Chipmaker IntellaSys Joins HANA

IntellaSys Corp. has joined HANA, the High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance, a cross-industry group that addresses the end-to-end needs of HD consumer products and serviced.

The firm will contribute technology to network attached storage (NAS) systems using its Indigita brand chips for HANA-compliant products, including HD sets, HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, DVRs, digital STBs, and home theater systems.

Some of the first HANA-related products coming to market, according to IntellaSys, will enable consumers to pause and record five or more HD channels simultaneously, and view DVR-stored HD content from anywhere in a networked home without losing quality.

Formed a year ago, HANA's members include Charter Communications, Mitsubishi, JVC, NBC Universal, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Texas Instruments, Warner Brothers and Cablevision.