LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TRENDnet, a best-in-class wired and wireless networking hardware brand, today announced that The Sunday Times has rated the TPL-401E2K as the ‘Best for value’ powerline adaptor in a group test.
The TRENDnet TPL-401E2K was compared with powerlines from D-Link, Netgear, On Networks and Power Ethernet in a benchmark test. The Sunday Times put the powerline units through their paces with several tests to determine which was the best for speed, simplicity, connecting to your TV, value and tidiness.
Powerline units use existing electrical lines to network devices to the internet. The adaptors plug into household power sockets and auto-connect to each other over an encrypted signal with no CD installation required. They are also used in conjunction with Wi-Fi networks to extend network connectivity to areas with poor or no wireless coverage.
The Sunday Times review rated the powerline units on the appearance of the product, size of the adaptor, connection speed, installation process and some of the grueling tests included sending large files, streaming HD content and watching online services such as BBC iPlayer and Netflix. The TPL-401E2K HD movie streaming trial found that the movie downloaded ‘without any stuttering, buffering or other hitches’. The Sunday Times overall evaluated the product as doing very well for its price.
The TRENDnet TPL-401E2K powerline kit includes two high performance TPL-401E adaptors, which connect automatically when plugged in. The adaptors can be used on any electrical outlet and a Gigabit Ethernet port on each adaptor maintains high performance wired connections; allowing seamless streaming of HD videos and quick downloading speeds without any extra cabling.
Zak Wood, Director of Global Marketing at TRENDnet said: “TRENDnet strives to create price-to-performance leading networking solutions. We are delighted with The Sunday Times’ validation of the TPL-401E2K’s performance.”
TPL-401E2K availability: Currently shipping to online and retail partners. MSRP: £134.99
TRENDnet is an award winning global brand, dedicated to providing a complete line of high quality affordable networking solutions for small to mid-sized business and home users. TRENDnet is headquartered in Torrance, California, and maintains branch offices in Europe, Central America, South America and Asia. www.trendnet.com.