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New Belkin Powerline Networking Adapters Provide Reliable Coverage for Hard-to-Reach Areas in Your Home

¶ With Transfer Speeds of up to 200Mbps, Belkin's Powerline AV+ Easily Streams Movies from the Internet Through Your Home

Belkin introduces a new line of Powerline Networking Adapters that allows you to reliably transmit content from your Internet directly to your home theater system and computer through the wires in your home. For areas in a home that are hard to reach by wireless connections, Powerline is the most reliable solution for providing secure Internet connectivity to these remote areas.

Belkin’s top Powerline product, Powerline AV+, offers three ports on its Adapter to support up to three devices, such as a gaming console, set-top box, or computer. It also includes a single-port Adapter to plug into your router. Transfer speeds of up to 200Mbps make Powerline AV+ ideal for streaming HD media from your computer to your home entertainment system.

Setup of Powerline is simple with its plug-and-play connectivity. Plug one end of the Adapter into an available wall outlet and connect the other end to any device with an available Ethernet port (RJ45), such as a gaming console, set-top box, or computer.

STATISTICS

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In 2009, IDC projects a 66% growth of network-enabled DVRs and a 163% growth of network-enabled TVs.

-- Parks Associates projects connected game consoles to grow 340% from 2007 to 2011.
-- Since most people's routers are not located next to their AV systems, Powerline technology would be the most ideal method to network DVRs, TVs, and gaming consoles.
 

AVAILABILITY

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All Powerline products: October 2008 in US, Canada, and Australia

-- Powerline AV and Powerline Turbo: October 2008 in Europe
 

Powerline AV+ Starter Kit (F5D4075) - US: $179.99

-- Ideal for high-quality transmission of video, such as HD movies, and other data
-- Includes a 3-port Adapter to support multiple devices, such as AV equipment and a gaming console, as well as a single-port version to plug into a router
-- Transfers data at speeds of up to 200Mbps
-- Security: 128-bit AES link encryption with key management for secure powerline communications
-- Operating Range:
--   Up to 300m in wall powerlines
-- 16 bridged devices per station
-- Standards:
-- IEEE 802.3/802.3u
-- HomePlug(R) AV-certified
-- Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0
 

Powerline AV Starter Kit (F5D4074) - US: $149.99

-- Ideal for surfing the Internet and reducing online gaming latency
-- Includes one single-port Adapter for a computer or gaming console and another single-port Adapter to plug into a router
-- Transfers data at speeds of up to 200Mbps
-- Ideal for high-quality transmission of video and other data
-- Security: 128-bit AES link encryption with key management for secure powerline communications
-- Operating Range:
-- Up to 300m in wall powerlines
-- 16 bridged devices per station
-- Standards:
-- IEEE 802.3/802.3u
-- HomePlug AV-certified
-- Coexistence with HomePlug 1.0
 

Powerline Starter Kit (F5D4073) - US: $99.99

-- Ideal for surfing the Internet and networking your computers
-- Includes one single-port Adapter for a computer and another single-port Adapter to plug into a router
-- Transfers data at speeds of up to 85Mbps
-- Security: 64-bit AES link encryption with key management for secure powerline communications
-- Operating Range:
-- Up to 300m in wall powerlines
-- 16 bridged devices per station
-- Standards:
-- IEEE 802.3/802.3u
-- HomePlug 1.0-certified

About Belkin International, Inc.

Belkin offers a diverse product mix that provides people with seamless electronics integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Founded in California in 1983, Belkin is a privately held company and the recognized leader in connectivity solutions, in addition to accessories for MP3 devices, computers, and more. We provide extensive solutions for networking, home theater—with our PureAV® line of cables, power, and digital wireless accessories—and many more categories. You can view and purchase them at www.belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.

Belkin’s phenomenal growth has led to our expanding global presence. In addition to corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, we now have offices throughout Europe—in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, among others—and in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, Shanghai, and our regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

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