Linksys launches HomePlug AV powerline networking series

January 11, 2007 -- At this week's 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Linksys introduced its newest powerline networking products that are designed for HomePlug AV, the next generation of powerline standards from the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance.

Jan 11th, 2007

January 11, 2007 -- At this week's 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Linksys (www.linksys.com) introduced its newest powerline networking products that are designed for HomePlug AV, the next generation of powerline standards from the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance (www.homeplug.org).

The company's PowerLine AV Ethernet Kit (PLK200) includes the two PowerLine AV Ethernet Adapter (PLE200) units and two Ethernet cables, enabling consumers to purchase a complete platform for connecting computers, networked entertainment products, or peripheral devices around the home utilizing the existing power lines at data throughput speeds up to 100 Mbit/sec.

Linksys says its PowerLine AV products represent a highly secure and reliable means of transferring data and high definition content around the home. According to the company, because the products are designed for the HomePlug AV standard, they can combat electrical noise generated by appliances, electronic devices and halogen lights, as well as facilitating highly secure networking through the built-in encryption techniques to reduce the risk of neighbors on the same power grids gaining access to sensitive data or the Internet connection.

"HomePlug AV is an ideal solution to connect media adapters, set top boxes and other networked entertainment devices to a home network because of the high bandwidth and increased range powerline products provide," comments Matt McRae, Linksys senior director of business development and a member of the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance board of directors. "PowerLine AV solutions from Linksys are giving consumers the ability to build a connected home that fits their lifestyle by introducing complimentary networking technologies in the home that work seamlessly with other standards-based technologies like Wireless-N and Ethernet."

"The Linksys HomePlug AV solutions are helping to drive the HomePlug AV standard forward," concludes Mathew Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "Linksys' strong presence in retail and their broad offering of all types of home networking solutions will help to integrate powerline solutions seamlessly with other networking topologies around the home."

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