Chunghwa Telecom Selects Comtrend PowerLine Adapter, Powered by Next Generation Sigma Designs Chipset, Enabling Advanced IPTV Home Service Across Taiwan
Comtrend Delivers PowerLine Solution, Model PG-9141 to CHT based on Sigma Designs CG2210 HomePlug AV Adapters
IRVINE, CA (July 2012 Release North America)- Comtrend Corporation, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, announces the selection of the PG-9141 PowerLine adapter by Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan’s largest service provider, for delivering IPTV services in consumer homes. Comtrend’s PG-9141 utilizes a Sigma Designs CG2210 processor and is a wall mount adapter that plugs into the electrical outlets inside the home and delivers HD quality video across electrical wiring. The selection of the PG-9141 followed a rigorous product evaluation process, in which the PG-9141 PowerLine adapter passed acceptance tests and met Chunghwa’s set of technical requirements.
“Sigma Designs is an important partner for us,” said Steven Tsang, Comtrend’s Vice President of International Sales. “The CG2210 chipset is the most technically superior solution on the market. For the IPTV solution that Chunghwa Telecom needed, it was an obvious choice.”
With IPTV proliferation growing globally, providers see an increasing need for PowerLine communications solutions to distribute high quality video, Internet and gaming throughout consumer homes. Chunghwa Telecom’s switch to a new generation of products, like the PG-9141, will enable deployment of high quality IPTV service to the growing consumer market in Taiwan. This introduction of Sigma’s HomePlug AV solution by Chunghwa represents Sigma Designs’ first PowerLine deployment into the Taiwanese consumer IPTV market. The chip distribution relationship between Sigma Designs and Comtrend with Chunghwa Telecom positions Sigma to become a major player in IPTV connectivity in Asia.
About Comtrend Corporation
Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling more than 20 million CPE delivered, Comtrend is the technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of bonded ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as GPON, STBs, VOIP and other networking technologies. 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.
About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs, Inc. (SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading IPTV set-top boxes, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.
Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor™ and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.
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