Asoka Corporation has announced the PlugLink PoE-200 (PL9660-48A), its first PLC adapter to support the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard. The PlugLink PoE-200 provides a 10/100 Ethernet port with PoE for user connectivity and a 200 Mbps PLC backbone connection. The adapter also supports the major Ethernet quality of service (QoS) standards in addition to the HomePlug AV standard which ensures sufficient bandwidth for use in VoIP and HDTV networks. The PlugLink PoE-200 will not interfere with the operation of other devices. The PlugLink PoE-200 is available today with US, UK and European plug types.
“PoE is a great idea because it made it easier to deploy and connect non-computer IP devices, and with the PlugLink PoE-200 we’re taking that to the next level of simplicity,” said Danny Castellano, vice president of marketing for Asoka. “The PlugLink eliminates the added costs and installation time, giving users high-speed data and power that takes just minutes to connect.”