nSine Unveils $5 Powerline Networking Solution and Joint Venture in Japan

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from nSine Limited

    READING, England, April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     1. nSine Limited (Reading UK) today:
 
     *  unveils details of its nPlug(TM) low-cost broadband in-home powerline
        networking technology
 
     *  announces availability of its nPlug development kit providing customers
        and business partners with a complete toolkit for building, evaluating
        and testing nPlug-based systems for powerline networking.
 
     nPlug delivers:
 
     *  robust in-home powerline networking
     *  at costs low enough to allow embedding in all consumer devices
     *  running initially at a data rate of 2.5Mbps, and with an estimated
        total solution pricing of around $5
 
     nPlug represents a revolutionary development in home networking price /
 performance.  Customers integrating nPlug designs into existing silicon can
 substantially reduce costs further.  The low cost architecture is demonstrably
 scalable to 40Mbps.
 
     2. nSine Limited (Reading UK) and SOFTBANK Networks Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)
 Announce Joint Venture:
 
     to exploit nSine's powerline networking technology in Japan and the Asian
 region.
     Following a week of technology demonstrations in Osaka and Tokyo, nSine
 will join with SOFTBANK Networks to establish nSine Powernet Japan, to support
 the adoption of nSine's technology by leading Japanese consumer electronics
 companies.
     Mr. Yutaka Shinto, President and CEO of SOFTBANK Networks Inc., commenting
 on the partnership with nSine, said:
     "nSine's ultra low cost network solution enables many high volume consumer
 applications, and SOFTBANK Networks is enthusiastic about establishing a de
 facto standard for home networking with Japan's powerful consumer electronics
 industry."  He added, "Softbank has great experience of partnering with
 international technology companies to establish successful markets in Japan
 and we look forward to working with nSine."
 
 

SOURCE nSine Limited
    READING, England, April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 
     1. nSine Limited (Reading UK) today:
 
     *  unveils details of its nPlug(TM) low-cost broadband in-home powerline
        networking technology
 
     *  announces availability of its nPlug development kit providing customers
        and business partners with a complete toolkit for building, evaluating
        and testing nPlug-based systems for powerline networking.
 
     nPlug delivers:
 
     *  robust in-home powerline networking
     *  at costs low enough to allow embedding in all consumer devices
     *  running initially at a data rate of 2.5Mbps, and with an estimated
        total solution pricing of around $5
 
     nPlug represents a revolutionary development in home networking price /
 performance.  Customers integrating nPlug designs into existing silicon can
 substantially reduce costs further.  The low cost architecture is demonstrably
 scalable to 40Mbps.
 
     2. nSine Limited (Reading UK) and SOFTBANK Networks Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)
 Announce Joint Venture:
 
     to exploit nSine's powerline networking technology in Japan and the Asian
 region.
     Following a week of technology demonstrations in Osaka and Tokyo, nSine
 will join with SOFTBANK Networks to establish nSine Powernet Japan, to support
 the adoption of nSine's technology by leading Japanese consumer electronics
 companies.
     Mr. Yutaka Shinto, President and CEO of SOFTBANK Networks Inc., commenting
 on the partnership with nSine, said:
     "nSine's ultra low cost network solution enables many high volume consumer
 applications, and SOFTBANK Networks is enthusiastic about establishing a de
 facto standard for home networking with Japan's powerful consumer electronics
 industry."  He added, "Softbank has great experience of partnering with
 international technology companies to establish successful markets in Japan
 and we look forward to working with nSine."
 
 SOURCE  nSine Limited