DS2 and Comtrend Corporation announced that Comtrend's Power Grid 902 adapter, based on DS2’s Aitana powerline communication chipset, has been selected by Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) to create a secure and reliable home network to deliver quick and convenient access to content and entertainment on SingTel’s IPTV service, mio TV. DS2 is a leading technology innovator in next generation wireline technology based on the G.hn standard for a single wired home network and a global supplier of Universal Powerline Association (UPA) compatible circuits for Digital Home, Smart Grid and Ethernet over Coax applications. Comtrend Corporation is the leading provider of home networking solutions for service providers.
SingTel’s mio TV service is a 24-hour pay TV service. It offers multi-room connectivity with a Set-Top Box with or without a Digital Video Recording (DVR) feature. Each Set-Top Box is connected to an ADSL2+ modem and a SingTel telephone line. The service will now offer Comtrend's Power Grid 902 adapter, based on DS2’s Aitana chipset, as a local network bridge for ‘plug and play’ home networking. Each adapter features an integrated power socket that saves the subscribers' wall outlet for other uses and includes a mains filter for greater reliability.