devolo isn’t the only company networking around your home circuitry, D-Link is offering it too, courtesy of its DHP-301 PowerLine HD Ethernet Starter Kit.
The DHP-301 is being pitches as a solution for streaming bandwidth-demanding applications such as high-definition media streaming, music sharing and online multi-player gaming. Connecting to the home network is as simple as plugging one adapter to a router and the other to an Ethernet-ready device such as a personal computer, High Definition TV, digital video recorder, game console, print server or digital media player. That facilitates data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps. The electrical currents do not interfere with the data network because electricity and data are transmitted at very different frequencies.
Other features include a built-in Quality-of-Service (QoS) engine that prioritises data packets in order to enhance HD video and audio streaming, along with 3DES encryption for securing the connection. The DHP-301 PowerLine HD Ethernet Starter Kit is available now fopr around £129.99.