powerline network

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powerline network

A data network that uses a building's electrical system as the transmission medium and regular wall outlets as connecting points. It is commonly used to extend a wired Ethernet network into another room.

Powerline networks do not interfere with the delivery of electricity in the same circuit because data are transmitted at a much higher frequency than the 60Hz or 50Hz used for AC power. For example, the HomePlug powerline technology uses frequencies from 4.5 MHz to 21 MHz. See powerline adapter, HomePlug and broadband over power lines.


Wired, Wireless and Powerline
A powerline network can be used with existing wired and wireless networks to extend the network via the building's electrical system. See Wi-Fi bridge.
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The Netricity program addresses the need for long-range powerline networking for outside the home, Smart Grid, Smart City and industrial control applications.
It links up to your home Internet router via powerline networking (which essentially turns your residence's electrical wires into a home network).
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Latest powerline networking kit turns electrical power outlets into high-speed Internet and home network connections
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DS2 has unveiled the largest display of commercially available 200Mbps Powerline Communications products at CES 2007 showing that Powerline Networking has arrived with whole home HD and audio networking.
Testing by the HomePlug Alliance showed powerline networking performance is consistent, regardless of a building's age or size; and, the presence of the data signal doesn't affect electrical service.
has announced the CS1102, said to be the first integrated chip to enable low-cost powerline networking via an Ethernet to HomePlug bridge, which allows users to share Internet access and connect a range of devices.
This year, they eliminated the Web pad and switched to powerline networking.
Powerline networking specialist devolo announced today that it will be previewing a new line of Powerline products at the CeBIT 2010 exhibition in March, with a new range of HomePlug products capable of transmission rates of up to 500Mb/s.