NETGEAR unveils nano-sized powerline adapter with 2 ports


NETGEAR, a global networking company that delivers
innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, introduced
the Powerline AV+ 200 Nano Dual-port Set (XAVB2602) here at IFA, one of the
world’s largest consumer electronics trade shows, where NETGEAR is
exhibiting of the Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds.


The Powerline Nano Dual-port Set features a tiny adapter
that plugs into any electrical outlet and provides two Ethernet ports for
connecting Internet-enabled devices such as TVs, PCs, Blu-ray players and video
game consoles to home networks.


Powerline networking, which makes connections through a
home’s existing electric wiring, is ideal for reaching rooms beyond the range
of WiFi signals, without the cost and complication of installing Ethernet


Getting started with the Powerline Nano Dual-port Set is
quick and easy, with no need to configure or install software. One adapter from
the kit is plugged into a wall outlet near the home router/gateway, with an
Ethernet cable connecting the router to the adapter.


The other adapter can be placed in any outlet in the home
and makes an automatic connection to the home router at up to 200 megabits per
second (mbps). This adapter has two ports for connecting nearby
Internet-enabled devices through Ethernet cables.


Unlike earlier generations of powerline adapters, which
were so bulky that they often blocked two wall outlets, the Powerline Nano
Dual-port adapter is a very compact 4.5 inches high by 2 inches wide by 1 ¼
inches deep (114 x 55 x 33 mm) small enough to not block a second outlet, while
fitting behind home furniture or entertainment centers.


The adapter has a “pass-through” power outlet,
so that other electrical devices can share the same outlet.  The adapter
also filters electrical interference from any device plugged into the
pass-through outlet so that network performance is maximized.


The Powerline Nano Dual-port Set is part of the NETGEAR
Green program, with an energy-saving mode that reduces power consumption to
less than one watt when there is no network traffic.


“For many places in the house, it’s no longer
sufficient to have one Ethernet port. The Powerline Nano Dual-port Set makes it
easy to support two devices  such as a TV and a video game console, or a
Blu-ray player and a PC in the same room,” said Fred Guiot, senior product
line manager for Powerline Products at NETGEAR.


NETGEAR recently announced an affordable solution
for eliminating wireless dead spots at home: the new NETGEAR Universal WiFi
Range Extender (WN3000RP), now available from major retailers worldwide.


A rapidly expanding constellation of Internet-enabled
mobile and entertainment devices including tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray
players, game consoles, laptops and televisions are connecting to WiFi networks
from around the house and even outside on decks and patios.


By Team
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