D-Link has launched its latest offering for the home networking sector, the DHP-303 PowerLine adapter, which creates LAN connection via domestic electrical wiring.
The device plugs in to a standard electrical plug socket and can form a local network port for a router, which then turns every power socket in the home into a potential network connection. DLink says that the device will configure itself with a single push of a button, and it utilises 3DES data encryption to ensure a secure connection.
The DHP-303 can deliver data transfer rates of up to 200 Mbps, which means it's capable of handling bandwidth intensive applications such as HD video streaming, VoIP calls and online gaming. It prioritises internet connections, ensuring an uninterrupted connection while downloading or surfing the net.
It is also equipped with a power saving feature, which sees the device automatically go into sleep mode if no data transmission or reception occurs over a certain period of time, and reduces power consumption by a third.
"There could not be an easier way to extend the home or office network than with PowerLine," said D-Link's general manager for the UK and Ireland, Chris Davies.
"The D-Link PowerLine HD range is a natural complement to our popular wired and wireless networking products, delivering high performance, robust networking that is simple to install and use."