Meet Homeplug AV networking spec, available now
TP-Link detailed the new AV200 Mini Powerlink Adapter starter kit. With one button 128-bit AES encryption synchronization to a paired device, the AV200 turns a single spur of household electrical cabling of up to 300 meters into an encrypted network connection capable of 200Mbps.
HomePlug reveals specs of AV2 powerline spec
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance on Thursday explained advancements to its HomePlug AV2 specification for networking. The alliance's Technical Working Group has brought MIMO technology to the Powerline systems for faster speeds and range, increased Medium Access Control (MAC) efficiency and promised to increase operating spectrum. AV2 can further extend coverage by repeating and routing technology in networks of three or more nodes.
Panasonic powerline at CES
Electronics giant Panasonic will demonstrate a networking system at next week's CES expo in Las Vegas that will allow, among other things, owners of electric vehicles to check on the charge status via a home device using the existing electrical wiring to send and receive signals, according to a recent report. Such an interface and others like it fall under a Panasonic-developed technology called High-Definition Powerline Communications (HD-PLC) and will be displayed at the HD-PLC Alliance booth. Other applications showcased will include a security camera and an electrical monitoring system.