Cayman integrating HPNA into its broadband gateways

Thu, 02/01/2001 - 7:00pm
Karen Kessler-Tanaka

Cayman Systems has integrated Broadcom 's technology into its portfolio of home office and small business broadband gateway products. Cayman is integrating HPNA (home phoneline networking alliance) technology into its broadband gateways to give its ILEC, ISP and MSO customers the ability to offer the widest range of home and small office networking technologies to their end user customers.

"Aligning ourselves with Broadcom allows us to capitalize on Broadcom's extensive knowledge and experience in the HPNA 2.0 standard, and also on their quality and superb track record in the cable modem chip set space," said Peter N. Vicars, CEO of Cayman Systems, in a statement. "Every home and small office has its own specific needs for sharing a broadband connection. With the integration of HPNA, we continue to provide more choices for the end-user."

HPNA uses the phone line network of the home or small business that connects computers and other information appliances to each other and/or the Internet without interrupting standard telephone service. Consumers can create a home LAN using existing telephone lines. With an HPNA home LAN, multi-player gaming, downloading of large graphic images from the Internet and sharing of information between PCs in the home become easier to accomplish.

The two companies are also exploring the integration of other Broadcom broadband solutions including DOCSIS 1.1 cable modems into Cayman's products.


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