A few months after Amped let us peek at its Spring/Summer 2013 lineup, those products are now making their way to retail. The first of the bunch is the PLA2, a pair of power-line Ethernet adapters that are designed, as always, to push your internet where other hardware fears to tread. In addition, the units come with a pass-through socket, so you don't need to choose between sacrificing a plug and working internet. It's launching today for $99, and the PR is attached on the other side of the
AMPED WIRELESS INTRODUCES THE INDUSTRY'S SMALLEST POWERLINE AV NETWORK ADAPTER
Amped Wireless' Powerline Network Adapter Kit Uses Existing Electrical Wiring to Extend a Network to Any Room and Extend Wi-Fi Range
Chino, CA – March 4th, 2013 – Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless communication products for the home and office, today announced the PLA2 Powerline Nano AV500 1-Port Network Adapter Kit to allow consumers to extend Internet and network access to any room using existing power outlets. The Powerline AV500 standard provides speeds of up to 500 Mbps* and includes a pass-through power outlet on each adapter. The PLA2 kit includes two paired Powerline Network Adapters.
"At Amped Wireless, we strive to provide a complete solution for our customers' network extending needs. With that said, we realize there are certain scenarios where Wi-Fi may not be the best solution. For example, thick walls made with metal or concrete may interfere with Wi-Fi signals. Powerline provides an ideal, plug-and-play solution for these types of situations and can be used to easily connect A/V devices or game consoles. It can also help extend a Wi-Fi signal by pairing a Powerline adapter with our award-winning High Power Wi-Fi Access Points," said Jason Owen, president and CEO at Amped Wireless.
Powerline turns any home or office electrical outlet into a network connection. No electrical wiring is needed. Simply plug one adapter into an available power outlet and connect the adapter to a router. Plug the second adapter into another power outlet and connect the adapter to a network device. With plug-and-play setup, extending network connectivity to any room is easily accomplished with little effort. The PLA2 comes secured with 128-bit encryption to protect network traffic from outside intruders.
The Powerline Network Adapter Kit features an extra "pass-through" power outlet on each adapter. The additional power outlet can be used to power any electrical appliance. The compact design of the network adapter allows it to be installed discreetly and leaves room for other devices to be plugged into the same outlet.
The Powerline Network Adapter Kit provide a simple and secure way to extend network connectivity to any room, garage, basement or backyard where Wi-Fi signals have trouble reaching. When used with Amped Wireless High Power Wi-Fi Access Points, the PLA2 can be used to extend Wi-Fi coverage through concrete or steel walls to eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots.
Pricing and Availability:
The PLA2 has a retail price of $99.99 and is available for from the Amped Wireless website immediately. It will be available nationwide from retailers and e-tailers March 11.