Earlier this year, Celeno and Cavium teamed up to pump out a WiFi-based wireless HDMI Solution, and now the former company has notched yet another partner in its quest to spread the joys of wireless video the world over. Announced at the IPTV World Forum, Comtrend has selected Celeno's HD WiFi chips for its wireless video adapters, which are available now for service providers worldwide. Their purpose? To distribute multiple HD IPTV content from any Ethernet-equipped home gateway or DVR to IP set-top-boxes. In other words, the solution ensures reliable IPTV home networking, providing whole home coverage without any new wires. There's no specific word on where we'll see this stuff roll out, but those over in London can check it out in person starting tomorrow. Full release is after the break.
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Comtrend's wireless video adapters based on Celeno HD WiFi chip



Comtrend Selects Celeno's HD Wi-Fi Chip for Wireless Video Adaptors

HD IPTV home networking solution delivers highest performance and cost-effective multi-client scalability

IPTV World Forum 2009, Booth #368, London – March 23rd, 2009 – Celeno Communications, a leading provider of semiconductors for multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications, announced today that Comtrend, a leading global supplier of advanced networking solutions, has selected Celeno's HD Wi-Fi chipset for its new Wireless Video Adaptors. Available now for service providers' worldwide, Comtrend's Wireless Video Adaptors are used to distribute multiple HD IPTV content from any Ethernet-equipped home gateway or DVR to IP set top boxes.
The solution ensures reliable IPTV home networking, providing whole home coverage without any new wires. Comtrend's solution delivers best HD viewing experience with unique cost-effective multi-client scalability by leveraging Celeno's industry-first implicit transmit beam forming technology.
Celeno and Comtrend will be demonstrating the new product at the IPTV World Forum conference in London this week.
In a typical deployment, the Wi-Fi based HD IPTV Ethernet adaptors are placed next to the broadband gateway and the various set top boxes. With one push of a button (WPS), the network is automatically self-installed and associated in a matter of seconds. Service providers benefit by eliminating costly truck rolls and technician hours since subscribers can perform installation themselves. 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.
"We are very pleased to collaborate with Celeno in this fast growing market space. The new product will allow Comtrend to strengthen its extensive home networking product line and enhance our offering to our customers", commented Harold Fitch, Comtrend General Manager Europe & South America ,"We are impressed by Celeno's silicon performance. Their solution is highly optimized for HD IPTV distribution and achieves extreme coverage with wire-like video quality."
Powered by the Celeno CL1300 silicon and OptimizAIR™ technology, this robust solution leverages the wide 5GHz spectrum, employing special interference immunity technologies and selecting available channels on the fly (DFS). With special TDM-scheduled MAC, 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.
The Celeno-enabled devices are environmentally friendly, and comply with the European CoC on energy consumption for broadband equipment. Using Celeno's unique Beam Forming MIMO technology, the radiated energy is kept 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 WiFi solutions.
"Comtrend is an innovative company that delivers very exciting products to leading broadband and IPTV service providers worldwide. We are very proud to support Comtrend and are pleased with their adoption of Celeno's CL1300 technology", said Gilad Rozen, Celeno CEO. "Comtrend's customers will benefit from a high performance, cost-effective Wireless HD IPTV solution."