Intel kondigt de AnyPoint Phoneline Home Network aan, een netwerk kit die werkt over bestaande telefoonlijnen en een snelheid van 10Mbps haalt. Hier de press release, bruut geript van GA-Source:
Intel Corporation today announced the availability of a new Intel AnyPoint Phoneline Home Network product that delivers up to 10 megabits-per-second (Mbps) bandwidth over existing phone lines.
The Intel AnyPoint Phoneline Home Network 10 Mbps PCI Card, which joins Intel's family of AnyPoint 1 Mbps products, is designed to provide the speed for demanding networking functions over existing phone lines, such as the transfer of high-resolution graphics and other large files. The higher network speed also enables future applications, including the distribution of full motion video between personal computers (PCs).
The Intel AnyPoint family of 1 Mbps and 10 Mbps products allows two or more users to surf the Web at the same time without the need for a second phone line or Internet account. AnyPoint products also enable customers to share printers and files, use the Intel Intercom to communicate from one PC to another, enjoy multi-player PC games from separate rooms in the home and distribute high quality digital audio between PCs.
The AnyPoint 10 Mbps PCI Card, which is compatible with all Intel AnyPoint 1 Mbps products, is designed to be compliant with the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA) 1 Mbps phoneline specification and is expected to comply with the HomePNA's planned 10 Mbps phoneline specification.
As with Intel AnyPoint 1 Mbps products, the AnyPoint 10 Mbps PCI Card is designed not to interfere with regular phone conversations while the network is being used to print, share files and play games, as the data is transmitted on a frequency not used by voice signals. AnyPoint Home Network products are compatible with emerging, high-bandwidth Internet access specifications, such as Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable modems. The AnyPoint 10 Mbps PCI Card also incorporates technology from Epigram, which was acquired by Broadcom Corporation.
Four OEMs - Gateway, IBM, eMachines and Quantex -- are already shipping consumer PCs that are enabled with AnyPoint 1 Mbps hardware and software.
The Intel AnyPoint Phoneline Home Network 10 Mbps PCI Card, which is now shipping, has a U.S. suggested list price of $79 and will be available in mid-November at North American retailers, including Best Buy, CompUSA, Micro Center and Office Depot. The AnyPoint 10 Mbps PCI Card will also be sold through North American distributors, including Ingram Micro and Tech Data.
With the introduction of the AnyPoint 10 Mbps PCI Card, Intel is reducing the price of the AnyPoint 1 Mbps PCI Card from a U.S. suggested list price of $79 to $49. In addition, Intel is reducing the price of the AnyPoint 1 Mbps Parallel Port model from a U.S. suggested list price of $99 to $89. The Intel AnyPoint 1 Mbps family also includes the AnyPoint Universal Serial Bus (USB) model, which has a U.S. suggested list price of $89. All AnyPoint products contain Intel's powerful Internet sharing and networking software.