devolo dLAN 200 AV Transforms any Power Socket into a 200-Mbps Network Connection
Leading European Manufacturer of HomePlug-based Powerline Products Introduces Consumer-Ready Products Based on Intellons 200 Mbps HomePlug® AV IC
Networking specialist devolo AG, based in Aachen, Germany, introduces the latest from their dLAN range of products: the dLAN 200 AV, based on Intellon's INT6000 HomePlug® AV IC. This power-plug sized adapter represents the latest generation of in-house powerline devices which transfer data at up to 200 Mbps over the household power circuit. Based on the international HomePlug standard, this adapter provides users with a broadband network connection at every power socket in the house, and there's no need to lay a single new cable. All that is needed for use is a household power socket. With integrated quality of service, even HDTV streams distributed to any room in the house can be played back smoothly.
The latest addition to devolo's popular dLAN line, the dLAN 200 AV is based on HomePlug AV, which transforms any power socket into a 200-Mbps network connection. HomePlug AV is an international standard adopted just last year by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, which includes member-companies such as SONY, Intel, Motorola and Samsung. This standard represents the latest generation of in-house powerline technologies and greatly increases the range of potential applications.
Just the size of a power plug, the dLAN 200 AV offers a smart and simple way to set up a home network. Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG, aims to please users and meet their needs: "Even the shape of the dLAN 200 AV helps the customers. All they have to do is look at it and they know that installing the power plug will be straightforward and problem free." The dLAN 200 AV features an Ethernet connector for quick and simple integration of PCs and other Ethernet-capable devices into a home network.
"HomePlug AV has the bandwidth and robustness to deliver multiple streams of rich entertainment along with other digital traffic," said Charlie Harris, chairman and CEO of Intellon. "This is why service providers and leading equipment manufacturers such as devolo are using Intellon's HomePlug ICs as the whole-house networking solution for multi-media entertainment and high definition IPTV rollouts."
The dLAN 200 AV is for users who want to view Internet TV and video-on-demand anywhere in the home. The gross bandwidth at 200 Mbps is sufficient, for example, to simultaneously transport two HDTV signals (66 84 Mbps), home-theatre audio or CD audio into two rooms (9 - 11 Mbps), and six VoIP telephone calls (1 Mbps) throughout the home networkand even then it still has the capacity to transfer IP data at 10 Mbps. Powerful 128-bit AES encryption ensures a high degree of data security.
The dLAN 200 AV also features a power-saving mode, which reduces power consumption by 30 percent when the device is not being used. Like the other dLAN adapters, a wide variety of operating systems is supported including Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP 32, MacOS x and Linux.
The dLAN 200 AV is retailing now at EUR 109.90 (individual adapter) and at EUR 199.90 (starter kit with two products).
About devolo AG
After its foundation in 2002, the Aachen, Germany-based devolo AG very quickly became the worldwide market leader for HomePlug-based home-networking solutions. HomePlug technology uses in-house electrical wiring for data transfer, the highest levels of security and a minimum of technical effort. As a specialist for home-networking solutions based on products developed in-house and of the highest quality, devolo was the first company to achieve success in the marketing of dLAN products. The product range now includes HomePlug adapters of the "dLAN" series, analogue modems and ISDN adapters, as well as powerful ADSL2+ modems and routers. Along with its headquarters in Aachen, Germany, devolo AG maintains sales offices throughout Western Europe.
About Intellon Corporation
Intellon is the world leader in powerline communications, providing HomePlug® compliant and other powerline integrated circuits for home networking, networked entertainment, BPL access and commercial applications. Intellon created and patented the baseline technology for HomePlug 1.0, and is a major contributor to the baseline technology for the new HomePlug AV powerline standard. With over eight million HomePlug ICs sold, Intellon holds the dominant market share of the rapidly growing HomePlug market. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Ocala, Florida, with offices in San Jose and Toronto. For additional information, visit www.intellon.com.
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