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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.
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Working with the HomePlug Powerline Alliance will facilitate interoperability between Wi-Fi equipment and devices connected to powerline home networks," said Edgar Figueroa, chief executive officer of the Wi-Fi Alliance.
com; Megan Novak Shockney, Ardell Group for HomePlug Powerline Alliance, +1-858-792-2939, megan@ardellgroup.
The Linksys HomePlug AV solutions are helping to drive the HomePlug AV standard forward," said Mathew Theall president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
HomePlug" and "Netricity" are trademarks of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc.
The endorsement and support of these world class manufacturers is a significant step in establishing robust technology standards to deliver on the smart grid promise," commented Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
The HomePlug Plugfest event series is sponsored and administered by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, the industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home power outlet networking products and services.
These are timely reports pointing to the continued growth of home networks and the preeminence of the HomePlug standard," commented Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services, today announced plans for the next version of its technical specification.
Broadcom is a well known leader and innovator in the communications semiconductor market, and having them join our board clearly strengthens our organization," said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.
Scheduled for October 23-24 in Napa Valley, California, the conference features a fast-paced program orchestrated and organized by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services.