The PE editorial team look back at some of the products that drew the most interest from our readers over the past 12 months.
Power Ethernet – Powerline
Powerline provides Internet access exactly where it’s needed by utilising the electrical mains cabling available in every room of the building. It allows installers to deliver a complete solution, and networking best practices, by installing a Powerline socket to provide “local room” WiFi and Ethernet connectivity without any coverage blackspots.
Data is transmitted by superimposing a modulated RF carrier frequency on to the 50Hz AC signal carried on a mains power line – electrical cables are transformed into electrical and data cables with no extra wiring needed anywhere.
It’s simple to install and set-up a network without the need for specialist data knowledge and the end user retains the ability to use the plug socket to plug in what they like without bringing down the network and generating an unnecessary support call.