Tuesday, January 11th 2011

TRENDnet Launches the 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter

TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, announces today from CES, the launch of the 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter, model TPL-305E, which features three additional Ethernet ports to network media center devices.

The 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter uses any electrical outlet to create a secure high speed home or small office network. Connect computers, printers, gaming consoles, televisions, and DVRs to the three Ethernet ports on the bottom of the adapter. Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant high speed network access. Connect adapters quickly using the convenient one-touch connect button. Use up to 16 adapters to network devices in different rooms without running new cabling. LED displays convey device status for easy power management and troubleshooting. Advanced AES encryption secures your network. Embedded power saving technology lowers power consumption by up to 70% in standby mode-resulting in measurable power savings, given that the device is always on.

"TRENDnet's energy efficient TPL-305E adds to our growing portfolio of Powerline products," stated Sonny Su, Director of Technology for TRENDnet. "With the proliferation of networked devices in the home, users will benefit from the three networked ports on this powerful Powerline solution."

The 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter, model TPL-305E, comes with a three year limited warranty and will be available from TRENDnet's online and retail partners this coming February.

The MSRP for the TPL-305E is US $79.99.
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17 Comments on TRENDnet Launches the 3-Port 200Mbps Powerline AV Adapter

#1
Mussels
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while i do find the powerline tech quite useful.... why bother with a 3 port? you might as well throw a $10 100Mb switch after them.


i guess it saves on cabling and space but it just doesnt seem that useful
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f22a4bandit
by: Mussels
while i do find the powerline tech quite useful.... why bother with a 3 port? you might as well throw a $10 100Mb switch after them.


i guess it saves on cabling and space but it just doesnt seem that useful
I can see this being useful, at least some what, to people who don't want to deal with wireless connections. You can connect an ethernet-ready TV, blu-ray player and console at one time with this "convenient" adapter.
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#3
Mussels
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by: f22a4bandit
I can see this being useful, at least some what, to people who don't want to deal with wireless connections. You can connect an ethernet-ready TV, blu-ray player and console at one time with this "convenient" adapter.
yeah but how does it help over getting a cheaper (or higher speed for the same money) adaptor, and a switch?
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#4
f22a4bandit
by: Mussels
yeah but how does it help over getting a cheaper (or higher speed for the same money) adaptor, and a switch?
It doesn't. Most people will just jump the gun and buy this instead of researching other alternatives. Less hassle is more important than staying completely informed to a lot of consumers.
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#5
NAVI_Z
so...... you guys are saying its not worth getting two or three of these to network pc's for say lan gaming? how about dl'ing torrents? A ps3? is it cause of the thorughput speed? 200 mbps not fast enough??:confused::wtf:
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: NAVI_Z
so...... you guys are saying its not worth getting two or three of these to network pc's for say lan gaming? how about dl'ing torrents? A ps3? is it cause of the thorughput speed? 200 mbps not fast enough??:confused::wtf:
durp?

in any of those situations, wired is far superior and cheaper.
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#7
Gzero
by: Mussels
durp?

in any of those situations, wired is far superior and cheaper.
If you get enough people to play on the same network as you or have a fast enough internet connection to saturate the connection of course.
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#8
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Gzero
If you get enough people to play on the same network as you or have a fast enough internet connection to saturate the connection of course.
transfer a file. network saturated.

with the size of games and their patches these days, LAN gaming on anything less than gigabit can be quite tedious.


also, you missed 'cheaper'
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Gzero
by: Mussels
transfer a file. network saturated.

with the size of games and their patches these days, LAN gaming on anything less than gigabit can be quite tedious.


also, you missed 'cheaper'
All relative to your own circumstances remember. :)

D-link already have this product so I wonder why Trendnet are making press releases about this current tech, when we are waiting for the faster speeds to hit the shelves (virtual for me, I buy online :P).
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#10
IcrushitI
The big picture here is how the internet could be delivered to every house in America through the power lines but the major players (Cable ISPs) would lose control. The Cable outfits wouldn't be able to spew the bullsh_t anymore. They wouldn't be able to suck the government into more bailouts(tax payers Money). The power companies would be the gateway to the internet. The problem here,depending which side of the fence your on is what hardware tech would become redundant.
This tech has been around for quite sometime. Read about it in the nineties. It more or less started in Europe, but North America(USA) didn't want it in the market place unless USA had control of it through a variation of the patent, like the back ground of HDTV and how the USA kept the Japanese out of the N. America market place for some ten years.
The USA FCC came out with excuses of how the Powerline AV Adapters would interfere with radio waves etc. Like Europe has no tv or radio stations. The technology is already here to give us 1 gig. So now the US tech companies are going to milk the consumers for all its worth. Start at 200 then go to 300 and so on. The usual clap trap. The USA has been doing this for years, keeping new technology out, and then bitches when China does it to them. The only difference here is China can't be bullied by them. In the mean time North Americans are the losers of a lot of this tech that's been around for years in other parts of the world.
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Gzero
by: IcrushitI
The big picture here is how the internet could be delivered to every house in America through the power lines but the major players (Cable ISPs) would lose control. The Cable outfits wouldn't be able to spew the bullsh_t anymore. They wouldn't be able to suck the government into more bailouts(tax payers Money). The power companies would be the gateway to the internet. The problem here,depending which side of the fence your on is what hardware tech would become redundant.
This tech has been around for quite sometime. Read about it in the nineties. It more or less started in Europe, but North America(USA) didn't want it in the market place unless USA had control of it through a variation of the patent, like the back ground of HDTV and how the USA kept the Japanese out of the N. America market place for some ten years.
The USA FCC came out with excuses of how the Powerline AV Adapters would interfere with radio waves etc. Like Europe has no tv or radio stations. The technology is already here to give us 1 gig. So now the US tech companies are going to milk the consumers for all its worth. Start at 200 then go to 300 and so on. The usual clap trap. The USA has been doing this for years, keeping new technology out, and then bitches when China does it to them. The only difference here is China can't be bullied by them. In the mean time North Americans are the losers of a lot of this tech that's been around for years in other parts of the world.
What you chatting :P

This product here is similar to what your talking about. But the caveat is that pushing signal these products push is rather difficult. It's easy to do on a point to point basis for trialling but to do it on the national grid?


Also these started at 14mbps and then jumped to 84mbps. 200 is the current, so there isn't any "milking" going on if you pay less than $100(USD) for a pair.
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#12
IcrushitI
by: Gzero
What you chatting :P

This product here is similar to what your talking about. But the caveat is that pushing signal these products push is rather difficult. It's easy to do on a point to point basis for trialling but to do it on the national grid?


Also these started at 14mbps and then jumped to 84mbps. 200 is the current, so there isn't any "milking" going on if you pay less than $100(USD) for a pair.
"Milking" is exactly what it is,if what you say is true"Also these started at 14mbps and then jumped to 84mbps. 200 is the current". The potential to give consumers 1gig now is available, the industry has stated as much, but they would rather "milk" by coming out with increments and having the consumer upgrade every six months to a year.Part of what I'm saying is if the US government would put the billions of bailout money into R&D companies instead of Corporations who funnel it back to the shareholders, you would get a bigger bang for your buck and who knows where the high tech industry would be. There still hasn't been an accountability program in place when the government handed out all those billions.
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#13
Mussels
Moderprator
by: IcrushitI
"Milking" is exactly what it is,if what you say is true"Also these started at 14mbps and then jumped to 84mbps. 200 is the current". The potential to give consumers 1gig now is available, the industry has stated as much, but they would rather "milk" by coming out with increments and having the consumer upgrade every six months to a year.Part of what I'm saying is if the US government would put the billions of bailout money into R&D companies instead of Corporations who funnel it back to the shareholders, you would get a bigger bang for your buck and who knows where the high tech industry would be. There still hasn't been an accountability program in place when the government handed out all those billions.
no, its not possible and you dont know how this tech works.

even if 1Gb is possible, thats per set of power wiring at the moment... 1Gb doesnt go too far shared between a few hundred people.

the tech has potential, but that potential is far too low compared to cable or fiber.
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#14
95Viper
by: IcrushitI
"Milking" is exactly what it is,if what you say is true"Also these started at 14mbps and then jumped to 84mbps. 200 is the current". The potential to give consumers 1gig now is available, the industry has stated as much, but they would rather "milk" by coming out with increments and having the consumer upgrade every six months to a year.Part of what I'm saying is if the US government would put the billions of bailout money into R&D companies instead of Corporations who funnel it back to the shareholders, you would get a bigger bang for your buck and who knows where the high tech industry would be. There still hasn't been an accountability program in place when the government handed out all those billions.
The news section, IMO, is not for your rants... Goto the General Nonsense forum for that.

200Mbps is not the current, but 500Mbps is at the moment.
TRENDnet TPL-401E2K Up to 500Mbps Powerline AV Adapter Kit - 500Mbps Simplicity for Streaming HD

And, the price is actually staying consistant while the speedcapability increases, as I paid about the same price for TPL-303E2K @ 200Mbps this time a year ago.

Anyway, back on topic:

Nice news article btarunr.

It would have made more sense to use the 500Mbps tech, since it would mostly be used to link to HDTVs, gaming consoles, media streamers, and such equipment.
But, they had to milk it, I guess. Joking.:)
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#15
wahdangun
by: IcrushitI
The big picture here is how the internet could be delivered to every house in America through the power lines but the major players (Cable ISPs) would lose control. The Cable outfits wouldn't be able to spew the bullsh_t anymore. They wouldn't be able to suck the government into more bailouts(tax payers Money). The power companies would be the gateway to the internet. The problem here,depending which side of the fence your on is what hardware tech would become redundant.
This tech has been around for quite sometime. Read about it in the nineties. It more or less started in Europe, but North America(USA) didn't want it in the market place unless USA had control of it through a variation of the patent, like the back ground of HDTV and how the USA kept the Japanese out of the N. America market place for some ten years.
The USA FCC came out with excuses of how the Powerline AV Adapters would interfere with radio waves etc. Like Europe has no tv or radio stations. The technology is already here to give us 1 gig. So now the US tech companies are going to milk the consumers for all its worth. Start at 200 then go to 300 and so on. The usual clap trap. The USA has been doing this for years, keeping new technology out, and then bitches when China does it to them. The only difference here is China can't be bullied by them. In the mean time North Americans are the losers of a lot of this tech that's been around for years in other parts of the world.
yeah thats quite true, even in here powerplant company can deliver you a broadband connection and several house have already subscribed, but somehow i never heard it again, so yeah maybe cable company in my country have lobyed my government to stop it
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
by: wahdangun
yeah thats quite true, even in here powerplant company can deliver you a broadband connection and several house have already subscribed, but somehow i never heard it again, so yeah maybe cable company in my country have lobyed my government to stop it
the tech simply doesnt have enough bandwidth, or range capabilities. it failed. They reused the tech into homeplug/powerline networking instead - where the bandwidth and range limitations arent as important.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
These are extremely useful if you dont want to run Cat5/5e/6 or higher cables form a central point, your router, or a switch all through the house. Depends also on the power lines running in your walls to. I have an older home and I get a decent quality of 2 or 3 on my el cheapo DirecTV powerline thing. allows me to stream HD content to my PS3 but I still have stuttering do to old wiring
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