Phonex Broadband Corp. has announced a price cut on their NeverWire 14 powerline home networking device due to an increase in manufacturing efficiencies, said John Knab, president and CEO of Phonex.
Starting today, the price of the NeverWire 14, a plug-and-play home network device, is dropping from US$129 to US$99. In addition, Phonex is now making the NeverWire available as a two-unit set for US$189.
The NeverWire 14, which launched in the U.S. market in June and in the international market shortly thereafter, is a HomePlug 1.0-compliant device that uses “powerline carrier” technology to make use of the unused bandwidth in standard electrical wiring. With NeverWire 14, business or home users with multiple computers can use their existing power lines to create an instant 14MB Ethernet network that allows them to share high-speed internet access, share peripheral devices such as printers and play interactive network and Internet games.
There are no software drivers involved, and the resulting network will support both Mac and Windows systems, Brad Warnick, Phonex spokesperson, told MacCentral. NeverWire works with Mac OS 8.6 and up (including Mac OS X) and supports both TCP/IP and AppleTalk, he added.