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Solwise 200AV HomePlug adapter

Solwise is to sell a HomePlug powerline adapter that enables home networking without the tricky setup routine.

The Solwise HomePlug adapter with SimpleConnect plugs in to a standard mains socket and uses the electrical mains circuit around the home to transfer data between devices.

The advantage of such products is that data can be transferred at a rate of up to 200Mbps (megabits per second) – far outstripping the bandwidth of Wi-Fi networks.

Where the Solwise 200AV HomePlug adapter may score against similar powerline products is that it costs a relatively modest £50 including VAT.

It comes with built-in 128bit AES encryption, supports TCP/IP and is able to work on the same network as slower HomePlug AV 1.0 adapters. However, both the Solwise 200AV product and older devices on the same network need to be on version 2.0 of the HomePlug firmware in order to see and talk to each other.

Solwise is to sell the £50 HomePlug directly as well as via established resellers and at www.amazon.co.uk.

Solwise 200AV HomePlug adapter

Solwise 200AV HomePlug adapter

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