Press release

Trade area / 28.01.2010

devolo will showcase the new dLAN generation with 500 Mbps at CeBIT 2010

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devolo AG of Aachen, Germany, the global market leader for powerline-based network solutions, will showcase the new generation of dLAN products at CeBIT 2010. Based on the forthcoming international powerline standard, IEEE P1901, the new dLAN generation offers a transmission rate of 500 Mbps. devolo is also expanding the existing dLAN AV range: in addition to the dLAN 200 AV Wireless N adapter, which provides a simple way to add WLAN for powerline networks, the manufacturer will also showcase a smart solution for directly connecting USB devices – the dLAN 200 AV USB Extender. The dLAN TV Sat 1300-HD is another powerline innovation ready to be experienced. The first dLAN set-top box for digital satellite television according to the DVB-S2 standard that is ready for series production uses the powerline for the distance between satellite antenna and set-top box and thus does not require a coaxial line.

devolo, the technological leader in the powerline market, will showcase its innovative new dLAN products at CeBIT 2010 (2 – 6 March 2010). The new dLAN generation, which will be showcased live as part of an exclusive preview, will be at the centre of the trade fair activities at the devolo stand in Hall 15 (Stand D24) this year. The adapters, which are in compliance with the forthcoming international IEEE P1901 powerline standard, offer both higher transmission rates of 500 Mbps and a longer range. This allows, for example, up to four HDTV channels to be transmitted simultaneously via the home network. Backwards compatibility with the HomePlug AV standard allows consumers to use the new generation of dLAN products together with dLAN 200 AV adapters in a powerline network. With this new generation of products, the company also takes the FTTx efforts of Internet service providers into account, who are planning to make 100 Mbps broadband Internet available to European households via glass fibre in the near future. The first series products of the new dLAN generation are scheduled for market launch in September 2010.

The dLAN 200 AV Wireless N completes devolo‘s dLAN 200 AV portfolio. The compact dLAN adapter is equipped with internal WLAN antennas and enables consumers to set up WLAN zones quickly and easily for wireless surfing in the dLAN network. Support of the fast WiFi N standard ensures that the full dLAN bandwidth of 200 Mbps is used. In addition, the dLAN 200 AV Wireless N has three Ethernet sockets and thus is the ideal product for operating multiple network-compatible devices on one dLAN adapter. The dLAN 200 AV USB Extender is a practical dLAN addition, since the adapter features a USB port instead of an Ethernet interface. This way, USB devices such as printers, hard drives or webcams can easily be integrated into the dLAN home network.

With the dLAN TV Sat, devolo has introduced an innovative solution for easily distributing satellite TV signals which does not require a coaxial line for transmission. The dLAN TV Sat 1300 HD receiver is the company‘s first set-top box that likewise does not require a coaxial line. An HDMI interface and digital output ensure the best transmission to the TV device and surround sound system. Yet, the dLAN® TV Sat 1300 HD is not just a DVB-S2 set-top box of the latest generation: It is also an EPG-supported video recorder. Consumers can easily use USB mass storage devices such as hard drives or memory sticks as storage media.

devolo is also presenting its current product portfolio at CeBIT. This includes the ultra-compact dLAN 200 AVmini dLAN adapter, which, with a depth of only 29 mm, can be used nearly anywhere. With its dLAN 200 AVsmart+, the company is presenting at the fair in Hanover the first powerline adapter in the world with a "dLAN screen", an LC status display for extreme simplification of network installation and monitoring. Via its integrated screen, the dLAN 200 AVsmart+ offers comprehensive monitoring functions such as the display of the connection quality to other adapters in the powerline network. This is essential especially for networking consumer electronics devices.

"With the exclusive presentation of the new dLAN generation, we want to show that dLAN is the perfect backbone for home networking today and in the future," remarks Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "By means of the international powerline standard, IEEE P1901, and our 3-year warranty, we offer retailers the security they will not easily find from other manufacturers." "In addition, we complete our dLAN 200 AV product family with innovative devices such as the dLAN 200 AV Wireless N and the dLAN 200 AV USB Extender," adds Harbers. "More and more people rely on dLAN for their home network and are provided with a convenient solution to set up a WLAN zone in their house, for example, or to connect USB devices such as printers or hard drives directly to the dLAN network."