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The HomePlug Experience

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, the HomePlug Alliance is focused on building the market for all applications of the technology.

From in-the-home applications - such as sharing High-Definition television programming - to to-the-home applications - such as enabling utility companies to deliver high-speed Internet access to rural areas, powerline communications allows you to plug in, and simply connect!

Lots of affordable HomePlug Certified products are available today throughout the world! You can use them to create a fast and secure home network that is available at every power outlet in your home.

Products based on the HomePlug AV and AV2 specifications can bridge an existing networking technology (such as a wireless or Ethernet network) and your home's power lines.

No new wiring is needed! HomePlug Certified products use your home's power lines - which are already installed - as a path to send high-speed digital data!

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Using HomePlug technology is an exercise in simplicity! Simply set the security password on all your units, and plug them in. All of your HomePlug devices can now communicate with each other and securely pass data around 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!  With the HomePlug AV specification, a single electrical wire delivers power, as well as high-speed digital entertainment: the music and movies that you love.

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