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devolo dLAN 200 AVdesk - ultra-fast mains-borne networking

by Bob Crabtree on 5 October 2006, 16:10

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PRESS RELEASE



devolo Introduces World First in AV Home Networking

dLAN 200 AVdesk adaptor supports HDTV and triple play services with 200Mbps home networking

04 October, 2006 – devolo has launched the dLAN 200 AVdesk – a high-speed home networking solution which supports high definition multi-media entertainment and triple play services, with data transfer speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

The dLAN 200 AVdesk has the bandwidth to support full multi-media home networking through the whole house. With transfer rates of 200Mbps and ADSL2+ technology, the HomePlug supports HDTV, video-streaming, Voice Over IP and high speed Internet.

Using Intellon Turbo integrated circuits, the adaptor features Ethernet connectivity enabling PCs, broadband modems and routers, games consoles and set-top boxes to be quickly connected to the network.

dLAN 200 AVdesk HomePlugs are available from 11th October at a recommended retail price of £99.99 (inc VAT). The Starter Kit consists of two adaptors and costs £179.99. All packs come with a comprehensive three-year warranty and support package.

Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo said: “HomePlug AV transforms household electrical wiring into the backbone for a home network enabling Internet, TV and video-streaming to be used throughout the house – giving our customers true value for money and a platform for future home networking.

“The dLAN 200 AVdesk combines powerful functionality with ease of use – a plug and play solution which has the bandwidth and robustness to deliver multiple streams of rich entertainment along with other digital traffic, wherever there is a wall socket, acting just like a physical cable.”

With proven security and functionality benefits over both traditional Ethernet cabling and WLAN, the dLAN 200 AVdesk adaptor removes the need to install extra wiring throughout the house, and is unaffected by any reduction in transmission quality, which can often be caused by walls and ceilings when operating on wireless networks.

About devolo
devolo was founded in May 2002 by former employees of the now insolvent German data communications and graphics card developer ELSA AG. Focusing on the consumer data communications marketplace, devolo has taken over all the technological expertise from ELSA AG along with the brand names and product rights for “MicroLink”.

20 years of experience in developing data communications solutions provides the ultimate foundation for producing a broad spectrum of high quality products.

Whilst the UK will focus primarily on the MicroLink dLAN HomePlug networking range of products, the current European range also includes analogue modems, ADSL modems and focused networking technologies for private consumers and professional business users.

Due to the many years of experience that our employees collectively possess, a relatively young company like devolo can assure the quality of its products straight from the outset. In addition, our in-house R&D team constantly ensure that a flow of innovative products are developed to match market requirements.
Sales Information:
devolo UK
Oxford, United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 1865 244141
Email: sales@devolo.co.uk
Web: www.devolo.co.uk


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nice idea but at £100 quid a pop its not cost effective, you can get a wireless 11g+ card for £20 and be on par with these things.:mexican:

Hmm and the site manager might want to change the MB settings it wont let me reply with the quoted urls in there yet so i have to remove the posters full urls before i can reply :mad: .
“Members are required to have a minimum of 5 posts before they can post any URL's ”
11g isn't quite up to scratch for streaming Video files - unless they are very low quality. I would just go for Cat5E in the walls to be fair :)

The 5 posts thing is to stop the torrent of spam, and, if I'm honest, you don't really need to quote the original post as you are directly beneath it :P
nice idea but at £100 quid a pop its not cost effective, you can get a wireless 11g+ card for £20 and be on par with these things.:mexican:

and before someone pops up and says security, it should be pointed out that anyone on the ring main within range (i assume 100meter or perhaps more?) and that includes many in your street/close/avenue/etc with these mains boxs can also receave the lans data, now that might be a good thing if thats your intent I.E sharing your community network and data, but it needs stating anyway for thoughs that dont want this, you need to cover the tech side far better in future to cover these and other points to keep it clear for the novice and techy alike.

Hmm and the site manager might want to change the MB settings it wont let me reply with the quoted urls in there yet so i have to remove the posters full urls before i can reply :mad: .
“Members are required to have a minimum of 5 posts before they can post any URL's ”

sorry for the editing confusion , i dont use this mb sw much and most have clicked the wrong option.
dave87
11g isn't quite up to scratch for streaming Video files - unless they are very low quality. I would just go for Cat5E in the walls to be fair :)

The 5 posts thing is to stop the torrent of spam, and, if I'm honest, you don't really need to quote the original post as you are directly beneath it :P

with respect, thats rubbish, ignoring the fact i said 11g+ (thats PLUS), the older 11g at 54mbit salesman speak and 22mbit real data throughput, is perfectly good enough to stream a DVD film off the harddrive (or direct off the DMA'ed DVD if you want to punish that thing) over the 11g (22mbit) network, and still have lots of bandwidth to browse the web, i do it all the time useing nothing more than VLC as the server multicasting 224.0.0.1:7777 no less, and several other machines with copys of vlc or MPC (media player classic) to play the stream.

if you want to get inovative and upto date, then you would grab a copy of the free X264 AVC encoder and re-master your DVD collection to AVC format and a copy of coreAVC codec and then be in a position to massively save harddrive space and bandwidth/bitrate for the same quality of old MPeg2 video, doing that would also allow you to use the antiquated 11b wireless 11mbit cards and get you ready for the future AVC DVB transport streams coming online as we type including the DVB-T/-S/-C and DVB-H, plus the AVC IPTV stuff.:p :thumbsup:

ohh and if you want a half way house as it were, for the data/bit rate verses the old Mpeg2 and the latest AVC(aka mpeg4-part 10/H.264)
you could also go for the cheap and cheerful Yuan hardware Encoders.

i cant yet post URL's so i cant direct you to the site exactly so edit this http://www.yuan.com.tw/en/products/vdo_pg400.html , keep in mind the saleman speak, and rememebr that MPEG4 is to generic a term and isnt refering to AVC but infact the older mpeg4 codec DivX/Xvid (aka mpeg4-part2 ASP) but notice its realtime encoding and has a “Composite video in- RCA jackS video in – Mini Din connector”, hopefully one day soon they and every hardware maker will put a simple and cheap FPGA reprogramable chip on all their kit then we can then use any codec to encode and decode whatever video formats we care too in the future.:surprised:
Honestly, I have tried. First time was through a couple of walls, and so I thought that might have affected it. Next time I put my Laptop no more than 2 foot away from the router, and it stuttered like hell. I was using a movie that I had ripped to my PC using AGK in DIVX format. Desktop was a Dell Dimension (p4 630) and laptop is a CoreDuo 2ghz- so that wasnt the problem. The Dimension was connected via ethernet, laptop via wireless.

When I run them both via Ethernet, streams no problems, via Wireless, it stutters, it takes forever to skip ahead/resume after paused. This was all using the latest VLC available off the net.

Your comment about using 11b cards is rubbish, as after overheads they are not even able to maintain 2mb broadband speeds, let alone the 5mb+ that ADSL Max & Cable brings. Therefore I would be supprised, to say the least, if it can carry high quality video feeds.