17 April 2012 - Power Ethernet Sockets, by British start-up Power Ethernet, are now available from a number of leading stockists.
The recent influx of IP connected devices has led to a significant increase in demand for data networking installers, and as a result, stockists. Power Ethernet sockets are the first product to integrate Powerline Communications (PLC) networking technology directly into an electrical socket, enabling electricians to start specifying and installing data networks in both commercial and residential buildings without the need for additional specialist cabling or networking knowledge.
Replacing the front socket panel of a British Standard 35mm double gang back box with the Power Ethernet Socket enables electricians to take advantage of a building's existing electrical wiring to create a high-speed and secure data network for connecting customers' computers, Voice over IP phones, multimedia set-top boxes, Internet-connected TVs and other IP enabled devices.
- City Electrical Factors - http://www.cef.co.uk/
- CPC - http://cpc.farnell.com/
- Edmundson Electrical - http://www.electricandlightingexperience.co.uk/
- Rapid - http://www.rapidonline.com/
- Rexel UK - http://www.rexel.co.uk/
Power Ethernet sockets are distributed by Concordia Technologies in the UK and Ireland, with a recommended retail price of £92.50 per unit (plus VAT).
As an introductory offer, Concordia is offering electricians purchasing two or more units a reduced price of £80 per unit (plus VAT).
Concordia Technologies' Executive Chairman, Jeremy Kemsley-Pein, said: "The PE Socket is a truly innovative product which is already creating exciting new market opportunities for the entire electrical industry. We are excited by the highly promising feedback received from our suppliers and customers."
Power Ethernet Managing Director, Daniel Rogoff, said: "For the first time, electricians and electrical contractors can start specifying and installing data networks for customers without specialist cabling knowledge. From Connected TVs and games consoles to CCTV, digital signage and IP phones, there are a rapidly growing number of IP enabled devices in homes and workplaces that need high-speed, physical network connections. I'm very excited to deliver a product that enables the electrical industry to play a big role in satisfying that demand."
About Concordia Technologies:
Initially established in 1902 Concordia Technologies (formerly known as Concordia Cables) has traditionally been involved in the manufacture and distribution of industry leading cabling products and associated accessories from its distribution centre in Lancashire. Following a recent refocusing of the business Concordia Technologies has established itself as a leading value added distributor of IP related solutions.
Concordia Technologies continually pursues associations with industry leading technology brands where we strive to add value through a "best in class" service proposition that can be tailored for each segment of our established routes to market.
For more information: www.concordiatechnologies.com/.
About Power Ethernet:
Founded in 2011, Power Ethernet is a UK technology start-up with an innovative, new approach to PowerLine-based networking for both home and commercial applications. Powerline is a proven, well-established and recognised standard that uses power cables to create an instant Ethernet network. Power Ethernet's patent pending integration of Powerline networking technology into electrical sockets provides an effective solution for businesses and home users who seek a simple but elegant solution for creating a high-speed, highly reliable network.
For more information: www.powerethernet.com.