devolo ships over 5 million dLAN® adapters – Trend towards home networking over the electrical wiring continues
The global market leader for HomePlug powerline solutions, devolo AG of Aachen, Germany, has passed the milestone of 5 million HomePlug adapters shipped. No other company in the world has sold more powerline products than devolo. According to Nuremberg, Germany-based market research company GfK, currently, 6 out of 10 powerline customers in Europe choose a devolo adapter; in Germany, it is some 7 out of 10.
devolo, the innovator in HomePlug technology for end customers and business users, has exceeded the milestone of 5 million shipped HomePlug adapters back in July of this year. No other manufacturer in the world has sold more powerline adapters than the Aachen-based company, which was founded in 2002. The demand for innovative high-speed networking solutions for data, HD video, and audio as well as IPTV and Voice over IP (VoIP) continues unabated and is forecast to increase rapidly in coming years: analysts at Parks Associates expect the number of home networks to double in the next five years. Indeed, the number of network-compatible products is growing continuously, both in the classic IT area and in consumer electronics. dLAN® provides network printers, NAS hard drives, VoIP telephones, Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and computers with an ideal home network that is easy to install, offers a high level of security thanks to AESpro encryption and guarantees consistent high transfer rates with Quality of Service (QoS). Moreover, it offers high-speed connections at up to 200 Mbps throughout the house. Even today, over 40 percent of devolo customers use dLAN® technology as their home network. Surveys by Nuremberg, Germany-based market research company GfK found that currently, 6 out of 10 powerline purchasers in Europe choose a devolo product. In Germany, it is some 7 out of 10. Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG, comments: "We consider this confirmation of the course we have taken—offering high-quality HomePlug products with patented technologies developed in-house. Our customers are willing to invest in quality." "Network technology is advancing into all digital household areas, such as consumer electronics. As a result, home networking is increasingly a subject that even the more technology-shy are focusing on," he adds. "Even today, devolo is well prepared for the new wave of home networking, both on the product side and in the Research and Development area."