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Network HD video over powerlines

Posted: 01 Sep 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Ethernet-over-powerline? EoP? home networks? Universal Powerline Association? UPA?

Networking the home is perhaps the next great consumer technology challenge. Home users of music, video and other multimedia content are now starting to want to share this content between devices (PCs, games consoles, hi-fi, media servers etc.) over a high-bandwidth network that offers guaranteed QoS.

Wireless home networks (normally using Wi-Fi technology) are not adequate to the task. Wi-Fi is suitable for sharing Internet connections between computers, where network traffic is light and bursty. But high-definition (HD) video needs higher bandwidth and predictable QoS to provide an acceptable viewing experience. Only a wired medium can offer this.

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