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Challenge

The demand for high-speed internet has never been greater than it is today. Tenants and homeowners in developed and developing countries are constantly asking for faster and more reliable internet connections. The cost of installing high-speed communications infrastructure can be prohibitively expensive for utilities and building owners, so a way of running high-speed internet over existing infrastructure is needed.

To connect a new residential area to a high-speed network, utilities often have to run specialized high speed backbone cables over extremely long distances. These cables represent a significant cost to a utility, and maintaining and upgrading an entire network can be an arduous task. Once a high speed network reaches a residential area, the utility must send specialized cables to each home, greatly increasing the cost of the network. It can take several hours for a new home to be connected to an existing high speed backbone, and this can be expensive for both the utility and the homeowner.

Within an existing building, it is often necessary to provide high speed internet to many different users at the same time. This can be prohibitive using existing technology, because limited bandwidth must be shared between many users. It can often cost over $50,000 to equip a large office building with ADSL internet, and even then, the bandwidth seen by the user is only about 20 Mbps.

If a building owner wishes to obtain a higher speed then ADSL, they can implement a DOCSIS network over coaxial cables. This solution, however, is expensive, with a system costing over $80,000 for a large office building. Additionally, performance benefits over ADSL are marginal, with a download speed of about 38 Mbps, and an upload speed of only 9 Mbps. This slight increase in performance is often unable to justify the high cost of a DOCSIS system.

In a large building it can often take several weeks to outfit the entire building with a high speed connection. This delay could be prohibitive for building managers whose clients are demanding faster internet with minimal service interruptions. A solution which uses the buildings existing infrastructure to deliver high speed connectivity is required to meet the needs of users and utilities.

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Solution

Corinex anywire products can provide high-speed broadband connections over powerlines (BPL), or coaxial cables. Data can be sent over existing network infrastructure at greater speeds and lower cost than competing systems.

Corinex products can quickly and easily create high-speed broadband networks over existing wiring. Corinex MV Gateways can be used to connect a medium voltage power line to an existing optical network to provide backbone communication for a utility, and Corinex LV gateways can be used to provide “Last Mile” connectivity to individual homes and businesses. Power companies can then use this network to monitor their system and provide advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) services. Corinex products can achieve speeds of up to 200Mbps, outperforming many competing communication systems.

Within the home, a Corinex HD200 adapter can simply be connected to an existing power outlet or coaxial connection to create a secure high-speed broadband network. For large buildings, a Corinex High Density Building Controller can be used to connect many users without the need for additional wiring.

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By providing a cost effective way to create high-speed broadband networks over anywire, Corinex is giving utilities and consumers the ability to use and access the internet in ways they never have before.

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Value Proposition

Broadband communication has become an essential part of modern life. By creating networks within existing infrastructure, Corinex anywire products allow utilities and consumers to use broadband networks for more than just traditional internet.

Because they run over existing wiring, Corinex networks are able to perform a wide range of activities which would be extremely difficult using traditional networking techniques. In addition to traditional internet services, Corinex products can be used to provide Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) services and control electric vehicle charging, as well as many other value added services. Corinex networks are easily scalable, and can be extended and interconnected with the use of repeaters and gateways.

Corinex networks provide:

  • Cost Savings by using existing wiring and infrastructure.
  • Scalability because Corinex anywire networks can be easily expanded using repeaters and connected to traditional networks using gateways.
  • High Speeds of up to 200Mbps, outperforming many competing technologies.
  • Rapid Installation because the network does not require additional wiring and setup.
  • AMI and SCADA Services using the utilities existing infrastructure.
  • Long Distance Communication because of noise resistance features built into Corinex gateways.
  • Secure Reliable Communication provided by built in security features.
  • VoIP Services
  • Video On Demand

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Performance

Corinex anywire networks routinely outperform competing networking technologies which cost significantly more. By using existing wiring, a network can be installed in minutes, saving time and money. Corinex technology has been implemented at sites around the world, providing secure, reliable broadband for a fraction of the price of competing technologies.

Corinex anywire networks consistently beat existing high speed broadband technologies including ADSL and DOCSIS in speed and price comparisons. Their versatility allows them to be installed in a matter of minutes in demanding locations where broadband access would be unattainable or prohibitively expensive. Corinex Networks can provide the following benefits:

  • Increased customer loyalty because of reduced disruption during installation and maintenance.
  • Decreased installation costs when new customers are added to a network.
  • Greater return on investment due to reduced equipment and installation costs.
  • Improved performance compared to competing networking technologies.

Comparison of Performance of Broadband Technologies

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Price per Mbps

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Features:

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Comparison for a 300 Room Installation:

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