Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/14/belkin_homeplug_powerline/

Belkin readies three-port 200Mb/s powerline Ethernet adaptor

By Tony Smith

Posted in Broadband, 14th July 2008 14:47 GMT

Belkin will release a 200Mb/s powerline Ethernet adaptor this autumn that's capable of linking in up to three devices across your network.

Belkin Powerline AV+

Belkin's Powerline AV+: hook up up to three Ethernet devices

The Powerline AV+ plugs straight into a power socket and links to a broadband router-connected second adaptor over the mains wiring. It contains an integrated hub feeding three 10/100Mb/s Ethernet ports.

Belkin Powerline AV+

Plug it straight into the main too

Belkin said it will offer the AV+ bundled with a single-port adaptor to handle the main router connection. Together, the two adaptors will be sold as the AV+ Starter Kit.

It will also offer two single-port adaptors together as the AV Starter Kit. Both single- and three-port adaptors are compatible with the HomePlug AV powerline standard.

Both kits are due to ship in the US and Europe in October. Belkin didn't provide European pricing, but in the States, the AV+ kit will cost $180 (£91/€114) and the AV pack $150 (£76/€95).