LON HD-PLC is highly distinguished for its high speed, large expansion, use of the supply line and other cables. The IEEE1901 standardized powerline technology uses power cable for data transmission. Through a broadband transmission in the frequency range of 2-28 MHz, a high data transmission and a high degree of robustness is achieved. The implementation of the ITU-T G.9905 allows for a mesh network with up to 1024 nodes to be set up. Not only is there a fixed power line, but Coax, Ethernet and twisted pair cables can also be used, facilitating a high-speed network in free topology.
With LON HD-PLC; a new, modern and a powerful LON channel is made available. This allows for a simultaneous transmission of other IP services like a surveillance video or as a backbone for WLAN access points.
This makes the powerline, the carrier of a wide range of services in Smart City applications.
The use of HD-PLC for LON will be standardized by the LonMark International and will soon be available as EN14908.8 or ANSI/CTA 709.8.
A LON HD-PLC channel will provide such kind of a performance (as below).
|PHY speed||240 Mbps|
|Max. number of nodes||1,024|
|Max. number of hops||10|
|Throughput (without hopping)||90 Mbps|
|Throughput (multi-hop)||10 Mbps|
|Message throughput||200 p/s|
|Security||Black- and whitelisting of devices|
|Physical layers supported||Power line, twisted pair, COAX, Ethernet cabiling and others|