Press release

Company / 28.04.2015

devolo Business Solutions: New devolo business area focuses on professional Powerline solutions - latest products for professional users


With its newly formed Business Solutions division devolo AG is focusing on the growing demand for flexible network solutions for professional use. The ‘Internet of Things‘ as well as ‘Industry 4.0‘ demand comprehensive and scalable networks that require a new thinking: The intelligent connectivity of Powerline technology and Wi-Fi forms the focus of the product range in order to provide wireless as well as cabled networked services throughout the entire enterprise. To mark its launch, devolo Business Solutions is presenting new powerful dLAN® products for professional use.

The intelligent connectivity of Powerline and Wi-Fi

With Business Solutions, devolo AG is establishing a dedicated business area for development and sales of professional network solutions. The business area focuses on the intelligent connectivity of Powerline technology and Wi-Fi to provide wireless as well as cabled networked services. This is where devolo Business Solutions products are ideally deployed, above all for flexible expansion and enhancement of existing networks. This market is booming, not least of all due to hot topics such as ‘Industry 4.0‘ and ‘Retrofit‘: Enterprises are demanding building-wide access to the internet and intranet for integrating workplaces as well as machines and terminals into the digital workflow. Powerline technology also gives many advantages with its cost-efficient networking so that it is also highly valued in the office environment, public agencies as well as in the catering trade.

Professional functions in focus

devolo Business Solutions offers a comprehensive product range of Powerline-based solutions for professional use: The products have all the equipment features expected by system administrators of professional network hardware. Thus comprehensive remote management with the dLAN® AVpro manager software is possible. Additionally, the focus is on the commercial environment with features such as Multi SSID and VLAN. The classic advantages of Powerline technology such as fast and cost-efficient integration without constructional measures are of course retained for the professional devolo solutions.

New: dLAN® pro 500 Wireless+

Our product range for the professional sector now features dLAN® pro 500 Wireless+ with an integrated Wi-Fi access point. The dLAN® pro 500 Wireless+ is ideal for all commercial environments where no conventional network jacks are found. Connected to the network over a building‘s power lines, the dLAN® pro adapter provides three LAN ports for stationary devices, and one Wi-Fi access point with MIMO antenna technology for connecting mobile devices. The integrated Wi-Fi module is based on IEEE 802.11n standards and provides excellent transmission and reception performance at up to 300 Mbps with MIMO antenna arrangement supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. Features such as Multi SSID and VLAN make the compact access point ideal for expansion of the corporate network as well as for setting up separate accesses (such as for guests). Optimal integration in the existing infrastructure is ensured by professional remote management that enables customised configuration.

devolo dLAN® pro 500 Wireless+ is now available in specialist stores. The Starter Kit for configuring a professional powerline network costs 189.90 euros. Single adapters for extending an existing dLAN® PROFESSIONAL installation cost 129.90 euros. The free-of-charge dLAN® AVpro manager configuration software is included in the package contents and can also be downloaded from the devolo website.

New: dLAN® 500 AVpro UNI

With its dLAN® 500 AVpro UNI, devolo is showcasing a professional dLAN® universal adapter. The dLAN® Powerline solution, in a robust metal housing, enables reliable IP data communication via all three cable types: Connections can be established via the building‘s internal mains supply as well as via coaxial and twisted pair cables. The original purpose of the respective transmission path is not impaired. The advantage of the respective cabling comes from the required range and availability of the connections. While Powerline has a range of about 300 meters via the electrical wiring, the signal can cover up to 650 meters via coax network and a twisted pair cable.

A separation of user groups and granular access control are possible due to VLAN support. An integrated 4-port gigabit Ethernet switch in the compact housing of the dLAN® 500 enables direct connection of 4 network devices at the installation location. Thanks to PoE support to IEEE 802.3af, corresponding terminal devices such as security cameras that support this technology can also be connected directly to a port.

The dLAN® 500 AVpro UNI is therefore suitable for communication between different company buildings, as well as customised networking solutions such as digital signage, M2M communication or comprehensive in-house networks.

devolo dLAN® 500 AVpro UNI is now available for 199.90 euros.