Adaptive Networks, a private company based in
Massachusetts, was founded in 1983 by Michael and David Propp to
develop a technology for transmitting electronic data reliably over
building powerlines. While receiving his Ph.D. at MIT, Michael Propp
became intrigued with the advances in microprocessors and the potential
to leverage powerlines for network communications between
microprocessor-enabled products. Adaptive sought to develop a reliable
technology for high-speed network communications on the powerlines by
overcoming the environment's inherent challenges. After 4 years of
intensive research and development, the company introduced its first
product, the AN192 Evaluation Unit. Since that time, Adaptive has
introduced several new products to the AN
Pro-Line™, been granted 5 patents and attained
industry standards for industrial and commercial
markets. Adaptive has consistently supplied powerline
communications products to these markets--many of which have been in
continuous operation in the field for over 10 years.
In 2003 Adaptive introduced InSite™
Impaired-Media Simulation Tools. InSite™
is the culmination of many years of Adaptive Networks' experience
developing and applying communications on challenging impaired-media
such as the powerline. The simulation tools are a significant
breakthrough for adopters of impaired-media communications enabling the
verification and optimization of communications performance before
major design and implementation investments are made.
Using the foundation of intellectual property,
experience and wisdom accumulated with our AN
Pro-Line™ commercial and industrial products,
Adaptive embarked on a substantial R&D effort to scale up its
proven technology to provide for demanding multimedia audio, video and
voice applications and for solutions with fully digital signal
processing. PowerStream™ provides
significantly higher speeds for multimedia with Quality of
Service (QoS) and supports multiple streams at multiple
locations, simultaneously. Adaptive has now introduced the first
benefits of the PowerStream™
fully digital signal processing technology with cost-effective
powerline solutions for the utility, industrial, and commercial markets
on TI's leading TMS320F28x DSPs, allowing applications to be integrated
on the same hardware platform as the communications.
Today Adaptive is the leader in supplying solutions
that run critical applications in harsh powerline environments,
including self-contained medium voltage (MV) solutions, and the
authority on Powerline Communications with advanced engineering
research & development resources and an impressive portfolio of
Product Chronological History
& David Propp found Adaptive Networks. R&D begins.
Applied for first patent. AN192 Evaluation Unit introduced, delivering
19.2 Kbps throughput.
shipments of AN192 OEM component module begin
by the ISO to be the high data rate standard (ISO 10368) for
the shipboard refrigerated container industry
module introduced, modifying AN192 frequency range to comply with
CENELEC European regulations for the utility industry.
versions of AN192 and AN48 introduced
patents applied for. AN1000 Chipsets, modules and standalone modems
introduced providing unsurpassed speed (100 Kbps throughput),
reliability and robustness.
prototype of PowerStream™ High-Speed Networking
Technology demonstrating ability to deliver multimedia with true
Quality of Service.
as an IEC standard (IEC 61334-5-3) for automated meter reading (AMR).
Impaired-Media Simulation Tools introduced to provide confidence in
performance for complicated environments.
192 introduced as fully digital signal processing implementation on
TI's TMS320F28x DSPs for cost-effective solutions for applications
including AMR and lighting and motor control.