Cheat Sheet: Homeplug
Powerline networks can be created without drilling any holes. In addition, Powerline can be more secure than wireless. Powerline networking can also be used for audio and video distribution. NuVo has recently released products that utilize HomePlug for distributing audio throughout a house.
What manufacturers currently offer HomePlug products?
Adopter members of HomePlug include Actiontec Electronics, Inc.; Analog Devices, Inc.;, Askey Computer Corp.; ASUSTek Computer, Inc.; Aztech Systems LTD.; Belkin International; Billion Electric Co., Ltd.; Broadcom Corporation; DIRECTV; EchoStar; Fujitsu; Siemens; GigaFast E, Ltd.; NETGEAR, Inc.; NuVo Technologies LLC; Russound; and ZyXEL.
What’s HomePlug AV?
HomePlug AV was developed from HomePlug. It is designed specifically for entertainment applications including HDTV and provides a 200 Mbps data rate. HomePlug AV, and other PLN protocols, can be used to send HDMI signals via powerline.
HomePlug Command and Control is the next phase for PLN. This new platform will allow control over climate, lighting, appliances and security via PLN. The Command and Control Specification working group includes such companies as GE Energy, LG Electronics, Sharp, Simply Automated and`Texas Instruments.