Back in 2012 we covered these sockets from Power Ethernet. Now here’s a new all-singing, all-dancing version from the same company, that manages to pack in even more tech for your smart home, whilst adding a second socket to the mix.
The makers promise ‘fast, secure and robust Powerline and WiFi networking’ with transfer of rates up to 500Mbps, fast enough to stream High Definition (HD) video. Built-in AES 128 bit security encrypts the data sent over the mains power cabling too.
The Wi-Fi connection should provide enough coverage in the local room for your smartphones, laptops and tablets and it can be switched on or off via the front button or automatically controlled by the WiFi scheduler.
All the devices are easily configured using a wizard and managed via a simple web interface or mobile app. The sockets software works with Window, Mac and Linux, tablets and smartphones.
The built in managed switch supports TOS Bits and Quality of Service (QoS) with support for TV over IP (IPTV), Voice Over IP (VoIP) and Ethernet CCTV cameras. The units are also compatible with HomePlug Alliance AV standard.
Finally a simple and secure way to deliver power, WiFi and Ethernet access in every room. The Power Ethernet T1501 is the first hybrid Powerline Socket designed to provide a secure and robust networking solution without the need to run new cables. It combines and compliments a number of connectivity solutions into one device all managed via a simple web interface including Ethernet, WiFi and USB charging. By creating a hybrid networking solution (Ethernet and WiFi) that runs over the mains cables, the T1501 becomes the easiest way to setup and deliver fast and reliable data network exactly where it is needed.
The Powerline Pro T1501 UK mains socket with Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB charger is available now for around £200.
powerethernet.com : Available from Amazon