Simple Range of Homeplug Kits from Solwise

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With some confusion about which HomePlugs work with each other Solwise have put together some kits to make it easier for you to decide which Homeplugs will do the job for you in your home!

Wall Socket Kits

Kit 1 - Ethernet

This kit comprises the Power Ethernet Wall adapter and a single port mini homeplug adapter. The typical set-up for this kit could be the mini plug attached to your router, sending the internet along the mains. The wall faceplate would be ideal for behind the TV, connecting up your media player, games console, Digital TV set-top box and Internet ready TV. Or perhaps you work from home; you could have the wall faceplate in your office, connected to the computer, printer and VoIP phone.

Kit 2 - WiFi

This kit comprises the Power Ethernet Wall adapter and a WiFi plug in homeplug adapter. The typical set-up for this could be as above with the mini adapter attached to the router, the faceplate behind the TV or in the office and then the WiFi plug in the kids room in order that they
can use their laptops Wirelessly and wire in their games consoles to the Ethernet port on the WiFi plug.

WiFi Kit

11n Wireless plug
Ethernet Plug

This kit was put together for those that have WiFi deadspots in the home. If you have your router in the hallway, for instance, and the laptop is mainly used in your conservatory at the back of your home, the WiFi from the router may not reach, the, conservatory is a WiFi deadspot.  This kit comprises a single Ethernet adapter which traditionally is used at the router. In the scenario you would plug the WiFi plug in the conservatory creating a WiFi network in the deadspot. 

Twin Packs


A pair of PL-200AV Ethernet plug in adapters, ideal if you just want to connect up one device elsewhere in the home. Great for desktop computers, games consoles, media hardware or anything with 
just a single Ethernet port.


A pair of PL-200AV-MINI Ethernet plug in adapters, as above but just a more compact style Homeplug. 
It is worth noting that all the HomePlugs in the 200AV and 500AV range available from Solwise will work together. You can mix and match depending on your requirements. Solwise offer a wide range of HomePlugs, including mains passthrough, WiFi plugs, small plugs, large plugs, mains strip, multi-port plugs, wall plates and desktop units.  For further information see our Features and Inter-operability table online -

Pricing and Links:

Wall Socket Kits

NET-PL-200AV-WALL-4PE-KIT1: £123.32 including VAT
NET-PL-200AV-WALL-4PE-KIT2: £155.49 including VAT

WiFi Kit

NET-PL-200AVPEW-KIT: £59.99 including VAT


Twin Packs

NET-PL-200-AV-TWIN - £38.42 including VAT

NET-PL-200AV-MINI-TWIN - £46.66 including VAT

Synology ® Launches DiskStation DS213+

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Where Robust Performance and Energy Efficiency Come as One 

Synology® Inc. today unveiled the new DiskStation DS213+, a high performance 2-bay NAS server designed as a secure, energy efficient, and full-featured storage solution for small and medium businesses.
“As the first 2013 model, the new DiskStation DS213+ shows that Synology has outdone itself once again. It delivers the fastest encrypted data transfer rate in the product sector, and yet it offers extreme power-savings at merely 2.64 watts of energy consumption during System Hibernation,” said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc. To ensure secure and efficient file sharing, the DS213+ boasts AES 256-bit encrypted read and write speed at 49.6 MB/sec and 24.7 MB/sec respectively. The new System Hibernation mode reduces power consumption, and is designed to actively listen for network activities to quickly resume the system back to full operations. In comparison to system shutdown, System Hibernation brings a closer balance between smart energy management and system responsiveness. “The combination of first-class performance and breakthrough energy-saving solution will once again deliver an amazing experience to our users,” added Chiang.
Powered by a dual-core 1.067 GHz processor, the DS213+ features an average read speed at 110.36 MB/sec and write speed at 84.31 MB/sec under RAID 1 configuration in a Windows® environment. Further expanding users’ experience, the DS213+ includes a 64bit floating-point unit to greatly accelerate decoding and encoding process, where users will most welcome the vast performance improvement in multimedia related applications. In addition, DS213+ delivers an upgraded surveillance solution that streams 12 channels of high definition IP camera simultaneously to maximise all business security needs.
Synology DS213+ is equipped with an SD card slot for plug-n-save solution, one eSATA port for external backup option, two USB 3.0 ports for higher data transmission, and a hot-swappable hard drive feature to increase system reliability. With noise dampening design and a 92 mm system fan, the DS213+ improves its overall airflow and minimises the noise level to 19.9 dB(A), making it much quieter compared to PC counterparts.
The DS213+ runs DiskStation Manager 4.0 (DSM 4.0), the operating system of every Synology NAS Server. DSM 4.0 provides rich features to boost user productivity and simplify their tasks, all on a sleek user interface optimised for multitasking. DS212+, the predecessor of DS213+, has been recognised by numerous worldwide media outlets, including receiving full score (5 out of 5 stars) from the Netherlands PCM.

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Synology DiskStation DS213+ is now shipping globally.

Synology at a Glance
Synology is dedicated to taking full advantage of the latest technologies to bring businesses and home users reliable and affordable ways to centralize data storage, simplify data backup, share and sync files across different platforms, and access data on-the-go. Synology aims to deliver products with forward-thinking features and the
best in class customer services.

Solwise Holiday WiFi

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Solwise are pleased to announce a number of new WiFi devices which, when used together, make a great kit for getting 
WiFi into your Motorhome, Caravan or Boat
.  When the campsite or marina offers WiFi but your ‘van or boat is right at the other end of the site you may need something to help you get a better signal, the Solwise USB ‘catcher’ is a USB WiFi device to which you can attach your chosen antenna to and then mount onto your unit. We recommend the EnGenius ANT008ON Omni antenna or the Solwise ANT010PN directional antenna. The catcher/antenna combination is mounted to your ‘van or boat using a very sturdy suction bracket, allowing you to remove the kit when travelling.

The combination of antenna and ‘catcher’ will receive the site WiFi signal and terminate this inside your ‘van or boat with a USB connector which you plug straight into your laptop. 

Many people are choosing to not take laptops on holiday anymore preferring the simplicity of an iPad or just using their smart-phones to keep in touch with social networking or to find local attractions. These ‘smart’ devices rarely have a USB port and this is where the Solwise USB WiFi repeater comes in.  The Solwise USB WiFi repeater supports outdoor USB adapters to repeat the WiFi signal to any indoor environment.  The USB plug from the ‘catcher’ is plugged into the WiFi repeater which then creates a 
mini hotspot in your ‘van or boat
 allowing you to connect your iPad, Smartphone, notebook, laptop or handheld games console to the site WiFi.

By using a high-gain antenna from Solwise you may even be able to use free WiFi hotspots some distance away, making this kit ideal for use with the BT Fon service and other services.

Pricing and Links:

We have created some kits on the product pages to make it easier to buy the items all together.

WL-USBWIFIRPT-3000: £53.78 including VAT

NET_WL-USBCATCHER: £27.58 including VAT

NET-WL-ANT-008ON: £19.51 including VAT

NET-WL-ANT010PN: £18.72 including VAT  

MNT-CAR-14C: £5.30 including VAT