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NetComm HomePlug enables plug-and-play networking over home or office power circuits

  • 22 August, 2005 14:47

<p>NetComm, a leading Australian provider of communications products and solutions, has released an Ethernet-over-power adaptor called HomePlug that allows networking of computers and peripheral devices over standard electrical circuits in the home or office.</p>
<p>“HomePlug allows anyone to take advantage of their existing power wiring to network their computers and peripherals without the expense or complexity of having dedicated network cabling installed,” said David Stewart, Managing Director of NetComm. “If you can plug something into a power point, you can set up your network with a HomePlug. It offers true plug-and-play functionality and is also ideal for use in situations where network cabling could not be installed, even if you wanted to – for example in heritage buildings, or structures with solid concrete walls or floors,” he said.</p>
<p>There are many uses for the NetComm HomePlug:</p>
<p>• Plug an ADSL modem router into a HomePlug and immediately share broadband Internet access to any room with a power point
• Connect up to 15 devices – computers, printers, modem routers, etc into a HomePlug network
• Connect a gaming console to the Internet for online gaming
• Network a printer so that everyone in the house can print to it</p>
<p>HomePlug is not a replacement for wireless, but a complementary product. In a wireless ‘dead spot’ the signal can be boosted by connecting a Wireless Access Point into a HomePlug in the area requiring coverage.</p>
<p>The product also comes with a PC software utility to turn on security to prevent ‘eavesdroppers’ from accessing the network.</p>
<p>HomePlugs must be on the same electrical circuit to communicate with one another. However, this is not an issue in most homes or commercial buildings because all of the power points usually run on one circuit while lighting is on a separate circuit.</p>
<p>The NetComm adaptor is based on the HomePlug 1.0 specification developed by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, an international organisation made up of leading information technology and consumer electronics manufacturers.</p>
<p>“The other interesting aspect of this technology is that in the future it will converge with consumer electronics to create ‘entertainment networking’,” said David Stewart. “It won’t be long before you will be able to unpack your new flat-panel TV and simply plug it in to be instantly connected to your digital set-top box, DVD player, Digital Video Recorder, home theatre system and the Internet – all without tripping over unsightly cables or puzzling over connections. We’re already working on the next generation of products.”</p>
<p>NetComm’s HomePlug is now available from computer resellers at a recommended retail price of $199 (including GST). Product enquiries can be made to NetComm on (02) 9424 2070 or sales@netcomm.com.au.</p>
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<p>About NetComm</p>
<p>NetComm is Australia's leading provider of broadband hardware solutions. It holds a commanding position in the key markets of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), high-speed networking, wireless, hotspots and digital surveillance systems, and is developing a strong presence in the VoIP sector. NetComm products are researched, developed and engineered in Australia to meet local requirements and conditions. The company has a history of sustained growth and innovation, and is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: NTC). For more information visit www.netcomm.com.au</p>
<p>For more information visit www.netcomm.com.au</p>
<p>Media Contact
John Back
Kinetics
(02)9976-6611
john@kinetics.com.au</p>

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