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So just what is Broadband Powerline Networking?
Powerline Communication and Broadband Powerline BPL is a global community technology. The PLC broadband powerline signal uses the common electrical grid. Power lines can now carry the Internet digital signal to your home. Homes can now use the wiring in the walls to transmit the network and Internet signals throughout the homes numerous wall plugin sockets. Simply plug-in and you are connected. New broadband powerline Internet radios and televisions are entering the world market. New personal computers(PCs) are including the power line chipset for automatic network communications. One of the larger Powerline Alliances is HomePlug.
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Special Committee on Radio Interference looks into standards for BPL Broadband Power Line.
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CES 2005 Show
Broadband Powerline and Powerline Networking
comes of age in 2005 at the CES Show.
CES Show and Powerline updates
PLUGTEK POWERLINE NETWORK eLIBRARY
This week has been the:
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES),
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 6-9, 2005
The patience of 2004 has proven that the fruit of
2005 is well worth the wait.
Here are some of the latest article updates:
LAS VEGAS, CES 2005, LVCC, South Hall, Booth 26624, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ --
Smarthome, Inc., the world's leading provider of electronic products to
improve the home, today announced initial Insteon(TM) products for
lighting and appliance control at CES 2005 in Las Vegas this week. These
first Insteon products will be demonstrated at Smarthome's booth 26624;
shipping is scheduled for second quarter of 2005.
Insteon (for "instant on") is the first dual band wireless home-control
network technology combining radio frequency (RF) communications with the
home's existing wiring, or powerline, to deliver a secure, reliable and
fast connection for automatic or remote control of lighting, security,
entertainment systems, appliances and climate.
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005-- Intellon Corporation, the world
leader in powerline communications, today announced that Samsung
Electronics Company is using Intellon's HomePlug AV powerline technology
together with Freescale Semiconductor's Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless
technology to demonstrate the distribution of multiple high-definition
(HD) content streams throughout the home. The combination of HomePlug AV
and UWB networking technologies enables consumers to easily connect all of
their digital entertainment devices and distribute the content anywhere in
the home with the added freedom of mobility.
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005-- Asoka USA Corporation, a
leading Powerline Communications developer and manufacturer, has been
selected by Intellon Corporation, the leading HomePlug® Powerline
semiconductor manufacturer, as a strategic partner to launch a HomePlug
with Turbo network solution for the digital home, called the PlugLink(TM)
Turbo Ethernet Wall Module. The new module uses the latest HomePlug
1.0-compatible Powerline technology from Intellon with high speed
powerline networking at speeds up to 85 Mbps.
...Additional NETGEAR products on display in the general booth will
include the 54 Mbps Cable/DSL Wireless Travel Router (WGR101), another CES
Innovation Award honoree, and the 54 Mbps Universal Wireless Range
Extender Kit (WGXB102), for those users that seek to enhance their
existing wireless networking experience with a combined powerline and
802.11g wireless solution.
The HomePlug AV demonstration will use HomePlug's new AV technology and
Sharp's high quality AV transmission technologies to distribute
high-definition content from a personal video recorder (PVR) to Sharp's
popular Aquos LCD television over the powerlines within a home. The
demonstration will show how the HomePlug AV standard will enhance
consumers' digital entertainment experience by enabling whole-house
distribution of content without the need to install additional video
recorders or run new wires.
Report Finds INSTEON(TM), a New Dual-Band Networking Technology Developed
by Smarthome, Stands to Revolutionize Home Automation With a Solution That
Augments the Reliability of Any Wireless Network in the Home Through the
Addition of Powerline Control.
University Park, Pa. -- Penn State engineers have developed a new model
for high-speed broadband transmissions over U.S. overhead electric power
lines and estimate that, at full data rate handling capacity, the lines
can provide bit rates that far exceed DSL or cable over similar spans.
Kyodo) _ Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and
Sony Corp. said Thursday they have agreed to form an alliance for global
diffusion of common specifications for high-speed power line
The group, tentatively named the CE-Powerline Communication Alliance, will
encourage other consumer electronics and information technology companies
in the world to cooperate in promoting power line-based home networking,
they said. CE stands for consumer electronics.
Here are some of the technologies that power devices to control everything
from home entertainment to security...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Artimi Inc., a fabless semiconductor company
developing Ultra Wideband (UWB) silicon solutions, announced today that it
is demonstrating its patented dual-mode UWB semiconductor technology in a
UWB over powerline demonstration during the International Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week.
SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--HomePlug® Powerline
Alliance, Inc. today announced that Duke Power, EchoStar Technologies
Corporation, and Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc. have joined the
alliance, offering further endorsement of the alliance's industry-wide
leadership in creating worldwide specifications for powerline networking
products and services.
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005-- Intellon Corporation, the world
leader in powerline communications, today announced that WiLife, an
emerging developer and marketer of professional grade, do-it-yourself
digital video surveillance systems for the residential and small office
marketplace, has selected the company's HomePlug-compliant ICs for
LukWerks - the world's first powerline digital video security and
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--Asoka® USA Corporation today
announced a licensing relationship with BellSouth® (NYSE:BLS - News), a
Fortune 100 communications services company, to offer BellSouth-branded
home networking equipment nationwide. The companies will offer HomePlug®
certified Powerline Network Technology through a variety of retail outlets
LAS VEGAS — Vendors split over powerline technology. Panasonic announced
plans here at the Consumer Electronics Show to sell and license its
in-house powerline technology. The company has formed an alliance with
Mitsubishi and Sony to ensure competing powerline approaches won't
interfere with each other.
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2005--CDKnet.com, Inc. (OTCBB:CDKN -
News) announced today that its subsidiary Arkados Inc., a developer of
highly integrated System-on-Chip solutions, is introducing the ArkTIC
family of converged multimedia and networking solutions for the home. The
ArkTIC family is a portfolio of turnkey hardware and software solutions
that enable OEMs and ODMs to quickly develop digitally networked consumer
electronic products with a competitive cost structure to address this
rapidly developing market. Among other networking interfaces the first
member of the ArkTIC family will support a powerline communication
interface based on the HomePlug Powerline Specification 1.0.1.
LONDON — Manufacturers and developers of silicon for ultrawideband are
flocking to Las Vegas this week to demonstrate their designs in various
prototypes and products at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The BridgeCo DM850 and DM830 processors interface directly to a wide
variety of PHY-layer network devices, including HomePlug(TM) Powerline
chips and 802.11g wireless devices.
Intellon Corporation, the world leader in powerline communications and TII
Network Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TIII - News), a leading provider of
telecommunications network protection and management products, announced
today that they have teamed-up to introduce the first HomePlug® embedded
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2005--Corinex Communications Corp. and
DS2 are proud to announce the immediate availability of the Powerline
industry's first solution for distributing ultra high-speed signals over
the existing electrical wiring in a building. The Corinex AV Powerline
Ethernet adapter offers an amazing throughput of up to 200Mbps, ample
bandwidth for streaming multiple high quality video signals, while
simultaneously delivering high-speed Internet access throughout an entire
Use of HomePlug AV MAC and PHY Technology as Baseline for New Broadband
Over Powerline Specification Will Assure High Performance and
GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2005--Telkonet, Inc. (Amex:TKO -
News), the leader in providing in-building broadband access over existing
electrical wiring, today announced that it has teamed with Microwave
Satellite Technologies (MST) to provide a complete Internet solution,
including NuVision Broadband (TM), to residents in Trump properties in New
York, including the Trump Place, Trump World Tower, and the Trump
International Hotel and Tower. MST is a global communications technology
company that provides wired and wireless data, video, and voice services
to multi-national corporations, commercial properties, and multi-family
residences throughout the United States.
LAS VEGAS, NV--(MARKET WIRE)--Jan 7, 2005 -- The launch of the Universal
Powerline Association marks a major paradigm shift in the development and
execution of industry standards. It brings together the major players in
the Powerline Communication (PLC) arena to jointly work on industry
standards and promote the worldwide deployment of interoperable and
coexisting PLC networks for all markets and all applications. The
Universal Powerline Association (UPA) aligns industry leaders in the
global PLC market to the purpose of ensuring "a level playing field" for
the deployment of, both access and in-home, PLC technologies to the
benefit of consumers worldwide.
In the demonstration, Intellon's HomePlug AV technology serves as the
network backbone, transmitting HD content from Samsung's media server to
multiple HDTV displays by simply plugging the server and the HDTVs into
any convenient power outlets. Simultaneously, the HD content is
transmitted via powerline from the Samsung media server to a Samsung thin
client using Freescale's UWB technology to stream the content wirelessly
to another HDTV.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 7, 2005--Conexant Systems,
Inc. (NASDAQ:CNXT - News), today announced that Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Dwight Decker will present at the Needham & Company
Seventh Annual Growth conference on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at 10:30
a.m. Eastern time at the Palace Hotel in New York City. A live webcast and
replay of the presentation will be accessible from the Investor Relations
section of Conexant's Web site at www.conexant.com/ir.
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...HomePlug advocates believe the technology may be victorious in the
competition to carry video. A new standard, HomePlug AV, is due to be
ratified in the first quarter of this year, and products using the
technology will probably appear in early 2006. HomePlug AV will provide a
theoretical throughput of 200 megabits per second, which would translate to
a real-world speed of 70 to 120 mbps, according to Andy Melder, senior vice
president of Intellon, which makes chips for HomePlug products.
JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2005--Bel (NASDAQ:BELFA -
News; NASDAQ:BELFB - News), a premier developer of fuses and magnetic-based
solutions for high-speed networking and computing applications, today
announced the release of a new Product Overview brochure. Notably, the
literature highlights the most popular product offerings ...
Among the connector modules offered are single- and multi-port MagJack
RJ-45 connectors with integrated magnetics for 10/100/1000Base-T, and Power
over Ethernet (PoE) applications, together with Category 5e and Category 6
modular plugs. Integrated broadband modules for xDSL, T1/E1/J1, ISDN,
powerline, cable modem, and set top box employment are covered, as are
RoHS-compliant SMT and through-hole fuses, and circuit protection SIP
modules for tip and ring applications.
More on Ultra Wide Band:
Big River Telephone Company is a full service telecommunications company
offering a full suite of local telephone, long distance, VoIP, Broadband
over Powerline, Wireless, Broadband over Cable, and Internet services to
business and residential customers in the Midwest. For more information,
call 800-455-1608 or visit the company's website at
Powerline networking has been a staple of the consumer electronics industry
since the X-10 home automation system was launched in the 1970s, but its
progress has been less than impressive. However, that could change with the
adoption of the HomePlug 1.0 standard and, in the UK, Packard Bell has
already launched a PC with HomePlug built in.
Telkonet, Inc. (Amex: TKO - News), announced today it has signed a contract
to install its high-speed Internet access system in all 31 Sandman Hotels,
Inns and Suites located throughout Canada.
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What type of products are in the market?
Powerline Ethernet Modules
Powerline to Wireless
Powerline Homeplug USB
What BPL products are coming?
Powerline Network Radios
What kind of networking devices?
All Audio and Video Streaming
In House Networking Systems
The uses are unlimited. With the marriage of Powerline and Wireless, the final solution to networking has been achieved. Wireless limitations has now been overcome by the power grid. By using the electrical wires, the digital data signal can be passed throughout a building. Small modules plugged into the electricity outlet then beams the wireless signal throughout the location.
What about the Utilities?
The Utility companies are now seeing the potential of entering into the telecommunications market by supplying Internet via the power lines which are already in place. This proves to have enormous potential for many countries in the world who have no solid Internet system. Now these countries will be able to use their electricity grid to make the Internet accessable.
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