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TP-Link AV500 Gigabit powerline adapter revealed

Posted on Monday, May 21 2012 @ 19:17:31 CEST by

TP-Link presents the AV500 gigabit powerline adapter:
TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced its new AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter, providing industry-leading performance, hassle-free set-up, for an instant, secure high-speed network for the home or office. The AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter provides high-speed streams at up to 500Mbps on a line length of up to 300 meters, creating an incredibly fast, robust network. At these speeds, the AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter delivers the performance required for fast, whole home or office solutions to connect all network compatible devices from HD video streaming, online gaming, VolP or any other bandwidth intensive applications.

The AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter comes equipped with TP-LINK’s Quality of Service (QoS) function which prioritizes the bandwidth requirements of data traffic, guaranteeing clear, instant connections of a device, even when other bandwidth intensive applications like VoIP, video streaming or online gaming are running on the network.

The sophisticated Power-Saving Mode on the AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter consumes less power when compared with existing Powerline adapters. When there is no data transmission or reception occurring after five minutes, the adapters will automatically switch from their regular "Working" mode to "Power-Saving" mode, lowering energy consumption by up to 85 percent*.

It also comes with a pair button on each adapter so users can easily set up a hassle-free connection with 128-bit AES encryption for network security and data protection.

“Our flagship Gigabit Powerline Adapter transforms your home or office power outlets into a high-performance network with no need for new wires or drilling,” said Howard He, Product Engineer of TP-LINK USA. “With our convenient network at 500Mbps, the Gigabit Powerline Adapter will transmit multiple HD video streams to every room or office, making it an exceptional choice for an easy-to-build multimedia network.”

AV500 Gigabit Powerline Adapter (TL-PA511KIT) – $89.99 – Product Available End of May 2012
  • HomePlug AV standard compliant, high-speed data transfer rates of up to 500Mbps
  • One Gigabit Ethernet Port; built-in QoS provides networking flexibility and stable HD video streaming, online gaming capabilities
  • Plug-and-play setup; no configuration required
  • Patented Power-Saving Mode automatically reduces power consumption by up to 85%*
  • Up to 300 meter (984 feet) range over the household power circuit for better performance through walls or across floors
  • Establish a 128-bit AES encryption to secure Powerline communications simply by pressing the Pair button on the adapter

    The TL-PA511KIT is a new product and will be initially made available in retail stores at Micro Center and online at Newegg.com. It will be expanded into other retailers/e-tailers in the near future.

    Existing TP-LINK products are available at Fry’s Electronics, Micro Center, B&H, Data Vision, and are also available online at Newegg.com, Amazon.com, TigerDirect.com, Walmart.com and Buy.com. For more details on where-to-buy, please visit us here.

    *Actual data will vary because of the network conditions and environment factors



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