PLC Technology Co -developed by ITRAN Communications and PLANET SYSTEMS Drives the worldwide Market

ITRAN Communications (www.ITRANcomm.com) and PLANET Systems Co. Ltd (www.planetsys.co.kr) have announced the completion of a successful co-development for the worldwide Market.

ITRAN Communications (www.ITRANcomm.com), a leading provider of PLC modem chips, and PLANET Systems Co. Ltd (www.planetsys.co.kr), a leading provider of PLC control and networking systems, PLC modem chips and a member of the Korean PLC forum, have announced the completion of a successful co -development for the worldwide Market.


"The excellent collaboration with ITRAN has resulted in a high performance modem that we can now start to offer to the Korean market as a standard product", said Mr. Chul Kim, CEO of Planet Systems. "The seamless integration between our technologies enables an optimized implementation of the Korean national HNCP protocol over power line. Such robust technology allows us to further strengthen our position as a leading provider of high performance products in Korea and in the world."

ITRAN'S IT800 narrowband PHY (Physical Layer) has been integrated with Planet's MAC (Medium Access Control; Zbus Plug & Play technology) layer for HNCP (the Korean National protocol for PLC) based applications. The new PLC modem incorporates the features and advantages of ITRAN'S extremely reliable IT800 PHY and the advanced MAC algorithms developed by Planet. The Korean PLC forum has already adopted these algorithms as part of the Korean national standard.

"We are very happy with the collaboration with Planet Systems" said Avner Matmor, ITRAN'S CEO. "Our IT800 PLC modem technology can be integrated with standard protocols as well as with proprietary protocols. The flexibility we offer allows our customers to implement a wide range of applications and protocols over the existing electrical wires, as successfully done by Planet for the Korean market".

SOURCE: ITRAN Communications Ltd.
Notes:
1. The PLC chip manufacturer, ITRAN Communications Ltd., intends to slightly change the spelling of its name to YITRAN Communications Ltd. - this will be announced later this year.
2. All products and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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