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Powerline communication technologies with Schneider
In July 2000, Thomson multimedia and Schneider
Electric, the world leader in power distribution and industrial
automation devices, have announced a global partnership
to develop Powerline Communication (PLC) technologies.
The two groups have created Easyplug,
an equally owned joint venture that combines their skills in these
technologies and builds a full range of PLC communication products
for home networks.
Powerline communication technologies use the household electrical
system to transmit digital data enabling products to communicate
without having to install additional wiring.
The market for communication devices integrating these technologies
is estimated at more than 1 billion euros in 2003.