With LAN connections being messy and unsightly, and wireless LAN not offering as reliable a connection at times, increasingly, companies are offering a solution which delivers an Ethernet connection via a normal power outlet. Panasonic is the next company to join the likes of Netgear and D-Link to offer such a solution.
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The Panasonic HD-PLC adaptor converts every AC power outlet in your home into a portal for internet access. All a user has to do is to plug the Master and Terminal units into the same power outlet, push the Setup button on each unit, and as soon as the LED lights up, you can now move the units anywhere you want to go online at home.
So, rather than stretch Ethernet cables around the home or office, the adaptors slot into power outlets to give you an Ethernet connection wherever they are plugged in.
Panasonic claims to provide speeds of up to 190 Mbps, advanced error correction, and AES 128-bit encryption, providing peace of mind at fast speeds.
Actual rate: Maximum 70 Mbps (UDP)
Maximum 42 Mbps (TCP: When Using FTP)
Maximum number of adaptors per network: 16 (including master)
Maximum number of devices connected to each adaptor: 8
Frequency band: 4-28MHz
Modulation: Wavelet OFDM (16 PAM to 2 PAM)
Transmission PHY rate: Maximum 190 Mbps
Access method: CSMA / CA
Encryption: AES 128-bit encryption
Communication distance: About 150m (Varies depending on the electrical environment)
Dimensions: 121 x 40 x 70 mm
Power supply: Input 100 – 240 V AC