By combining its devolo range+ Technology and the newest Powerline chip technology Devolo said their newest powerline ethernet adapter (dLAN 1200+) can offer data transfer rate at up to 1200Mbps. As one of Europe’s leading networking company Devolo prides itself in offering the latest in powerline communication solutions. The dLAN is energy smart, it uses a maximum of 4.2 watts and if the connected device is switched off the adapter automatically goes into standby mode and saves even more energy working with 0.7 watts.
After last year’s success in China, the HomePlug Alliance is going back this year to host the Connected Home Summits. Unlike last year Chinese Technology Summits where they did two shows, this year they are doing three from November 11 to 15 in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Shenshen. Exclusive to the Beijing summit there will be a panel which include China’s Government Officials and moderated by CWW's Editor-in-Chief Yang Hai-Feng.
GigaFast Ethernet Today launches a series of HomePlug AV2 Powerline Communication (PLC) Ethernet Bridges and IP camera with night vision at Computex. The HomePlug AV2 based Ethernet Bridges offer better performance and higher quality networking over existing home wiring.
Hybrid home networking will move from specification to reality with the introduction of a new nVoy certification and marketing program for HomePlug, MoCA, Wi-Fi and Ethernet products implementing the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard. By providing a common communication protocol, nVoy Certified products will enable consumers and service providers to leverage the strengths of the wired and wireless networking technologies prevalent in many homes today.
HomePlug AV, HD-PLC and the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) have decided to create a unified front for the Powerline Communication (PLC) industry. The DLNA has decided to incorporate HomePlug AV and HD-PLC powerline networking standards into its new Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines due out later this year. Soon home devices that use powerline to communicating will carry the DLNA badge.
Many of us who grew up watching cartoons such as the Jetsons or science fictions movies like Star Trek, would at some time or the other ask ourselves; what if all the appliances in our home could talk to each other? Some of us have investigated the idea but was deter by its complexity and some have achieved some success. What we were asking is; can we automate our home? And, the answer to this is yes, if you can afford it. As things are today we have moved on from asking about home automation to asking: How can I get my home connected?
In it effort the spread the good news of powerline communication, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance has announced plans to attend two technology summits in China this year. The HomePlug powerline communication technology enables homeowners to use thier existing electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications. The Alliance believe this is a chance for local Chinese companies to gain insight into these leading edge technology advancements.
Sigma Designs has unveiled a new Ultra-Thin reference design for the set-top box market. The new solution combines networking and set-top box functionalities in one ultra thin platform. According to Sigma design it enables set-top box platforms to stream high-definition content from the web, in 1080p resolution via networking through the AC power adapter. Core technologies include Sigma’s SMP8670 media processor and HomePlug AV with ClearPath and Z-Wave.
The HomePlug Green PHY standard allows which allows networking capable home appliances to communicate with the smart grid infrastructure will be supported for German electric vehicles. In an accouchement at the computex show in Taipei, the major German car manucfacturers (Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen) working through the Coordination Office Charging Interface said they will support the HomePlug’s IEEE 1901 Profile Green PHY standard for charging electric vehicles.
For those living in the rural areas of the UK it must feel like forever that they have been asking for better internet connection and receiving empty promises. Thing seems to be Atheros today launches the industry’s first HomePlug Green PHY solutions development kit. The M2M (machine-to-machine) communication development kit consists of a hardware platform based on existing HomePlug AV silicon.