HomePlug

(redirected from Home Plug)

HomePlug

A powerline network that is designed to run Ethernet over the existing electrical system and use AC wall outlets as connecting points. HomePlug provides a non-wireless alternative to stringing network cables to all the rooms in the house. It is very often used with an existing, wired Ethernet network to connect a computer in a distant room without going wireless. All computers and network devices (routers, switches) plug into HomePlug adapters, also known as "HomePlug bridges," that plug into the wall outlet.

HomePlug 1.0 and HomePlug AV
HomePlug 1.0 provides an effective data rate of 8.2 Mbps, while HomePlug AV (HPAV) offers quality of service (QoS) and 150 Mbps for video streaming. Both versions use OFDM modulation and the CSMA/CA access method used in wireless Ethernet (802.11).

HomePlug transmits low-energy signals in the 4.5MHz to 21MHz frequency range, way above the 60Hz and 50Hz of AC power. HomePlug AV uses 2MHz to 28MHz. For more information, visit the HomePlug Powerline Alliance at www.homeplug.com. See powerline network. See also HomePNA.


Extending the Network
This illustration shows powerline technology being used with an existing network to connect a user in a remote location of the building.
References in periodicals archive ?
Other Organisations Mentioned in This Report 4G Americas Bridge M2M Alliance European Commission European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Federal Communications Commission Global M2M Association Home Plug Alliance HomePNA Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Telecommunications Union M2M World Alliance Securities and Exchange Commission The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)
AIR HEAD Small plane and lettuce FOREST GRUMP Glum tree ROOF-FUL LOOK Eyes peer out from mock-Tudor home PLUG UGLY It's that sinking feeling
Honeywell, a longtime player in security and other home systems, added a series of Home Plug and Play products.
The multimode ASTER Wireless technology is also compatible with other time-based protocols such as IEEE 1394, Home Plug, USB and Bluetooth.
The 2011 CES is also bringing back the popular EHX@CES, the Gaming Showcase, HDMI, Home Plug, the iLounge Pavilion, CES' fastest growing TechZone, Location Based Services, Robotics, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet, USB, Wireless Mobility and Zigbee.
SCP, developed with the feedback and collaboration of industry leaders, will coexist with and enable convergence of the existing CEBus standard and Home Plug & Play(TM) specification.
These are compliant with the CEBus Standard (EIA-600) and the Home Plug & Play(TM) Specification, North America's open standards for control networks.
The 2011 CES is also bringing back highly trafficked EHX@CES, the Gaming Showcase, HDMI, Home Plug, the iLounge Pavilion, CES' fastest growing TechZone, Location Based Services, Robotics, Safe Driver, Sustainable Planet, USB, Wireless Mobility and Zigbee.
The DomoMeter fully implements the CEBus(R) Standard and the Home Plug & Play(TM) Specification, thereby guaranteeing interoperability with a host of other network products that have adopted these leading standards.
The CENTRON meter with the CEBus PL card will fully comply with the CEBus Standard and the Home Plug & Play(TM) Specification, North America's open standards for control networks.