Intellon's PowerPacket technology is compatible with wireless and HomePNA solutions, making power-line an ideal option to serve as the backbone for a multi-technology home network. In this case, consumers will not have to discard their existing network solutions in favor of a new standard.
The one common thread among all of the networking options is the need for power. While a wireless solution may indeed shun wires, its access point is still going to be plugged in at some point. That power cord, for example, can tie the wireless network into the home's overarching power-line network.
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- Powerline Networking
- PowerlineCommunications.net: Powerline Networking
- NTS Testing Laboratories: Power Line Network
- Press Release: Intellon Announces FCC, UL and Homeplug Certification - August 2002
- PCWorld.com: Power Line Network Standard Debuts - June 2001
- EE Times: Power-line network chips, systems make inroads - January 2001