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SeaView Joins HomePlug Powerline Alliance

St. Petersburg, Fla.-based SeaView Video Technology Inc. Friday became the newest member of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, a group which evangelizes powerline technology, which connects appliances to the Internet through electrical lines.

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance already includes technology powerhouses like Cisco Systems, Intel, 3Com, Motorola, Advanced Micro Devices, Compaq, Conexant, Enikia, Intellon, Panasonic, Diamond Multimedia, Tandy Corp. and Texas Instruments.

SeaView manufactures, distributes and sells marine, medical, and security-related video camera equipment. It's SecureView camera technology is a wide-angle camera with the form factor of a standard PAR-38 floodlight. It utilizes a proprietary powerline technology called IRFS to transmit live video through the electrical wiring of homes, offices and other buildings. Another version of the SecureView technology, SecureView DC, uses the same principles to transmit live video through the electrical systems of vehicles, trucks, buses, ships and railway rolling stock.

The company has also introduced a version of IRFS capable of LAN/WAN data transmission over power lines.