Powerline Networking

Powerline Networking could be described as Ethernet over Powerline, quite simply a system for connecting two or more computers for data transfer and file sharing. The speed and simplicity of deploying a Powerline Network makes it ideal for home use where fitting Ethernet is usually impractical — simply connect Powerline Ethernet Adapters to your computers and plug them into wall sockets.

For In-Home Networking, Powerline can be considered the main competitor to WiFi. Data security is provided as standard, with the signal unable to pass through electricity meters and transformers, so next door cannot listen in on your network. This "firewalling" of the signal can occasionally prove troublesome, as surge protectors and RCDs may interfere with the signal. Powerline's advantage over Wireless Networks is that the signal is not weakened by passing through walls, where "dead spots" due to brick construction or sound/heat insulation can play havoc with WiFi signals.

The latest Powerline Adapters claim to support transfer rates of 200 Mbps, in truth up to 40 Mbps is a more achievable figure, which is still no slouch and performs well compared with WiFi and 100 Mbps Ethernet.

See Also: Power over Ethernet — a new technology for powering small devices in an Ethernet connected environment.

News Search Results for Powerline Networking

SiConnect demonstrates multi-application powerline home networking at CES

7 Jan 2008

At this week's 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, SiConnect will be demonstrating a range of home networking products based on its POEM powerline communications technology. As the leader in multimedia-ready home networking, SiConnect will also be outlining its future product roadmap, including its plans for adopting the emerging powerline standards being developed by IEEE.

Vigoole to use SiConnect technology for powerline-connected audio products

5 Dec 2007

SiConnect, the leader in multimedia-ready home networking technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Vigoole to integrate its powerline-based connectivity into the company's range of audio products.

SiConnect and JPNET partner to deliver powerline products for China

5 Dec 2007

SiConnect, the leader in multimedia-ready home networking technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with JPNET to create powerline based data distribution products for the Chinese market.

Intellon to Provide HomePlug® 1.0 with Turbo Solution for Broadband Connectivity for DIRECTV On Demand Service

27 Aug 2007

HomePlug-based Powerline Communications Technology Will Link DIRECTV's HD DVR Set Top Box to the Home PC or Internet Gateway

Ocala, FL - August 27, 2007 - Intellon Corporation, a leading provider of HomePlug-compatible integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline (BPL) and smart grid applications, today announced that its HomePlug 1.0 with Turbo powerline communications IC will provide No New Wires® connectivity for DIRECTV's video on demand service that is scheduled to launch this fall.

SPiDCOM Technologies opens SPiDCOM Belgrade Co. Ltd

18 Jun 2007

SPiDCOM Technologies opens a new subsidiary in Belgrade (Serbia) for software development and customer support in Eastern European region

Belgrade, June 18th, 2007 - SPiDCOM Technologies, the silicon supplier for broadband PLC (powerline communication) over any wire, opens a new subsidiary in Belgrade. With headquarters in Paris (France), a subsidiary in Beijing (PR China) and now Belgrade (Serbia), SPiDCOM follows its ambitious plan of worldwide development.

CEPCA Welcomes SiConnect As Promoter Member

1 Feb 2007

Beaverton, Ore., February 1, 2007 - Consumer Electronics Powerline Communications Alliance (CEPCA), a not-for-profit industry organization whose mission is to ensure co-existence between various high-speed, powerline communication (PLC) systems for use in the home, today elevated SiConnect to the position of Promoter member.

Universal Powerline Association awards certification logo to five more 200 Mbps UPA Powerline Products

8 Jan 2007

Second Plugtest event showcases interoperability among products based on global standards for high-speed powerline communications - Now twelve products with 200 Mbps high definition ready home networking on the market

Las Vegas, NV - January 8, 2007 - The Universal Powerline Association (UPA) today announced that following the results of its second product certification event, five new interoperable home networking powerline communications products have been granted the “UPA Plugtested” logo. UPA Plugtested products are independently tested for performance and interoperability. Consumers can be sure that the products bearing the UPA Plugtested logo will work together for all their networking requirements. UPA products are the only networking option available for the home or business that combine ease of installation with a consistent connection to deliver quality HD streaming. A total of twelve UPA certified 200 Mbps powerline products are available on the market today and on display at the Consumer Electronic Show.

Vidanti selects Intellon to deliver High Definition IPTV with integrated Homeplug® AV based Powerline Connectivity

8 Jan 2007

Intellon and Vidanti to showcase self-installable IPTV solutions at CES 2007

CES 2007, Las Vegas - January 8, 2007 - Vidanti Ltd, a pioneering leader in software for high definition (HD) TV over Broadband, announced plans to develop HD IPTV products based on Intellon's world-leading INT6000 HomePlug AV IC.

Intellon Wins Intel Technology Innovation Acceleration Award in the Digital Home Category at the Intel Developer Forum

28 Sep 2006

Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, CA - September 28, 2006 - Sixteen demos in a total of six categories vied as finalists for Intel's Technology Innovation Acceleration (TIA)awards, which recognize technological pioneering and adoption of Intel's platform strategy. Intellon Corporation was named winner in the Digital Home Category.

HomePlug® Powerline Alliance Hosts Community at Intel Developer's Forum®

26 Sep 2006

SAN FRANCISCO - September 26, 2006 - The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced that it will be hosting a HomePlug Technology Community display at this week's Intel Developer's Forum® (IDF) in San Francisco.


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