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DS2 Announces 400Mbps Powerline Technology
The Spanish chipmaker is planning to put some muscle into the next generation of powerline products.
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The new powerline products will be backwards compatible with 200Mbps models like this one.
October 22, 2007 by Rachel Cericola

If all of your friends are laughing off your 200Mbps powerline pieces, they can come and install new wires in your house—or they can get you something from DS2.

The Spanish chipmaker just announced speeds that are exactly twice as nice, with 400Mbps. The technology was designed to allow those multitasking their electrical wiring to do things like personal video recording and multiroom HD IPTV.

The new equipment will not only perform faster, but will be backwards compatible with the slower stuff, says Ubergizmo.

D2 plans to demo the technology in New York City next month. Products should start popping up in 2009.

 

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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