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Intellon

Solwise 200Mbps Home Plug AV Ethernet Adaptor
Home Plug AV Certified - certification completed July 2007

The Solwise Home Plug Ethernet Adaptor provides No New Wires communications to any room, over any powerline wires, at the speed of up to 200Mbps.

Targeted at the residential users, the Solwise Home Plug AV unit is using Intellons INT6000 high-speed powerline chipset. With transfer rates of 200Mbps, Ethernet Home Plug AV can easily support full multimedia home networking throughout the whole house including simultaneous High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) video distribution, whole-house audio, Voice Over IP and high speed Internet in addition to data networking. It uses the power lines already installed in a home as a path to transmit digital data, voice, audio and video between devices.

Enhanced Quality of Service (QOS) also provides the guaranteed bandwidth reservations for multimedia payloads including TV over IP (IPTV), higher data rate broadband sharing, Online-Gaming, VoIP Calls, extending Wireless LANs coverage, Audio-Video transmission across the network as well as Network camera connectivity.

It is a plug and play solution that can be used wherever there is a wall socket, acting just like a physical network cable, streaming bandwidth to any room in the house. I t comes with a 128-bit AES encryption ensuring that your network communications is free from eavesdroppers and hackers. The Auto MDI/MDIX functionality of the Solwise Home Plug AV also simplifies and ensures a hassle free installation. These units are sold as singles, you will require at least two to create your network.

Specifications
Protocol/Standards
  Home Plug AV 1.0 specification, IEEE 802.3 10/100 Ethernet (100Mbps) and IEEE 802.3u Fast Ethernet Compliant
  10/100 Mbps AutoMDI/MDIx Support
 

Co-Exisits with existing 14Mbps Home Plug 1.0 and 85Mbps Turbo Home Plug 1.0 but they will not talk to each other.

All versions of the AV products will talk to each other so long as they are on version 2 firmware or newer.

Modulation Support
  OFDM 1024/256/64/16/8 QAM, QPSK, BPSK and ROBO Modulation Scheme
Frequency Band
  2Mhz to 30Mhz band
Quality of Service
  TDMA channel access with Contention-Free and Contention-Based (CSMA/CA) period
  Channel Adaptation ensures that signal integrity is maintained even under harsh noise environment
  Four Level prioritized random access method based on contention access and multi-segment
  ToS and CoS Packet Classifier
  Supports IGMP managed multicast session
Security Support 128-bit AES Encryption with key management for secure powerline communications (Utilise Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP to enable encryption)
Hardware
  Intellon INT6000 Integrated Single-chip Powerline Network Transceiver
Platform Support
  OS Independent with TCP/IP protocol installed
Power supply
  Switch Mode 100V-240V
LED Indicators
  1 x Power LED
  1 x Powerline Link/Activity Status LED
  1 x Ethernet Link/Activity Status LED
External Connectors
  1 x Electrical Power plugs
  1 x RJ45 for 10/100 Ethernet (AutoMDI/MDI-X)
Temperature
  Operating : 0o to 40 o Celsius
 


32 o to 104 o Fahrenheit
  Non-Operating : -25 o to 70 o Celsius
 

-13 o to 158 o Fahrenheit
Humidity
  Operating : 30% to 80% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
  Non-Operating : 30% to 95% Relative Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Power Saving Mode

Advantages:
1. It will save at least 30% power as compare to when the device is in idle state without activity.
2. Generate less heat within the device, thus pro-longing the lifespan of the device.

How it works?
The device will go into Power Saving Mode after 15 mins when the ethernet connection is switch off (either the cable is unplugged or the client device is switched off).

NOTE : Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Press Mentions & Reviews
PC Answers
PC Answers Editors Choice, Best Buy & 5 Stars!
Click here for copy November 2007
PC Gamer Click for review 05.11.07
PC Live Magazine - 4 stars Click here for copy October 2007
PersonalComputerWorld
Personal Computer World - group test on Networking Via the Main using 200Mbps Adapters. The Solwise PL-200AV units were awarded editors choice and even made it to the front cover.

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October 2007
Times Online
The Times Online take a look at the Solwise Home Plug AV units and the VeseNET Home Plug 14Mbps Adapters
Click for review 30.08.07
digitallifestyles.info mention the Home Plug AV Certification and price drop Click for review 10.08.07
PC Pro

Click for review

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Issue 152
June 2007
Windows XP Made Easy
Windows XP Made easy review the PL-200AV - 7/10 overall, 8/10 for ease of use and performance

Review knocks the price but prices have come down in the meantime.

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Issue 112
RouterTech Review
Click for review 14.04.07
The Register review the Solwise Home Plug AV

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05.02.07
PC Format

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Christmas 2006 Issue
IT Backbones mention the Home Plug AV 200Mbps adapters

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12.09.06
Bios Magazine mention the Home Plug AV 200Mbps adapters

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11.09.06
Tech Digest

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11.09.06
Pocket-Lint mention the Home Plug AV 200Mbps adapters

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11.09.06
Digital Home

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21.04.06
Downloads
Utility for product using the Firmware versions 2 & 3 Download here 09.03.09
Home Plug Alliance Technical White Paper for Home Plug AV Download here

Firmware ver2.0 Upgrade

Click here for details and instructions
You will need the serial number and model number from the label on the unit
06.04.09
Set Up Utility for latest firmware Download here 11.10.07

Firmware ver 1.4.5 SP2
Supposed to give even better streaming for IPTV.

Click here for details and instructions
You will need the serial number and model number from the label on the unit
07.03.07
Vista Setup Utility
Notes for Install:
When you need to run the utility upon installation, you will have to
run the application as administrator.
i.e.
1. right click on the application
2. click on "Run as Administrator"
Download here 06.03.07
Manual and setup utility Download here
Firmware (Ver 1.4.1424) Click here for details and instructions
You will need the serial number and model number from the label on the unit
Firmware (Ver 1.4.1444)
Firmware (Vr 1.4.5)
Gives a noticable improvement in through put speed.
 

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