Wired and wireless networking innovator TRENDnet went to market today with their first of its kind 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter and the 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit. Dubbed TPL-401E and TPL-401E2K respectively, both solutions are industry leading and the fastest Powerline solutions currently available.
The Powerline AV Adapter is effectively a network adapter that works over traditional electrical systems – just plug it into any electrical outlet and you have a secure 500Mbps building-wide network instantly. If you have two adapters, you can plug one into your router and the other into any outlet on your electrical system to get instant high speed network access across the building.
Connecting the adapters to each other is also as simple as pressing the one-touch connect buttons on them. A total of 16 Powerline adapters can be linked to separate network devices in different rooms to set up a single network without any new cabling. Each adapter also comes equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to provide a high performance wired network.
A simple and easy to understand LED display shows the status of each adapter for immediate troubleshooting while the 128-bit AES encryption ensures there is no chance of security interference. The Windows utility that is part of the package makes it easy to manage individual adapters.
The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit is composed of two 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapters – meaning it is ready to start a Powerline network. The best part about the new Powerline AV Adapters is that any network created using these is totally free from network lags or from the interference with wireless networking signals that arise out of building walls.
“Despite early announcements from competing brands, TRENDnet is excited to be the first brand to actually launch these exciting new 500Mbps Powerline solutions to the market,” stated Pei Huang, President and CEO of TRENDnet. “This caps a tremendous year for TRENDnet; marked by: our 20th year anniversary, launching the first 450Mbps wireless router, and now being first to market with 500Mbps Powerline solutions.”
The 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter, model TPL-401E and the 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, model TPL-401E2K will both start shipping on November 29. The price tag for the TPL-401E is $99.99 while that for the TPL-401E2K is $179.99.
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