There are several key attributes that distinguish an AV network from a traditional home data network:
A traditional home network is geared to deliver data in an unsynchronized fashion. But unsynchronized data often leads to a poor video streaming experience. Consumers have become accustomed to waiting for downloads of video and tolerating video stuttering and stoppages. This is not the case with AV networks. In these QoS-enabled networks, the consumer experience is paramount. There can be no jitter, pixelization, or interruption of services.
Sigma Designs, offers a range of solutions that are perfect for implementing AV networks. The HomePNA® and HomePlug® AV solutions use existing wires in the home (coax, phone lines, or AC power lines) and deliver as much as 200 Mbps of continuous throughput.
The G.hn solutions extend the performance even further and are capable to deliver up to 3Gbps if G.hn is used simultaneously over multiple media.
These Sigma Designs' solutions are already running more IPTV traffic than any other home AV network solution, providing best of class reliability. Installation time of home AV networks by service providers is also reduced by up to 50% due to proprietary know-how for installation procedures and architectures.
G.hn is the marketing name for ITU-T Recommendations G.9960/1/2/3/4 defining the next generation home AV network standard for distribution of Internet Protocol (IP) content across existing AC power lines, coaxial cables, and phonelines.
With this universal standard, any power outlet, coaxial outlet or phone jack can establish a connection point on the same mesh network. G.hn delivers the ultimate in performance (up to 3 Gbps if G.hn is used simultaneously over multiple media) with the highest level of interconnectivity among devices in the home.