Using HomePlug® technology is an exercise in simplicity. Imagine: Entering your house, you unpack and plug in your newly purchased flat-panel TV. Simply and quickly - the TV automatically connects to the cable box, the DVD player, the Digital Video Recorder, the Home Theater system, and also to the Internet.
The member companies of the HomePlug Alliance are making sure that the above scenario can happen today. By developing industry-standard specifications for powerline communications technologies, HomePlug allows you to plug in… and simply connect.
Powerline technology uses electrical wiring to transmit digital data. For the home user, it functions as if every room has reliable, wired connectivity, but there is no need to run Ethernet cables between rooms. Products based on the HomePlug AV and HomePlug AV2 specifications can can connect devices such as Smart TVs and HD media players to the Internet via a connection to the home router as well as extend the coverage of a Wi-Fi network.
In a typical installation, one adapter is connected to the broadband router, and other HomePlug adapters are plugged in elsewhere in your home to add an Ethernet-class connection anywhere. All of your HomePlug devices can now communicate with each other and securely pass data around your home.
HomePlug™ Certified products use your home's powerlines - which are already installed - as a path to send high-speed digital data such as digital video and multi-channel audio. Plus, many HomePlug products combine Wi-Fi wireless networking. This means that you can extend your wireless network to achieve high performance connectivity anywhere in your home.
As a consumer, you want the products you buy to connect without hassle, while maintaining privacy. HomePlug products interface with numerous networking technologies to support entertainment and computing products, making HomePlug networks the high-speed backbone of affordable home networking solutions.
Many affordable HomePlug Certified products are available today throughout the world. HomePlug Certified products have high speeds, robust quality-of-service (QoS), and excellent security. You can use them to create a fast and secure home network that is available at every power outlet in your home.
HomePlug technology is also being built in to a wide variety of consumer electronics, allowing you to "plug in" to a whole new generation of digital entertainment, home security, and smart home applications.