April 17, 2007 -- Homeplug powerline applications provider Arkados announced that it has been awarded a US patent entitled, "Method and System for Maximizing Data Throughput Rate in a Power Line Communications System By Modifying Payload Symbol Length."
The US Patent Office awarded the company Patent Number 7,193,506 on March 20, 2007.
According to the company, the patent covers systems and methods that compute a payload symbol length based on data from measurements of the quality of the communications channel and/or the configuration of nodes.
By addressing the issue of maximizing data throughput rate at such a fundamental level, the company contends that it has patented an approach that makes alternative technologies "less attractive from the standpoint of efficiency and cost."
"This patent adds to a valuable portfolio of intellectual property that is critical to the development of interoperable standards and positioning of the company as a leader in the space," comments Oleg Logvinov, president and CEO of Arkados. "Leadership in the high-tech field demands constant proof that a company is actually on the cutting edge of technology, and this patent underscores that fact."