SOURCE: CopperGate Communications, Inc.

CopperGate Communications, Inc.

October 01, 2009 09:00 ET

CopperGate's Nadav Katsir to Speak at Set-Top Box

Learn About the Future of Whole-Home Networking and the Emerging G.hn Standard

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Today, CopperGate Communications Ltd., the Everywire Home Networking Company™, announced that CopperGate's Vice President of Business Development Nadav Katsir will be a featured speaker at Set-Top Box 2009, which runs from October 6 - 7 in San Jose, California.

During his session, titled, "The Future of Whole-Home Entertainment Networking," Katsir will describe the integrated whole-home entertainment network, along with futuristic applications such as the smart grid. He'll show how these applications will eventually migrate to a single "mesh" network of existing wires that are robust, reliable, cost-effective, and plug and play. Mr. Katsir will also discuss the emerging G.hn standard for wired home networks and will show how the wireless technology will fit into the wholly connected home.

Katsir will join top executives and technologists who will share their insights about advancements in technologies, services, consumer behaviors and alternative service providers for the operators, CPE/CE OEMs, content providers, technology suppliers and software/application vendors who plan to attend the show.

Executive Quotes:

Nadav Katsir, Vice President of Business Development:

"During my presentation at Set-Top Box, I'll talk about the future of whole-home networking, which already exists in customers' homes -- coaxial cable, phoneline, and powerline. Existing wires offer enough bandwidth for media-rich applications today and for key applications in the future. Today, the HomePNA standard offers the best path for distributing bandwidth-intensive entertainment and broadband applications throughout the home using an existing wires approach. And CopperGate-enabled IPTV has generated more than $1 billion in new revenues for service providers."

"During my session, participants will hear about the emerging G.hn standard, which will enable consumer electronic devices such as TVs, set-top boxes, video download equipment, media storage solutions and gaming devices to connect with personal computers and home networking equipment such as routers, wireless access points, Internet gateways, Optical Terminal Networks (ONTs) and iNIDs. G.hn represents the true potential of home entertainment networking. This universal standard delivers the ultimate in performance with the highest level of interconnectivity among devices in the home."

Highlights / Key Facts

-- CopperGate is leading the way in Home Entertainment Networks with solutions for IPTV Solutions, Triple Play Services, and Whole Home DVR.

-- CopperGate is the only company that provides standards-based chipsets to enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. CopperGate's chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges deployed by four of the top five telcos in North America who are deploying IPTV.

-- G.hn, the working name for the ITU-T recommendation G.9960, is a new home networking standard designed to enable the connected home. It is the only proposed home networking standard with a unified solution for delivering IP traffic across AC powerlines, coax cables and phone lines. The new standard is the only one for performance improvements up to three times the existing standards available today.

-- Nadav joined CopperGate in 2002 as director of sales and support. He was instrumental in the establishment of CopperGate's foothold in the North American market. Nadav brings to CopperGate extensive knowledge and experience in software development for packet telephony. He has over 10 years of technical sales experience that includes both the U.S. and international markets. Nadav holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel, and a degree in Information Systems from the University of California, Berkeley.

Links / Urls to Learn More:

Home Entertainment Networks

Over the Top Applications

G.hn

About CopperGate

CopperGate Communications is the only company whose standards-based chipsets enable carrier-class distribution of broadband digital content over all three types of existing wires in the home: coax, phone, and power. The company sells its technology to OEMs who build solutions for multimedia home networking and multi-dwelling unit (MDU) broadband access markets. CopperGate's chips are used in set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminators and Ethernet bridges. CopperGate is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, China, and Japan. Please visit: http://www.copper-gate.com.

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