PowerLine networking is based on the concept of “no new wires”, similar with the PhoneLine network technology. Basically it uses the existing electrical wiring in your house to create a home network. The PowerLine technology is driven by the HomePlug Industry Alliance, which defined the following standards:
- HomePlug 1.0 — Older Specification for connecting devices via power lines in the home. Theoretical speed of 14 Mbit/s.
- HomePlug AV — Current Specification which allows for speeds up to 200 Mbps half-duplex. This HomePlug version can be suitable for transmitting High Definition TV (HDTV) and Voice over IP (VoIP) in the home network.