Networking hardware innovator TRENDnet has announced the availability of its Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter with Built-In Outlet (model TPL-407E). The company made the announcement from the 2013 International CES event in Las Vegas this week.
The adapter offers a stable, high-performance network connection to a smart TV, media player, receiver, or computer. The small-form TPL-407E requires a pair. Network one adapter to a router and plug another adapter into any outlet on the same electrical system for instant high-speed network access.
The adapters automatically connect with no CD installation required.
Plug an adapter into a wall socket, then plug in a power strip into the built in electrical outlet on the front of the TPL-407E to power such devices as smart TVs, receivers, game consoles, and media players.
The adapter comes with a pre-encrypted network signal-for additional security. Administrators need only to press the Sync button to change existing encryption keys. “Embedded power saving technology lowers power consumption by up to 70 percent in standby mode,” states TRENDnet in press release submitted to ChannelPro-SMB, “resulting in measurable power savings, given that the adapter is always plugged in.”
The Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter with Built-In Outlet (TPL-407E) carries a MSRP of $69.99.
The Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit with Built-In Outlet (TPL-407E2K for two-adapter kit) carries a MSRP of $124.99. It will be available in February 2013.