Arkados and IOGEAR, two companies that put out nifty electronics and gadgets, announced Thursday that they are producing the “Powerline Stereo Audio System,” a multi-room audio setup that connects to your iPod or other source (does everyone have to say “works with iPod!” when they mention any sort of audio gadget?) that will let you send audio all around your house via the electric lines in the building.

The Powerline Stereo Audio System will be displayed by IOGEAR at CEDIA 2008 in booth #468.

And now, something technical:

“The Powerline Stereo Audio System uses existing electrical lines within the home to stream music to any room, creating a full-house multimedia network without the need for expensive audio cable installation,” the companies said in a statement. “Arkados’ HomePlug powerline technology and its Direct-to-Speaker software provide reliable connectivity and the highest quality digital sound from the audio source to the speakers for the system.”

Of course, everyone’s happy:

“We are pleased to have joined forces with IOGEAR, a leading connectivity manufacturer, to provide an affordable, high-quality solution to home audio networking,” said Oleg Logvinov, president and Chief Executive Officer of Arkados. “The Arkados HomePlug solution within IOGEAR’s Powerline Stereo Audio System allows consumers to install their own state-of-the-art home audio network at a significantly lower price point. We are looking forward to showcasing the system at CEDIA.”


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