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November 23, 2010

Cable: TRENDnet Unveils 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

TRENDnet, a provider of wired and wireless networking hardware solutions, announced the availability of 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter, TPL-401E, and the 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter kit, TPL-401E2K.

Available at a suggested retail price of $99.99, the new 500Mbps Powerline AV adapter can plug into any electrical outlet to create a secure 500Mbps building-wide network. For instant high-speed network access, user can connect one adapter to the router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the electrical system.

In addition, adapters can be connected quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. A Gigabit Ethernet port provided helps in maintaining a high performance wired connection. The adapter is also provided with LED displays that indicate device status for easy troubleshooting.

Furthermore, the new adapter is also provided with advanced 128-bit AES encryption that secures the network.

According to TRENDnet (News - Alert), up to 16 Powerline adapters can be used for network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. This adapter is ideal for use in buildings that interfere with wireless networking signals.

The company is also offering 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit, the TPL-401E2K. The kit includes two 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapters, which are required to start a Powerline network.

The Powerline network can easily manage multiple video, audio, and gaming streams without network lag.

"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," said Pei Huang, president and CEO of TRENDnet, in a statement. "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."

In the recent news, TRENDnet announced the availability of the ProView Wireless N Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Camera, TV-IP612WN, as well as the ProView PoE Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Camera, TV-IP612P.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf