Asoka Debuts PLC Adapter with Power over Ethernet for Simple Small Business VoIP Networking

  Asoka Debuts PLC Adapter with Power over Ethernet for Simple Small Business
  VoIP Networking

    New PlugLink® PoE-200 Replaces PoE Hubs with Easy-to-Install Powerline
       Communications Adapter Delivering Both IP Connectivity and Power

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- December 10, 2012

Asoka Corporation, a pioneer in powerline communications (PLC) hardware and
services, announced today the PlugLink® PoE-200 (PL9660-48A), its first PLC
adapter to support the Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard.

The PlugLink PoE-200 allows consumers and small businesses to quickly build
networks that deliver up to 15.4 Watts of DC power for devices like Voice over
IP (VoIP) handsets, IP security cameras and other powered network devices.

The PlugLink PoE-200 opens up home applications for PoE, and simplifies PoE
networks for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that currently need to
either purchase “wall wart” power adapters and Ethernet cables for each
handset, or purchase a PoE switch or hub for network-based powering. In
addition to simplifying installations, the PlugLink PoE-200 significantly
reduces the cost of installing a VoIP PBX since no new cabling and no external
power supplies are required for each handset.

With the PlugLink PoE-200, a business owner or consumer can simply plug an
adapter into any wall socket and connect the phone or device, turning the
power outlet into a PoE network connection.

“PoE is a great idea because it made it easier to deploy and connect
non-computer IP devices, and with the PlugLink PoE-200 we’re taking that to
the next level of simplicity,” said Danny Castellano, vice president of
marketing for Asoka. “The PlugLink eliminates the added costs and installation
time, giving users high-speed data and power that takes just minutes to
connect.”

The PlugLink PoE-200 provides a 10/100 Ethernet port with PoE for user
connectivity and a 200 Mbps PLC backbone connection. The adapter also supports
the major Ethernet quality of service (QoS) standards in addition to the
HomePlug®AV standard which ensures sufficient bandwidth for use in VoIP and
HDTV networks. The PlugLink PoE-200 will not interfere with the operation of
other devices.

Additionally, the adapter features a secure network encryption key to ensure
that data and content are protected while in transit on the PLC network. The
adapter features 128-bit AES encryption for secure data transmission across
the electrical power line - users simply push the encryption button to “pair”
adapters and the encryption is set.

Availability

The PlugLink PoE-200 is available today with US, UK and European plug types.
For more information, please visit http://asokatech.com/pluglink-page.

About Asoka

Asoka is a pioneer in powerline networking (PLN) technology that enables
carriers and systems integrators to provide state-of-the-art digital living
services. These include home area networks, energy management services, home
monitoring and solar system monitoring. Asoka products have been deployed in
over one million locations worldwide and provide fast and flexible
installation of high-speed networks by using existing electrical wiring as the
network medium. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Asoka’s customers include
AT&T, Comcast, Swisscom, Rogers, Motorola, FairPoint, CenturyLink and
Clearwire. More information about Asoka can be found at www.asokatech.com.

Contact:

The David James Agency LLC
Amber Hack
805-494-9508
asoka@davidjamesagency.com