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TP-LINK expands high street presence with specialist electrical retailer Maplin

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TP-LINK expands high street presence with specialist electrical retailer Maplin


Global provider of networking products teams up with Maplin to offer high spec range of network solutions


London, UK, 22 March 2012TP-LINK, global provider of SOHO and SMB networking products, has partnered with Maplin, the UK’s biggest and best specialist retailer of consumer electronics, to stock and retail its range of low cost home connection solutions.


The agreement ensures that a huge selection of products including the latest network adapters, range extenders and switches will be available to consumers at affordable prices. As a result of this agreement, high street shoppers will be able to purchase their preferred products at Maplin and ensure their connected accessories from TP-LINK work with the products before they leave the store.


Eric Wang, country manager of TP-LINK UK said; “Maplin is a core staple of the British high street and that’s why TP-LINK is thrilled to have a range of products in each of its 180 stores. With the new slick unit design, easy to install instructions and a host of eco credentials the TP-LINK units will assist Maplin customers to further unlock the potential in their existing and new purchases.”


Peter Heath, Buying Director Maplin Electronics Ltd added: “I am extremely pleased to be further bolstering our range of networking solutions by partnering with TP-LINK. TP-LINK has a fantastic position in the global market and their products will provide quality, value architecture to our offer.”


TP-LINK products are available through Maplin now; a selection is listed below:


TP-LINK’s TL-WA830RE 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender is designed to extend the coverage and improve the signal strength of an existing wireless network to eliminate “dead zones”. Combined with leading wireless N technologies, superior security and wider compatibility, TL-WA830RE is a high speed, low maintenance addition to any network. RRP £ 59.99


TP-LINK’s TL-SF1008D Fast Ethernet Switch is designed for SOHO or workgroup users. All 8 ports support auto MDI/MDIX, so no need to worry about the cable type, simply plug and play. This innovative, eco-friendly technology can reduce power consumption by up to 70%, plus 70% of the packaging materials can be recycled, making it an eco-friendly solution for your business network. RRP £ 24.99


TP-LINK’s TL-PA211 Powerline Adapter takes advantage of your home’s existing electrical wires to transfer data while simultaneously transferring electricity. This means, that without additional wiring, users can simply plug the TL-PA211 into existing power sockets to establish a networking infrastructure. With high-speed data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, users can enjoy HD video streaming, online gaming, VoIP or any other bandwidth intensive tasks for work or play. RRP £ 49.99


To view the full list of TP-LINK products that are available in-store at Maplin please visit Maplin.co.uk.



TP-LINK is a global provider of SOHO & SMB networking products and the World’s No.1 provider of WLAN and Broadband CPE devices, with products available in over 100 countries to tens of millions of customers. Committed to intensive R&D, efficient production and strict quality management, TP-LINK continues to provide award-winning networking products in Wireless, ADSL, Routers, Switches, IP Cameras, Powerline Adapters, Print Servers, Media Converters and Network Adapters for Global end-users.


Based on the confidence of tens of millions of customers, TP-LINK is now growing to become one of the most competitive providers of networking products with aspirations to become one of the top 3 networking brands in the world and striving for a larger global market share, while further advancing in the world of networking to better serve our most valued customers with products that make their lives easier. TP-LINK was recently named by US research analysts, In-Stat, as the market leader for total Wi-Fi equipment shipments (26%), noted as having the highest market share for BB CPE (25.65%) and also came second in the category observing Port Shipment (17.63%). For further information visit http://uk.tp-link.com


About Maplin

Maplin is the UK’s biggest and best specialist retailer of consumer electronics. Its national network of over 190 stores in the UK and Ireland are a goldmine of useful consumer technologies and gadgets.


With over 15,000 different products Maplin sells everything from MP3 players and Sat Nav systems, to digital cameras and Wi-Fi connectors, across its worlds of Communication, Computers, Sat Nav, TV and Satellite, Music, Home and Car, Power, Tools, Components and Cables.


As the specialists in consumer electronics, Maplin is proud to offer the best and most informed customer advice on the high street. Its team of over 2000 customer centric  staff help thousands of customers make informed choices about technology purchases each and every day; from technology enthusiasts, to complete novices.


Launched by two technology enthusiasts in 1972 who were frustrated by the lack of good quality electronics components, Maplin quickly became the experts’ choice, with a reputation for the best product range and expertise. Though the company has grown massively since launching over thirty years ago, its reputation as the UK’s only true experts in consumer electronics is still at the heart of Maplin today.


Customers can purchase from Maplin at over 190 stores in the UK and Ireland, the Maplin catalogue, order over the phone on 0844 557 6000, or by logging on to the website at www.maplin.co.uk


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