Three Japanese consumer electronics giants have created a new technology to transport Internet and media signals around the home via the electricity network, Panasonic said on Thursday. Sony, Mitsubishi and Matsushita-owned Panasonic have set up the SECA powerline alliance. They have developed a system to transfer 170 Megabits per second of data through the power lines of a home, Panasonic researcher Ingo Chmielewski told journalists at the electronics trade fair CeBIT.
The speed is three times faster than Wi-Fi and is fast enough for high-definition TV signals. Unlike wireless alternatives, powerline technology performance is stable throughout the home.
Asked why the three companies came up with their own technology and risked yet another format war in the consumer electronics world, Chmielewski said: “We think our technology is better.” Full story Here.