SOURCE: Comtrend Corporation

Comtrend Corporation

February 16, 2010 10:15 ET

Comtrend Corporation Launches BeamLink HD IPTV Wireless Video Adapters

BeamLink Gives Service Providers a Way to Distribute Multiple Streams of High Quality Video While Reducing Expensive Truck Rolls

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Comtrend Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, today announced the launch of its new BeamLink Wireless Video Adapters. Now available to service providers in North America, the BeamLink adapters are used to distribute multiple streams of carrier-grade High Definition (HD) IPTV content from an Ethernet-equipped home gateway or DVR to IP set top boxes.

BeamLink provides a high-quality, wire-like IPTV video experience along with whole home networking coverage free of dead spots. Through the use of Celeno's HD Wi-Fi chipset, consumers can now experience a superior HD viewing experience. BeamLink provides unique and cost-effective multi-client scalability for service providers while eliminating the cost and hassle of installing new wires. The ease of self-installation does away with expensive truck rolls -- simply connect the main BeamLink AP device to your gateway and the remote client to your IP set top box.

BeamLink is easily self-installed with plug and play operation, supporting up to four client set top boxes. With one push of a button, the network is automatically self-installed and associated in a matter of seconds. The IPTV home network allows subscribers to enjoy simple connectivity of multiple HD video sources (such as IPTV, Video-on-Demand, stored content on DVR) with the various TV screens in the home.

"With the growing demand for HD viewing, the new BeamLink adapters are a perfect fit for any service provider looking to provide highly optimized HD IPTV distribution within the home," says John Castreje, General Manager for Comtrend North America. "In fact, BeamLink can achieve an exceptional coverage footprint with wire-like video quality. BeamLink adds to Comtrend's growing portfolio of home networking products and focus on new technology dedicated to enabling our customers to offer additional services with ease."

Through OptimizAIR™ technology, BeamLink leverages the wide 5GHz spectrum, employing special interference immunity technologies and selecting available channels on the fly. Up to four TV screens can receive different and concurrent HD streams with guaranteed quality of service, consistently and independently of the infrastructure type or quality of the existing wires in the home. Unique Beam Forming MIMO technology keeps the radiated energy to a bare minimum across the home as well as in neighboring apartments -- in fact, radiation is only a small percentage of that induced by other Wi-Fi solutions.

Learn more about BeamLink at www.comtrend.com.

About Comtrend Corporation

Comtrend Corporation is a leading global supplier of DSL-based networking solutions. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of ADSL2+, Bonded DSL, VDSL2, GPON, STBs, VOIP and other networking technologies. We bring value to consumers through our direct service provider customers across the world. Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and market-leading performance. Comtrend's vision is to bring people together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California, and offices in Spain, Brazil, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, China and Taiwan. For more information please visit www.comtrend.com.

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