Broadcom and Boingo Wireless today announced that Broadcom is incorporating Boingo's Wi-Fi client software for handsets into its BCM1161 / BCM4318E Wi-Fi phone chipset platform.
MoCA chipset manufacturer Entropic today announced that D-Link will have a retail product by the end of Q1.
The D-Link DXN-220 MoCA MediaBridge is an Ethernet to coax MoCA-compliant bridge using Entropic's EN2210 chipset. The announcement didn't quote any bandwidth numbers, but MoCA 1.1 has a PHY (raw) data rate of 270 Mbps. So expect a maximum application (useful) data rate of around half that.
No pricing was announced.
ZyXEL today announced the DMA1100P, which it says is the first digital media adapter with built-in HomePlug AV Powerline technology.
The adapter supports 1080i high definition (HD) streaming, has an HDMI port and automatically discovers UPnP AV and DLNA servers. A Windows-based DLNA server is also included with the appliance.
The DMA1100P will be available next month at an MSRP of $270.
Belkin today introduced its new Desktop Internet Phone for Skype, which has an embedded Skype client for calling without needing a computer. Plug it into an Ethernet port on your Internet-connected LAN and you're ready to go.
Features include speaker phone, speed dial, call hold/release, call pickup/park, mute, redial, hold, call-timer display, and contact list.
The phone will be out in March at an MSRP of $100.
HP isn't putting all its media serving eggs in the Windows Home Server basket and has turned back to Linux for a refresh of its dual-drive MediaVault line.
There are three new products, all built on the same shortened version of the four-drive MediaSmart server chassis, but powered by a Marvell NAS processor with 128 MB of RAM instead of the AMD CPU used on the MediaSmart server.