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September 11, 2009

Alpha Networks Selects Celeno CL1300 Wi-Fi Beamforming Chip

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Alpha Networks Inc., a major player in the networking ODM/OEM industry, has reportedly selected the Celeno CL1300 chipset for its next generation Beamforming-enabled Wi-Fi access point for optimized HD video streaming.
By bundling this device with its extensive line of wireless networking and digital home devices, Alpha plans to offer its customers a whole new HD experience.
Celeno officials said that Alpha Networks is enhancing its rich product line with wireless HD capabilities by leveraging the company’s field-proven implicit beam forming CL1300 chipset. Officials said that the new Celeno-enabled Wi-Fi video access point device delivers HD performance over long distances and with wire-like robustness to any 3rd party Wi-Fi enabled device.
Officials said that bundled with Alpha Networks digital home portfolio of Network Attached Storage (NAS), STB and Media Player devices and a variety of Wi-Fi client devices, the new video access point will enable service providers and leading OEM’s to support innovative and exciting home networking applications.
“We have selected the Celeno CL1300 because of its state of the art technology and robust wireless performance,” said Tim Kang, chief technical officer for Alpha, in a statement.
Kang said that this innovative solution serves to enrich customers’ wireless video viewing experience and facilitates a more affordable cost structure. The company’s clients are excited to see the emergence of this new technology, he said.
“Alpha has one of the most comprehensive portfolios of networking products on the market. Integrating the Celeno carrier-grade video over Wi-Fi technology will enable Alpha to successfully support the surging market demand for HD video home networking,” said Gilad Rozen, CEO of Celeno Communications (News - Alert), in a statement.
Rozen said that the company is delighted to partner with Alpha and serve as the technology provider for their next generation video access point.
Celeno is a provider of high performance Wi-Fi chips for HD multimedia and entertainment home networking applications.
Powered by Celeno's system-on-chip and its OptimizAIR technology, home gateways, multi-room DVRs and media servers can distribute multiple and simultaneous HD video streams to standard set-top boxes, PCs, television sets and other Wi-Fi enabled consumer devices.

Amy Tierney is a Web editor for TMCnet, covering unified communications, telepresence, IP communications industry trends and mobile technologies. To read more of Amy's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney