The Challenges of Network Construction
Today, practically everything is connected to networks. This has resulted in the need for a communication medium that can cope with an ever-increasing number of devices and various issues. HD-PLC is a technology standard for high-speed wired communication and offers IP solutions that can go a long way toward solving network challenges in the IoT era.
Need to increase wired communication speed
Worried about communication security
Solutions with HD-PLC
HD-PLC enables data communication
using any existing wiring
HD-PLC can utilize not only power lines but also coaxial cables, twisted pair cables, telephone cables, and other existing cables inside and outside the building for communication. With this technology, you can easily build a network without installing any new wiring.
Existing wiring can be leveraged as communication lines
Why Choose HD-PLC?
It can be used in all kinds of locations.
Provides high-speed wired communication
As we move into the new IoT era, we need to speed up communication networks that are based on technology standards such as “RS485 Modbus,low-speed PLC, and HBS (IEBus). By adopting HD-PLC, high-speed communication at megabit speeds is possible without any new wiring.
E.g. Smart meters, commercial air conditioners, solar power systems, etc.
Low-cost network construction
By utilizing existing wiring (dedicated lines and power lines), the need to install new ethernet cables is reduced. This makes it possible to build a network at low cost.
E.g. Surveillance cameras in stores, factories, and hospitals, intercoms, nurse call systems, etc.
Can be used in high-security locations
In addition to encrypting communication data, HD-PLC offers high security by using optimal modulation for each sub-carrier in response to changes in transmission line characteristics. Therefore, the risk of information leaks or cyber-attacks is reduced. It can provide communication networks in facilities where wireless communication is prohibited due to security issues.
E.g. Gas stations, plants where wireless signals are prohibited, etc.
Less lines, less work
By grouping multiple control and signal lines, HD-PLC can reduce the number of wires needed. This in turn lowers the risk of disconnection and line failure, in addition to reducing weight, shortening manufacturing lead time, and streamlining regular inspections of elevators and such.
E.g. Elevators, robots, etc.
Works in places where wireless communication can be difficult
A drawback of wireless communication is that signals can be weak in enclosed spaces such as tunnels and underground facilities. With HD-PLC, communication can reach even those locations by leveraging the existing wiring.
E.g. Tunnels, underground facilities, elevators, and reinforced concrete buildings, etc.
Enables long-distance communication
Even in the case of smart meters or large-scale facilities such as office buildings and factories, a wireless multi-hop network technology bridging together multiple devices can enable communication within a range of several to a dozen kilometers.
E.g. Smart meters, smart buildings, factories, smart streetlights, HVAC, solar power systems, etc.
*Communication distance varies depending on the environment
HD-PLC4 IP Core
Panasonic's HD-PLC4 IP core will provide PHY and MAC layers as well as firmware (including sample applications) for PLC communication. It can be customized to meet various needs, such as long-distance and high-speed communication. We provide support for your development projects.
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