Aztech Systems HL108EC HomePlug AV Coaxial Hybrid Ethernet Adaptor
The Aztech HL108EC HomePlug AV Coaxial Hybrid Ethernet Adaptor provides the perfect solution to support the rapidly emerging Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and networked-video markets that depend on plug-and-play ease of installation in homes and small offices. This advanced hybrid solution supports proven and robust industry-standard HomePlug technology while extending its reach through the coax home infrastructure.
HomePlug AV 1.0
May 1-3, 2007
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Last month, at CeBIT 2007 in Hanover, Germany, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and its members showed off a variety of products, including demonstrations of Gigafast cameras utilizing HomePlug 1.0 technology, Devolo products utilizing HomePlug AV technology, Yitran products utilizing HomePlug Command & Control technology, and MainNet products utilizing HomePlug technology for Broadband Power Line (BPL) applications. Also, multiple HomePlug members provided a comparison demonstration of HomePlug technology’s capabilities versus the performance of proprietary solutions and participated in key press events at CeBIT, such as PressExpo USA.
Some of the CeBIT highlights were as follows:
Linksys®, a division of Cisco Systems, announced its newest Powerline networking product that is designed for HomePlug AV: the Linksys PowerLine AV Ethernet Kit (PLK200). The Linksys PowerLine AV solutions have passed the alliance’s recent Plugfest for interoperability with other HomePlug products on the market.
Intellon Corporation,the global leader in standards-based powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking of data and multi-media content, announced that more than a dozen leading manufacturers at CeBIT were showcasing new, interoperable products that use Intellon's HomePlug AV-based ICs. These chips are used for a number of purposes including distributing multiple high-definition video streams over existing in-home power lines and delivering broadband Internet service and IPTV inside customers' homes.
devolo AG, the Germany-based networking specialist and European market leader in HomePlug technology, premiered the dLan NAS (Network Attached Storage), a networked hard disk with an integrated HomePlug AV adapter that transfers data at speeds up to 200 Mbps. Additionally, devolo presented the dLAN Audio extender, an adapter that transports music via power lines to every room in the house, using an industry-standard System-on-Chip solution from HomePlug member Arkados, Inc..
GigaFast, a leading manufacturer of networking products for home-based and small to medium-sized businesses, demonstrated a surveillance system that consists of several cameras and an adapter that connects the video images from the cameras to a traditional television. The home’s power lines supply the only connection between the various components of the system. This solution takes advantage of the global HomePlug standard by using chipsets from multiple vendors.
MainNet Communications, a leading provider of broadband powerline (BPL/PLC) systems and solutions, provided a discussion on how they use HomePlug-based technology for Broadband Communication Access. MainNet’s PLUS™ system enables end-to-end Broadband Powerline Communication services, including Internet access and VoIP, in both last-mile access networks and MDU/MTU network topologies. MainNet's HomePlug-based solutions allow utility companies to benefit from real-time multiple Smart Grid applications, including automatic remote metering (AMR), grid monitoring and preventive failure analysis over the existing electric grids. Additionally, MainNet announced that the first commercial use of HomePlug standard technology in Switzerland is available from AMB. Located in southern Switzerland, AMB is an electric utility offering VoIP and Internet services over its existing electric grid to customers in the Ticino region. (See the article below on BPL, written by MainNet Communications.)
Yitran presented a combination of products using HomePlug Command and Control based technology working together with wireless technology, by showing a combination of PLC-based Electronic Meters that are remotely read by a PLC base Concentrator, and an Electronic Meter that includes both PLC and Wireless to serve as a bridge to Wireless and PLC devices. This demonstration showed how PLC and Wireless command-and-control technologies (like Zigbee and Zwave) could and should work together as complementary technologies both in the Metering AMR space and in the Smart Home.
Moving forward, the inherent interoperability offered by HomePlug standards, as demonstrated by the CeBIT participants and the on-going adoption of HomePlug for an ever-expanding array of solutions, represents a key enabling technology for the integration of diverse applications and devices - - both within the home and between the home and the broader network infrastructure.
The HomePlug Alliance's growing market momentum is also exemplified by Intel's recent decision to incorporate HomePlug AV technology as an option within mainstream Intel product offerings. Watch for more information in the very near future on this exciting development.
CeBIT Photo Gallery
HomePlug® Powerline Alliance to Showcase Dozens of Products from Member Companies at CeBIT 2007
Linksys Announces Availability of HomePlug AV
Intellon Announces 13 Service Providers Worldwide now Deploying Intellon HomePlug® ICs for IPTV Applications
devolo dLAN 200 AV Transforms any Power Socket into a 200-Mbps Network Connection
Solwise Announces new HomePlug AV Powerline Communications Products for UK Market
Yitran Announces Y-NET: Full Power Line Communications
devolo Innovations at CeBIT 2007: Network hard disk with integrated HomePlug technology and TV transmission via powerline
AMB Affirms Commercial Deployment of Voice over IP (VoIP) Using MainNet's Broadband Powerline Communications (BPL/PLC) Solution