Corinex Delivers Data, Video, and Voice

By Wayne Kawamoto

October 01, 2002

With the Corinex NetGate Technology Suite, service providers may be able to deliver data, video, VoIP, and audio to each electrical outlet in a customer's home -- and offer additional services as well.

According to Corinex Communications, its Corinex NetGate Technology Suite has until now been a "last mile" 802.11b-based access technology. The addition of powerline adapters (a build-in PCI card, or an external USB or Ethernet device) should now enable the extension of a network to electrical outlets within connected buildings.

The company says that NetGate is an ideal solution to hook up computers, printers, digital cameras, displays, measurement and monitoring equipment, voice over IP phones for home offices, small office complexes, shopping centers, hospitals, multi dwelling units (MDUs), apartment buildings, school campuses, and small to midsize hotels.

Corinex's integrated NetGate solutions are designed to support the distribution of data, video, audio and voice from any last mile distribution point which has a satellite, fiber optics, cable, or telephone wire connection to a service provider, and then share that connection through the target building's electrical system.

The availability of Ethernet, Wireless (802.11b), Serial, and USB interfaces in the Corinex Link device (point to point or point to multipoint), as a subset of the NetGate system, should offer options for all the ports used for network communications equipment within buildings and create a connection from each electrical outlet to the outside world.

For the powerline communications element in the system, Corinex uses the HomePlug standard 1.0.1, which is based upon the Intellon chipset and delivers up to 14 Mbps throughput.

Corinex says its "PowerNet Management Software" enables ISPs to control entire networks. The software is designed to recognize each Corinex device on the network and manage these devices from any remote location within the network. In combination with billing software (also available from Corinex), service providers should be able to monitor usage and throughput, and run networks in an optimal fashion, resulting in increased revenue and reduced service costs.

Availability and pricing
Corinex Intelligent adapters (PCI, Ethernet, USB) are available at $74.50 each for a minimum order quantity of 25 units for resellers.

Corinex Open Powerline Management Software is available at $120 for each 25 Corinex Intelligent PowerLine adapters.

Corinex Smart Link is available at $797 for resellers.

Corinex Link is available at $1,109 for resellers.

Corinex PowerLine Wireless software is available at $650.

Reprinted from ISP-Planet.

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