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See the CES articles and press releases about broadband powerline communication advancements below. The CES show was an outstanding powerline event. 2006/7 is the year of powerline broadband coming of age.

CES 2007 :: International CES :: January 8-11, 2007 :: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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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Broadband Powerline and Powerline Networking
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This week has been the:
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES),
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8-11, 2007

The patience of 2006 has proven that the fruit of 2007 is well worth the wait.

Here are some of the latest article updates:

VEGAS, BUSINESS WIRE -- DS2, the global leader in powerline communication chipsets today 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. The demo highlights the ease and simplicity of powerline home networking using a mix of readily available and new to market products from a range branded manufacturers including new products from Averlogic, Acbel, CORINEX Communications, D-Link, DEFIDEV, Conceptronic, NETGEAR and Texas Instruments.
-- IPTV Home Networks: Powerline enables IPTV subscribers to receive content in any room of the home without adding expensive cabling or the lag and pixelation of other technologies.
-- Audio and Video Streaming for Home Networking: Powerline networking is an excellent networking solution for streaming HD-grade videos or send audio files and digital photos from room-to-room without the disruption.
-- Home Security Systems: PLC is ideal for networking video surveillance cameras around your home, and to create a central monitoring station to send surveillance monitoring and alarm signals to e-mail, hand held's etc.
-- Simultaneous and online gaming: With DS2 based chipsets, UPA Plug tested powerline communications product online gaming finally lives up to its potential without the threat of video pixelation or freezing.

Booth 35632 LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intellon Corporation, the global leader in standards-based powerline communications integrated circuits (ICs) for home networking of data and multi-media content, today announced more than a dozen leading manufacturers at CES will be showcasing new, interoperable products that use Intellon’s HomePlug AV-based ICs to distribute multiple high-definition (HD) video streams over existing in-home powerlines. Manufacturers with products using Intellon’s HomePlug AV-based ICs include: Actiontec, Asoka USA, Aztech, devolo AG, D-Link, Gigafast, Linksys, NETGEAR, Sercomm, Siemens Home and Office Communication Devices, Solwise and ZyXEL.

LAS VEGAS, NV and IRVINE, CA, JANUARY 8, 2007 ? From the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, Linksys?, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for the home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business user, today announced its newest PowerLine networking products that are designed for HomePlug AV, the next generation of PowerLine standards from the HomePlug PowerLine Alliance. The Linksys PowerLine AV Ethernet Kit (PLK200) includes two PowerLine AV Ethernet Adapter (PLE200) units, enabling consumers to purchase a complete solution to connect their computers, networked entertainment products, or peripheral devices utilizing the existing power lines at data throughput speeds up to 100Mbps* around their home.

SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced it has granted its “Designed for HomePlug AV” mark to 14 products from 11 companies as a result of compliance and interoperability testing performed by an independent laboratory in France.
Founded in 2000, the HomePlug Alliance is the only powerline communications organization to offer open-standard based technology backed by multiple silicon providers and a strong program of compliance and interoperability testing. The latest round of HomePlug testing is the first to identify products that are designed for the HomePlug AV high-speed connectivity solution. The HomePlug 1.0 certification mark already exists on over seven million HomePlug 1.0 products sold worldwide.
“By confirming that products from multiple vendors meet HomePlug specifications, the Alliance’s compliance and interoperability programs ensure that consumers will have a robust and user-friendly experience,” said Mathew Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. “All consumers need to do is look for the HomePlug logo, and they will know that the products they are buying will work seamlessly together.”
Products awarded the “Designed for HomePlug AV” mark at the latest Plugfest event include:
Actiontec - HPE200AV
Asoka USA - PluglinkAV PL9660ETH
Aztech - HL108EC(US), HL108E (EU)
D-LINK - DHP-304
devolo - Dlan 200 AV, Dlan 200 Avdesk, Dlan 200 Avpro, Dlan 200 Avpro I
Gigafast - PE928-EB
Intellon Corporation - Ethernet to Powerline Reference Design (RD6000 ETH)
Solwise - Net-PL-200AV
ZyXEL - PLA400

Adanet Technologies Co. Ltd has launched the ANPL-E2000, a turbo PowerLine Ethernet adapter that has up to 200Mbps transmission rate. It features 200m operating range, 56-bit DES/3 DES encryption, plug-and-play and power socket. The device allows users to connect to desktop PCs and other Ethernet-enabled devices. It supports video and audio streaming, as well as IPTV application. The ANPL-E200 supports HomePlug 1.0 products. It also supports peer-to-peer networking.

10 Jan. 2007. Telkonet Inc., a provider of powerline carrier (PLC) networking solutions using existing electrical wiring, will begin deploying its government-certified Telkonet iWire System for use by the Department of the Navy (DoN) late this month. Telkonet previously announced that the system was approved for use by Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and DoN within the NMCI computing environment.

Yes, it is something of a gimmick, but for the last few years at CES manufacturers have competed to see who can come up with the biggest TV. This year, the "honor" went to Sharp, which weighed in with a 108-inch Aquos set.
Sharp is also putting a bet on powerline networking as its choice for bringing multimedia content from a PC to a television. Powerline is a type of networking that uses existing home wiring to carry data. It's an appealing technology that's been around for several years, but hasn't quite caught on as wireless networking has increased in speed and reliability.
Sharp's Network Aquos system takes advantage of the newest versions of powerline networking, which have data transmission speeds of up to 200 megabits per second and can carry two HD feeds. The company expects to be shipping powerline products compatible with its Network Aquos system this summer.

NETGEAR(R) Recognized for Outstanding Design and Quality With Unprecedented Five Products Receiving Honoree Designations in Innovations 2007 Design and Engineering Awards RangeMax(TM) NEXT Wireless-N Router - Gigabit Edition (WNR854T), Storage Central Turbo (SC101T), Powerline HD Ethernet Adapter Kit (HDXB101), Skype WiFi Phone (SPH101), and Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype (SPH200D) Selected for Design, Features, User Value, and Enhancing Consumers’ Quality of Life

ZyXEL's unparalleled line-up of converged technologies for the Digital Home includes the following product families that will be on display this week at CES: Powerline - Featuring the latest in HomePlug AV technology. ZyXEL's powerline Ethernet adapters offer 200 Mbps data rate. ZyXEL is the first to offer HomePlug AV powerline adapters that connect either through home electrical outlets or coaxial cable. ZyXEL's Powerline product family includes:
-- Powerline Ethernet Adapter - PLA-400
-- Powerline Ethernet/Coaxial Adapter - PLA-402
-- Powerline Ethernet Router with Gateway - NBG-318

Arkados (OTC BB: AKDS), known as “the HomePlug® Applications Company” and GigaFast, a leading manufacturer of networking products for home-based and small- to medium-sized businesses, are using the occasion of the 40th Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to demonstrate a variety of solutions incorporating Arkados chips and software, and GigaFast’s product design expertise. In this relationship, Arkados supplies chips and software to GigaFast, an Original Design Manufacturer (ODM). GigaFast, in turn, designs and manufactures products for OEMs – large companies who bring products to market under their own brand. This relationship allows all companies in the chain to leverage the specialization and the expertise of the partners.

BEER-SHEVA, Israel-(Business Wire)-December 19, 2006 - Yitran is the inventor of the HomePlug CC (Command & Control), upcoming standard. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 8-11, 2007 Yitran will show, a combination of its Powerline Communication technology together with Wireless solutions on a variety of applications including Home Automation and Automatic Meters Reading (AMR). The demonstration will take place at the HomePlug booth - South 2 27018.
Netgear said that it is the first to deliver YouTube content direct to the TV. "We access YouTube through YouTube (application programming interfaces) directly to their servers," said Michael Spilo, vice president of engineering for Netgear. Netgear executives would not comment further on the relationship between the companies, but hinted that they may make a further announcement about a partnership in the future.

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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
  • Powerline Appliances
  • Personal Computers

    What kind of networking devices?

  • All Audio and Video Streaming
  • In House Networking Systems
  • Health Industry

    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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