Western Digital has launched a powerline AV kit that allows a user to stream audio and video files using a power outlet.
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The WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit comes with four ports on each of the two adapters, allowing users to connect their router and up to seven additional devices to their high-speed network.
WD claims that the Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit provides data transfer speeds up to 200 megabits per second (Mbps) and is simple to set up. All a user needs to do is to simply plug one of the two adapters in the kit into their router and an electrical outlet then plug the other adapter into another outlet where they need access to wired network connections.
WD’s Vice President of Marketing for its Branded Products Group, Dale Pistilli said, “Consumers are accumulating an increasing number of Internet-capable connected TVs, video game consoles and media players providing access to exciting online content through services such as YouTube. Wireless networks, while popular, don’t always deliver the reliable high-speed connections needed to sustain HD video streaming. Meanwhile, drilling holes for new Ethernet cables is complicated, expensive and messy. With the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit, it’s truly easy to enjoy all the HD streaming and broadband Internet capabilities of these great new devices anywhere there is an electrical outlet.”
The Western Digital Livewire is available now for $169.99.