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Power Ethernet Launches PE Socket, Integrates Power and Network To The Wall Socket

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British technology start-up, Power Ethernet, has launched the ‘PE Socket’, the first product to integrate Powerline networking technology directly into an electrical socket. The PE Socket provides a simple and professional way of specifying high-speed data network connectivity throughout a building by using electrical cabling. The ‘PE Socket’ is available from leading electrical resellers including CPC and Rapid Electronics.

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genius idea :toast:
 

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It actually runs on the electrical wiring? Wow, that's brilliant! :eek:
 
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Needs schuko version. Pronto!
 
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Powerline Ethernet Adapters have existed for a long time, this is just a more compact version with the Ethernet right on the socket.
 

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WAHEY!

I'm going to fill my flat with these beauties.

UPDATE: Not at £120 exc VAT each I'm not.

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I heard that you get high ping and it really depends on the quality of the wiring, but that's just something I heard...
 

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I heard that you get high ping and it really depends on the quality of the wiring, but that's just something I heard...
Its better than Wireless in a lot of situations, but sometimes worse too...

Powerline Ethernet won't replace a true ethernet network, but in an office setting with a bunch of desktop if I had to choose between PE and Wireless, I'd go PE every time.
 

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i wonder if integrating the plc with the electrical outlet directly cuts down on noise....
 
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Bah why didn't they at least use the new 500Mbits/s standard? With that one you can at least get 100Mb/s as the average speed. With full duplex you can get about 150Mb/s and max out the bandwidth amongst several connections at about 240Mb/s. With the old 200Mb/s standard, you'd be extremely lucky to break 60Mb/s...
 

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I heard that you get high ping and it really depends on the quality of the wiring, but that's just something I heard...
i have 4 in my house and the ping i get is ever so slightly better than wireless, your mileage may vary depending on house circuitry
 

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Bah why didn't they at least use the new 500Mbits/s standard? With that one you can at least get 100Mb/s as the average speed. With full duplex you can get about 150Mb/s and max out the bandwidth amongst several connections at about 240Mb/s. With the old 200Mb/s standard, you'd be extremely lucky to break 60Mb/s...
In my experience the difference between 500Mb/s and 200Mb/s PE connections is very minimal. The only time the 500Mb/s ones really show a difference is when the two adapters are very close to each other, like in the same room. Once you start going across circuits the two perform nearly identically. Even in my house which is only about 8 years old.

So in an office environment I don't see that being an big issue, especially if the alternative is wireless.
 
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I've been looking at that plug-in types mainly because I want to be able to route a tv signal and control the dvr with a universal remote from another room. But it seems that few of these solutions include an infra-red bridge of any kind. Many years ago I'd gotten a pair of strictly A/V powerline transmitters and one of their best features was this ability. It's shame that more units don't have this.