New D-Link AV2 2000 Powerline Kit Enables Faster Networking Speeds, 4K Video

D-Link’s new AV2 2000 Powerline Kit can transform a home’s existing electrical lines into high-speed networking connections that delivers speeds up to 2,000Mbps and enables 4K video streaming.

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Expanding its selection of Powerline connectivity solutions, the Fountain Valley, Calif.-based company D-Link has announced its new AV2 2000 Passthrough Powerline Kit with MIMO Technology (DHP-P701AV). 

D-Link says that its latest connectivity solution can be used in existing homes to provide fast network connections to support today's era of media consumption. Utilizing a home's electrical lines, the AV2 2000 Passthrough Powerline Kit delivers network speeds up to 2,000Mbps to support demanding endeavors such as online gaming, 4K media streaming and other bandwidth-intensive activities. 

“The great thing about powerline is that it makes it so users no longer have to base where they place important devices such as smart TVs or gaming consoles on where they can get a reliable connection from their router,” says Oscar Reyes, associate vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems. “The new PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Passthrough Starter Kit offers a simple, affordable and discrete solution by transforming every electrical outlet in the home into a potential network connection, making even the hardest to reach areas viable for networking activities.”

Designed for easy installation, the AV2 2000 Passthrough Powerline Kit simply needs one adapter connected to a home network's router and nearby electrical outlet, and the other powerline adapter plugged into an outlet nearby the location in which the home needs network connectivity.

D-Link adds the kit features AV2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technologies that allow users to transfer large files, while streaming 4K or conducting some other intensive bandwidth reliably. The adapters also incorporate integrated passthrough sockets to ensure homeowners don't lose valuable electrical outlets, and built-in noise filters that eliminate electrical noise from affecting connectivity.

As many as 16 adapters can be used in a system. The products are backwards compatible with HomePlug AV adapters.

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