Jun 08, 2010, 09:00 ET from Gigle Networks

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., BARCELONA, Spain and EDINBURGH, UK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigle Networks, the leading developer of intelligent multi-PHY switching technology for both wired and wireless entertainment-grade home networking, today announced that Andy Melder, the company's vice president of business development, will be a featured panelist during the Parks Associates CONNECTIONS conference, which will be held June 8 through June 10 in Santa Clara, Calif.


Melder's panel session at the CONNECTIONS Conference, entitled, "Design Elements for Connected CE," is scheduled for June 9 at 11:15 a.m. in the Santa Clara Convention Center.  Gigle Networks also will be demonstrating its technology in private meetings during the conference at the Convention Center.

"CONNECTIONS  is an outstanding event, and this is a great topic for Gigle Networks to address during the conference," Melder said.  "Delivering a great connected CE experience demands that video and other immersive and rich multimedia content be easy to share on multiple platforms throughout the home. This of course, requires high, stable bandwidth with Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms built in using a combination of wired and wireless technologies for maximum flexibility, and the ability to coordinate everything into a plug-and-play and uniformly satisfying consumer experience.  Gigle Networks' focus has been on extending industry-standard IEEE 1901 powerline technology with key enhancements that provide consumers with 'instant' and extremely reliable gigabit connectivity out of the box, without requiring any new wires, configuration software, or knowledge of networking technology."

Moderated by Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst at Parks, the CE connectivity panel at CONNECTIONS will focus on the multiple components required to deliver a seamless experience to the end user.  Panelists will discuss the demands on middleware and networking technologies to deliver a top-notch user experience, and ways that these solutions can push innovation in the connected home.  In addition to Melder, other panelists in the session include:  Rick Schwartz, Senior Product Manager, PacketVideo; Loren Shade, VP Marketing, Allegro Software Development Corporation; and Gene Sheridan, CEO, BridgeCo.

Gigle Networks' fully integrated, single-chip GGL541 and GGL301 home-networking devices are certified Homeplug®AV compliant by the Homeplug Powerline Alliance and also are the first to support the IEEE 1901 Inter System coexistence Protocol (ISP) through a simple firmware upgrade. Both devices also support Gigle Networks' Mediaxtream® and Xtendnet™ technologies.  Mediaxtream® enables home-networking devices to deliver wireline Gigabit performance over any combination of powerline, phoneline and coaxial cable.  Xtendnet™ aggregates traffic from one or more of these channels to effectively improve coverage, bandwidth and QoS as compared to single-medium or single-channel solutions.  Xtendnet™ also leverages WiFi to intelligently manage IP streams across any of the wireline transports, while aggregating the traffic with a WiFi transport.

For more information or to make an appointment to see Gigle Networks' products and technology demonstrations during the CONNECTIONS conference, please contact Sophia Milenkovic, Marketing Communications Director at

About Gigle Networks: Plug into the Fun

Gigle Networks provides System-­on-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, consumer premises equipment (CPE) 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. Gigle Networks has offices in Redwood City, Calif., Barcelona, Spain, and Edinburgh, UK.


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