|[December 10, 2012]
Asoka Debuts PLC Adapter with Power over Ethernet for Simple Small Business VoIP Networking
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Corporation, a pioneer in powerline communications (PLC) hardware
and services, announced today the PlugLink® PoE-200 (PL9660-48A), its
first PLC adapter to support the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard.
The PlugLink PoE-200 allows consumers and small businesses to quickly
build networks that deliver up to 15.4 Watts of DC power for devices
like Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets, IP security cameras and other
powered network devices.
The PlugLink PoE-200 opens up home applications for PoE, and simplifies
PoE networks for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that
currently need to either purchase "wall wart" power adapters and
Ethernet cables for each handset, or purchase a PoE switch or hub for
network-based powering. In addition to simplifying installations, the
PlugLink PoE-200 significantly reduces the cost of installing a VoIP PBX (News - Alert)
since no new cabling and no external power supplies are required for
With the PlugLink PoE-200, a business owner or consumer can simply plug
an adapter into any wall socket and connect the phone r device, turning
the power outlet into a PoE network connection.
"PoE is a great idea because it made it easier to deploy and connect
non-computer IP devices, and with the PlugLink PoE-200 we're taking that
to the next level of simplicity," said Danny Castellano, vice president
of marketing for Asoka. "The PlugLink eliminates the added costs and
installation time, giving users high-speed data and power that takes
just minutes to connect."
The PlugLink PoE-200 provides a 10/100 Ethernet port with PoE for user
connectivity and a 200 Mbps PLC backbone connection. The adapter also
supports the major Ethernet quality of service (QoS) standards in
addition to the HomePlug (News - Alert)®AV standard which ensures sufficient bandwidth
for use in VoIP and HDTV networks. The PlugLink PoE-200 will not
interfere with the operation of other devices.
Additionally, the adapter features a secure network encryption key to
ensure that data and content are protected while in transit on the PLC
network. The adapter features 128-bit AES encryption for secure data
transmission across the electrical power line - users simply push the
encryption button to "pair" adapters and the encryption is set.
The PlugLink PoE-200 is available today with US, UK and European plug
types. For more information, please visit http://asokatech.com/pluglink-page.
Asoka is a pioneer in powerline networking (PLN) technology that enables
carriers and systems integrators to provide state-of-the-art digital
living services. These include home area networks, energy management
services, home monitoring and solar system monitoring. Asoka products
have been deployed in over one million locations worldwide and provide
fast and flexible installation of high-speed networks by using existing
electrical wiring as the network medium. Headquartered in Santa Clara,
CA, Asoka's customers include AT&T, Comcast, Swisscom, Rogers, Motorola,
FairPoint, CenturyLink and Clearwire (News - Alert). More information about Asoka can
be found at www.asokatech.com.
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