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Networking specialist Solwise has introduced a powerline Ethernet adaptor it claims offer compete security literally at the push of a button.

Solwise PL-200AV-Push
Solwise's PL-200AV-Push: 128-bit AES encryption at the push of a button

The PL-200AV-Push is based on the 200Mb/s HomePlug AV networking-over-mains-cabling standard and like other powerline products plugs straight into a UK three-pin power socket.

Plug in a set, push the button on the front of any one of them and the adaptor will generate an encryption key to 128-bit AES standard and share it among all the other PL-200AV-Push adaptors on the network.

Want to add another device at a later date? Plug it in and push the button again.

Solwise PL-200AV-Push
Shouldn't impede access to other sockets

Solwise said it was pitching the product at consumers running Linux boxes and Macs for whom there's no password set-up utility - Solwise's software is Windows only. It also claimed the adaptors would be handy for people setting up a network on shared mains wiring and who want to avoid other folk snooping on their data.

The PL-200AV-Push's security system isn't compatible with Solwise's older, PL-200AV powerline adaptors - reviewed here - unless those products have been user-updated to version 2 firmware. The download to do so is available from Solwise's website.

Available singly, each PL-200AV-Push will cost £50 when they go on sale on 28 November.

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