Broadband over Powerline (BPL) is a relatively new standard that aims to take advantage of the fact that every building is connected to a power system. BPL uses power cables to transmit radio signals that can be interpreted by network devices. The IEEE standard for BPL is IEEE 1901 and it is based on a standard called Homeplug AV.
This technology can be used in remote locations that don’t have other kinds of infrastructures to provide Internet connectivity. Another use for BPL is home automation, where it can control electronic devices in the house (e.g., lights, temperature, alarm . . .
The content below this message is for members only.