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March 15, 2005 02:05 ET

DS2 Dominates World of Powerline Pavilion at CeBIT 2005; Multiple Suppliers Show Case DS2 Based 200Mbps PLC Equipment


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MARCH 15, 2005 - 02:05 ET

DS2 Dominates World of Powerline Pavilion at CeBIT
2005; Multiple Suppliers Show Case DS2 Based 200Mbps
PLC Equipment

HANNOVER, Germany--(CCNMatthews - Mar 15, 2005) -

Multiple suppliers have chosen CeBIT to showcase products and networking
devices based on DS2's 200 Mbps chips, the only high-speed powerline
chips available today. New products incorporating the Consumer
Electronics Association and /Consumer Electronics Show award winning
chips dominate the World of Powerline Pavilion at CeBIT. DS2 chips,
whose shipments are approaching a million units, are the chips of choice
for interoperable powerline communication devices covering any
application from metropolitan area networking to integration into
consumer electronics devices such as televisions, home theatre sets and
IP set-top boxes for triple play. Visitors to CeBIT can see the new
products on display at both the DS2 stand and at dedicated supplier
stands in the World of Powerline Pavilion (Hall 14, Stand 13). Among the
products from over eight different suppliers that have begun shipments
and visitors can see on display or demonstrated on the show floor are
the following:

At the dedicated Corinex stand visitors can see a demonstration of the
PLC-AV generation Powerline products by Corinex with breakthrough speeds
of up to 200 Mbps across existing electrical wiring. Audio, streaming
high definition video, online gaming, and other high bandwidth
applications can easily run simultaneously over networks utilizing these
adapters.

Ilevo, a brand of Schneider Electric, unveils a compact powerline
repeater that targets both outdoor and indoor PLC applications. Ilevo
provides anywhere in the world solutions adapted to the needs of
customers.

EBA has a PLC-CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) on display.

At the Mitsubishi Electric Powerline Communications stand visitors can
see a demo of the 200MBPS AV series access system. Repeaters are
available as Time Division or Frequency Division technology for the best
value and performance ratio and a self-configuration mode ensures
maximum "User-friendliness" of the CPE.

ST&T showcases its Powerline Media Adapter for Home Entertainment and
Broadband Access, which connects your home A/V systems with broadband
services.

Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) unveils its compact 200Mbps CPE
designed for Japanese and worldwide Markets. Co designed with the
leading Japanese electrical utility, Tepco, it will be used in both home
and office applications in Japan. After several months shipping in
volume, SEI shall start shipments in Japan as soon as regulation allows.

Toyocom is displaying its Customer Premises Equipment that is designed
for location at the user's electricity socket. Its interfaces are VoIP,
USB and Eth. QoS enables CPE to manage the bandwidth.

Also on show is a DS2 netdisk PLC which is a network area storage
device, supporting NDAs, that allows content from integrated mass media
storage units, such as digital audio video or data to be distributed
anywhere in the home.

At the World of Powerline Pavilion, DS2 brings the world of high speed
Powerline Communications to life with a demonstration that runs
simultaneously an interoperable broadband connection for Internet
access, telephony and high-speed data transfer and home networking
including data, high quality video and audio.

About DS2

DS2 (www.ds2.es) is the leading supplier of silicon and software for
Power line Communications (PLC). Founded in 1998, DS2 counts on Endesa,
(www.endesa.es) and Japanese trading corporation, Itochu
(www.Itochu.com) among its investors. DS2 Power line technology converts
the existing electricity grid and domestic power lines into a high-speed
communications network supporting voice, video and data services, at low
cost. DS2's Power line technology delivers data rates in excess of 200
Mbps to support multiple simultaneous video-streams, voice and data
applications. DS2 is driving standardization activity in many
international bodies and DS2 reference designs and chips have been
chosen by numerous world-class branded manufacturers who incorporate DS2
technology in finished products for all sectors of the PLC market.

For more information about DS2, please visit http://www.ds2.es

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