Developers at Power chipset provider DS2 have created a new line of applications which use a power line to access broadband. The products allow you to stream data, video, music and IPTV around your house at speeds up to 200Mb/s. however likely speeds are likely to average around 90-100Mb/s and the lowest 30-40Mb/s still much higher than anything available currently.
"As online gaming and other high-definition applications are becoming more mainstream, consumers require fast, reliable broadband access in every room in the home without the inconvenience of latency," states Victor Dominguez, Director of Strategy & Standardisation at DS2. "Our technology extends high-performance Internet connections to any room in the home, making it possible for consumers to enjoy high-quality, high-definition online gaming and other bandwidth-hungry applications without interruption… It's no longer about going looking for telephone jacks in order to plug your modem into; now the coverage comes to you instead."
This new device is likely to be a god-send for hardened internet gamers, as it provides full compatibility with both the Xbox 360 and the recently released PS3. The high speeds will ensure that online games are played in real-time with guaranteed uninterrupted play via standard wall sockets. Unfortunately although this technology is accessible in other areas of the world it will not available in the UK until later this year. But the products are UPA certified ensuring that they will work anywhere dependent on coverage.
This is sure to be good news to UK customers as IPTV looks set to expand and internet usage and downloads is increasing all the time. However, UK ISP’s will need to be read for the technology already used for IPTV on the continent). "We urge ISPs to prepare for the demands that will be placed on their services in the future," Dominguez said.
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