Date Added: Oct 2011
This paper presents performance evaluation of commercially available 200 Mbps power line communication and IEEE 802.11g & n products for supporting multimedia database system for home environment. UDP and TCP protocol were used to measure the throughput of each technology. The Homeplug AV product shows highest UDP and TCP throughput results and all products provide full connectivity for all measurements. Power Line Communication (PLC) is considered as one of leading candidates for home networking infrastructure for internet access, HD TV distribution and so on. The traditional Ethernet network with QoS enabled switches can support high bit rate and reliable communication.