Launching at next week’s CES will be the CLR260, a single PCIe wireless LAN chip powered by Celeno Communications’ video-grade OptimizAIR and digital-beam-forming technology. According to Celeno, the new chip “provides manufacturers with a powerful, highly integrated, low-cost access point solution for wireless home-gateway and set-top-box applications. The CLR260 PCIe chip is a significant addition to Celeno’s 802.11n portfolio, which includes the CL1830 SoC and CLR250 USB/Wi-Fi chips.”

Adds Lior Weiss, vice president/Marketing, “Service providers can now implement a video-grade Wi-Fi-enabled home cost-effectively using Celeno-enabled devices. These could include broadband gateways enabled with 3×3 CLR260 5 GHz and CLR260 2.4 GHz video bridges enabled with a CL1830 3×3 SoC; and set-top boxes and laptops leveraging on USB dongles enabled by a CLR250 3×3 USB/Wi-Fi chip.”

In separate but related Celeno news, Telenor Sweden now is using the Inteno ZAP100 Video Bridge, powered by Celeno’s video-grade Wi-Fi technology and sold by European broadband distributor Inteno, to stream HD IPTV wirelessly to multiple screens within a subscriber’s home.

Inteno and Celeno have partnered to deliver Wi-Fi-based, video-grade devices to  multiple service providers across Scandinavia. The Celeno Wi-Fi chip integrated into the ZAP 100 enables the distribution of as many as eight 1080p HD resolution video streams. It includes channel-aware scheduling and rate selection for perfect QoS and throughput/range performance and automatic channel selection for interference avoidance.

Comments Inteno CEO Conny Franzen, “Designed for easy self-installation and remote management, the ZAP100 is a robust solution that is truly plug-and-play, delivering HD and SD IPTV video streams from Ethernet-equipped broadband gateways or DVRs to multiple IP set-top boxes.”

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