Belkin today announced a powerline adapter based on new technology that claims to achieve a maximum raw data rate of 1000 Mbps.
D-Link today introduced the DHP-303 PowerLine HD Network Starter Kit. The kit has two UPA-based adapters spec'd at up to 200 Mbps maximum raw throughput.
Setup is quick and easy by pushing a button on each adapter to set up a 3DES-encrypted connection. Other features include automatic QoS and a power-saving mode that powers down each adapter when it is not in use.
The DHP-303 is available immediately at $139.99 MSRP for the kit with two adapters.
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance today announced that the IEEE P1901 Working Group approved proposals including key HomePlug technology as the baseline for an IEEE powerline communications standard last Thursday at the P1901 Working Group meeting in Kyoto, Japan.
CopperGate Communications today announced the purchase of the HomePlug AV business from Conexant Systems. CopperGate said it is now the first semiconductor company with home networking technologies supporting all three wire types coax, phone and power.
ZyXEL today announced the DMA1100P, which it says is the first digital media adapter with built-in HomePlug AV Powerline technology.
The adapter supports 1080i high definition (HD) streaming, has an HDMI port and automatically discovers UPnP AV and DLNA servers. A Windows-based DLNA server is also included with the appliance.
The DMA1100P will be available next month at an MSRP of $270.
Powerline networking chipmaker DS2 announced today that it has developed a new powerline technology that operates at a 400Mbps peak data rate.
The new technology is said to be compatible with existing 200 Mbps products from DS2 and will be available sometime in 2009.
Demonstration of the new technology will be featured at an invitation-only launch in New York City next month.
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