Netgear Unveils New Powerline Adapters
By Mendelson Tiu | Wednesday | 03/03/2010
has launched new powerline kits that provide data transfer speeds of up
to 500Mbps on a users electrical outlets.
The Netgear Powerline AV 500 Adapter
Kit (XAVB5001) is smaller than a deck of cards and up to 50 percent smaller
than competing products, while the Powerline AV+ 500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5501)
offers a cutting-edge integrated filtered power socket for "pass-through"
capability. This will enable customers to connect a wide range of power-hungry
and electrically noisy devices while still maintaining the highest performance.
Both powerlines promise speeds of up to 500 Mbps, whole-home coverage
and good performance.
Netgear's Managing Director for Australia
and New Zealand, Ryan Parker said, "Netgear continues to drive its
leadership in the Powerline networking space in a global capacity through
providing innovative, high performance products. The Australian market
has been slow to adopt Powerline technology for in home distribution of
network access, the Internet and personal media."
"However with the advent of Home
Plug AV (200MB) and now the Powerline AV+ range, we are excited by the
enthusiasm from our channel partners to take on the challenge of educating
the Australian and NZ consumers on the benefits of using Powerline to
internet connect every room in the home for hi def media streaming,"
The adapters incorporate
the latest in technology innovations and are designed to be compatible
with the draft international IEEE P1901 powerline standard. Thus, these
solutions provide greater speeds for bandwidth-hungry applications such
as lag-free Internet gaming, Voice over IP (VoIP), large file transfers
to networked devices, and even simultaneous 1080p HD video streaming to
multiple TVs throughout the home.
Features of the new Powerline include:
500 Mbps PHY rates and Gigabit link
Backwards compatibility with other
HomePlug AV products from NETGEAR, as well as other installed HomePlug
AV-certified products from other vendors.
Designed for compatibility with the
draft IEEE P1901 global standard for high-speed powerline communications.
Ideal for use with Internet-connected
devices that demand high bandwidth, such as the NETGEAR Digital Entertainer
Express (EVA9100), Elite (EVA9150) and Live (EVA2000) digital media
Blu-ray players, TiVo, AppleTV,
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, DVRs and network-enabled TVs.