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August 02, 2013

Israel's Satellite Service Provider Deploys HomePNA for yes.Multiroom

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

yes, Israel’s satellite television provider, reportedly deployed HomePNA (News - Alert) technology in order to power its yes.Multiroom whole-home digital video recorder offering.

Itzhak Elyakim, vice president of engineering and CTO at yes, remarked, “yes is a technology-driven company that strives to offer its customers leading edge products that enhance their viewing experience. We have depended on HomePNA home networking technology over the last two years for our successful Video on Demand (VoD) service deployments. The success of that experience made HomePNA the obvious choice for our new yes.Multiroom, providing a reliable high speed backbone to distribute DVR service throughout our customers' homes.”

For the first time ever in Israel, yes’ MultiRoom offerings let users to view the contents recorded over the yesMax Total DVR from any room of the house. Customers can start watching a movie in one room, pause it and continue watching in another. HomePNA technology was selected for the service because of its field-proven capabilities as a high quality networking technology.

HomePNA technology supposedly provides data rates up to 320 Mbps with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and remote management and diagnostics capability enabling service providers to meet and drive the growing demand for new services such as IPTV (News - Alert) and VoIP.

HomePNA Alliance acknowledged that yes satellite has been instrumental in unveiling several new services that leverage enabling technologies like HomePNA in order to facilitate customers with great user experience. Its HomePNA technology is based on an open ITU-T standard (G.9954) and is included in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. As of now, over 40 million certified HomePNA products are being used as critical components of IP-based service deployments across the globe.

In related news, HomePNA Alliance Membership expanded global service providers and Sigma Designs shipped 20 million HomePNA chipsets.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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