Asoka Corporation, a provider of powerline communications/PLC hardware and services, launched its new PLC adapter PlugLink PoE-200 that supports the Power over Ethernet standard.
As indicated, the new PlugLink PoE-200 allows consumers and small businesses to quickly build networks that deliver up to 15.4 watts of DC power for devices like Voice over IP handsets, IP security cameras and other powered network devices. It eliminates the added costs and installation time, giving users high-speed data and power that takes just minutes to connect.
The PlugLink PoE-200 is noted to simplify PoE networks for small- and medium-sized businesses that currently need to either purchase wall power adapters, Ethernet cables for each handset, or a PoE switch or hub for network-based powering. In addition to simplifying installations, the PlugLink PoE-200 significantly reduces the cost of installing a VoIP PBX (News - Alert) since no new cabling and no external power supplies are required for each handset.
With the PlugLink PoE-200, a business owner or consumer can simply plug an adapter into any wall socket and connect the phone or device, turning the power outlet into a PoE network connection.
A key feature of the PlugLink PoE-200 is its ability to provide a 10/100 Ethernet port with PoE for user connectivity and a 200 Mbps PLC backbone connection. The adapter also supports the major Ethernet quality of service standards in addition to the HomePlug (News - Alert) AV standard which ensures sufficient bandwidth for use in VoIP and HDTV networks. The PlugLink PoE-200 will not interfere with the operation of other devices.
Additionally, the adapter features a secure network encryption key to ensure that data and content are protected while in transit on the PLC network. The adapter features 128-bit AES encryption for secure data transmission across the electrical power line.
In a release, Danny Castellano, vice president of marketing for Asoka stated that PoE is a great idea because it is easier to deploy and connect non-computer IP devices. Castellano also emphasized that with the PlugLink PoE-200, the company is moving the trend to the next level of simplicity.
The company plans to make the new PlugLink PoE-200 available with immediate effect in US, UK and European plug types.
In another news, Asoka USA has been assigned a patent (8,179,917) developed by Tat Keung Chan, South San Francisco, Calif., and Ray Liang, Shenzhen, China, for a system and method for repeater in a power line network.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman