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Phonex serves up plug-and-play home networking

Mon, 07/22/2002 - 8:00pm
Susan Rush

Phonex Broadband continues its surge into the powerline home networking marketplace with the introduction of its HomePlug 1.0-compliant device.

The NeverWire 14 QX-201 device uses power carrier technology to make use of unused bandwidth in standard electrical wiring. The company is marketing the device to business and residential customers with multiple computers. The product, which consists of a modem-sized box with a power plug and a RJ-45 Ethernet jack, enables users to leverage existing power lines to create a 14 MB Ethernet network. No software drives are required for the NeverWire 14.

The NeverWire 14 costs $129 per node. The device can be used to share high-speed Internet access, share peripheral devices and play interactive games.

Up to 16 NeverWire units can be used per powerline network.

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