July 25, 2007 -- Broadband powerline (BPL) products provider Arkados has been awarded US Patent number 7,245,625, entitled "Network-to-Network Adaptor for Powerline Communications."
"Early research by our team at Arkados enabled us to construct scenarios that detailed how the BPL ecosystem of products and services would begin to develop," comments Oleg Logvinov, president and CEO of Arkados. "We understood that consumers, utility companies, and service providers would each have a part in building that ecosystem. Given the global market for this technology and the vast number of potential players in the marketplace, our invention is integral to the implementation of BPL networks."
Arkados says the invention described by the patent is directly applicable to a wide number of network topologies where different physical and/or logical networks need to be coupled. The efficiency and simplicity of the patented approach would make alternative methods less desirable, contends the company.
"We are pleased that our confidence in this technology has lead to a significant portfolio of intellectual property that positions Arkados as a leader in the powerline communications space," continues Logvinov. "Our plan is to continue to create value in our company by providing solutions for all segments of the market, and to drive the industry forward by broadly licensing our breakthrough inventions."
The company says the patent adds to its expanding portfolio of intellectual property in the BPL industry. Also known as powerline communications, the technology uses existing electrical power lines, either outdoors or inside of homes, for the transfer of data, communication, entertainment, and new "smart grid" or "green power" applications.