DS2, the Spanish-based world-leading provider of powerline chipsets, has confirmed that shipments to the US of its 200 Mbps chipset increased by 229% during the first half of 2007.
In general the Powerline market is growing at a rate of 100% per annum, while growth in other home networking technologies has stagnated. The increases were reported in research findings from the NPD Group/Retail & Reseller Tracking Service, the leading US consumer technology research specialists, which showed that during the second quarter of 2007 shipments of 200 Mbps Powerline technology accounted for over 50% of powerline networking shipments.
The research showed that in less than one year, DS2, the pioneer in semiconductor solutions for high speed powerline multimedia applications, has increased its market share in the US by over 800%. The wide variety of DS2-based solutions for multimedia applications on offer from companies including NETGEAR, D-Link, and Corinex Communications, has accelerated market growth.
DS2's continuing development of its innovative 200Mbps high speed powerline chipset has enabled low-cost powerline integration into TVs, set top boxes, games consoles and computers to enable co-ordinated use of entertainment appliances around the home, without the need for any new cables.
High-speed Powerline chipsets are becoming increasingly popular with consumers as they offer state of the art technology without the hassle of expensive installation or unpredictable problems.
DS2 technology supports advanced multimedia Quality of Service transmission, expanding the range of services that can be offered without compromising the quality perceived by the user. DS2 supports the increasing range of services consumers have now come to demand, from the extreme latency requirements of online gaming to the enormous bandwidth requirements of HDTV.
This ultimately ensures the best possible end-user experience as it differentiates traffic into multiple types of communication, and ensures the correct transmission of services so that performance characteristics, such as bandwidth and latency, are preserved in the presence of other traffic.