WD today introduced its new WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit, a HomePlug AV compatible solution that enables consumers to use their existing electrical outlets to extend secure and reliable high-speed Internet connections throughout the home.
Complementing the WD TV line of media players, the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit enables consumers to easily deliver HD video streams to the home theater, transfer large files or play multi-player online games, all without running network cables around the home. With four ports on each of two adapters included in the kit, the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit offers users the ability to connect their router and up to seven additional devices to their high-speed network.
Featuring HomePlug AV technology, the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit provides users with data transfer speeds up to 200 megabits per second (Mbps), enabling glitch-free playback of Full-HD 1080p video streams on up to seven connected devices. Setup is as easy as plugging in a lamp. Users do not need to undertake home improvement projects to route new wiring between rooms. They simply plug one of the two adapters in the kit into their router and an electrical outlet then plug the other adapter into another outlet where they need access to wired network connections. Users can stream video to four connected devices in the home theater and also gain an additional three network ports by their router.
For an integrated entertainment solution, users can store digital media on home network drives and stream photos, music and HD video via the WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit to one of the WD TV line of media players or other DLNA-compliant devices located throughout the home.
WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit features:
Easy set-up and instant network expansion anywhere in the home;
Two 4-port HomePlug AV adapters;
Two Ethernet cables;
Two power cables;
Quick install guide;
CD with WD Livewire utility software;
Warranty and support guide; and,
A 1-year limited warranty.
The WD Livewire Powerline AV Network Kit is HomePlug AV certified and is IEEE 802.3 and IEEE 802.3u compliant. The kit requires an Ethernet router and AC power outlets.
The device has a 1-year limited warranty and is available now at select retailers and online at wdstore.com. MSRP is $139.99 USD.