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TP-LINK Unveils AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit, Fastest Powerline Standard to Date


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TL-PA8010P KIT features the latest HomePlug AV2 standard with MIMO Powerline technology, providing gigabit speeds and extending wireless access to hard to reach areas of a home or office

Reading, UK - April 27th, 2015 -TP-LINK®, a global provider of consumer and SMB networking products, today announced the TL-PA8010P KIT AV1200 Gigabit Passthrough Powerline Starter Kit, featuring the latest HomePlug AV2 standard with MIMO Powerline technology. The new Powerline starter kit delivers multi-stream networking over the existing electrical wiring of a home or office, and is backwards compatible with existing TP-LINK HomePlug AV standard adapters.

Users can get their networks up and running, simply by plugging the Powerline adapter into an available power outlet, eliminating the need for time-consuming and expensive renovations previously required to establish a whole-home or office wired Ethernet network.

The TL-PA8010P KIT can achieve speeds up to 1.2Gbps, making it well suited for audio and video streaming, online gaming, multi-room IPTV and other high-demand networking uses.

Additionally, the new Powerline starter kit can transmit data over Gigabit Ethernet ports, creating secure wired networks for true gigabit-class broadband speeds, and is particularly effective when supporting multiple HD-capable devices simultaneously.

HomePlug AV2 MIMO Technology

The Powerline starter kit utilizes multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology to achieve improved transmission speeds. Previously, Powerline adapters could only utilize two wires in a building which limited transmission speed. The TL-PA8010P KIT with MIMO technology uses all three types of a building’s electrical wiring (power, ground and neutral), creating multiple data paths for increased potential throughput performance. Combined with the HomePlug AV2 protocol, MIMO technology helps the network adapter achieve the fastest Powerline throughput available today.

“Dense construction materials and non-ideal building layouts have always been a challenge when trying to establish reliable Wi-Fi networks,” said Lewis Wu, executive vice president of TP-LINK U.S. “Our new Powerline adapters not only provides a solution for this, but also utilizes new technology to achieve stable performance and gigabit broadband speeds, even when connected to multiple devices at once.”

Wu added, “Buildings with obstacles such as wall partitions, cement walls, sound-barrier walls, metal studs and multiple levels present challenges for Wi-Fi networks by degrading their wireless signal. Current wireless routers can extend their networks farther than ever, however, the FCC’s limitations on power broadcast means demand for electrical Powerline adapters will continue to grow into the foreseeable future.”

The TL-PA8010P KIT Powerline starter kit can meet the needs of families and small businesses and offers the following:

  • The HomePlug AV2 protocol standard
  • One Gigabit Ethernet port for stable connectivity
  • Extra power outlet for additional device
  • Plug and play configuration with no setup required
  • 128-bit AES encryption for secured data
  • A power-saving mode that reduces energy consumption by up to 85%
  • A range of up to 1,000 feet over existing electrical wiring
  • Backwards-compatibility with existing TP-LINK adapters: (AV1200, AV1000, AV600, AV500 and AV200)


TP-LINK's new Powerline starter kit TL-PA 8010P KIT is planned for availability in Q1, 2015 at www.store.tp-link.com and leading online and retail stores.


TP-LINK is a global provider of consumer and SMB networking products and the world's No.1 provider of WLAN and broadband CPE devices1, with products available in over 120 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for global end-users.

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1. According to latest published IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q2 2014 Final Release