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"Could not work any better... could not work any faster... could not be any easier to install."

"This truly saved the day for me running internet to the 2nd floor of the house. Wi-Fi just wasn't strong enough to go through all the walls and furniture to hit my Blu-ray play for Netflix. I even did a speed check on my laptop; I get the same hard-wired speed upstairs as I do plugged straight into the router. This is truly amazing product."

"I love the idea of being able to connect Internet to nearly anything that is plugged in to an electrical outlet!! Just put this thing in the second socket of your outlet and BAM, Internet!!"

"Despite my computer sitting only about 6 feet away from my modem/router (one floor above) my wireless speeds are just dreadful due to the layout of my house. After installing this device, I can finally watch Netflix in HD and play online games without lagging out."

Visit the HomePlug website at www.homeplug.org for more information, including how to join the Alliance & to see the full list of HomePlug Certified products.


As we look back on a strong finish to 2013 and forward to the events of 2014, we are proud of our members’ achievements and excited for what the future holds.

In November, we hosted a series of successful technology summits throughout China, where we shared our developments for the nVoy® program, HomePlug AV2, HomePlug Green PHY, embedded products and more, with a wide variety of stakeholders. This was also a unique opportunity for us to further support the expanding Chinese market opportunity and connect with experts in the region.

To start off the year, in conjunction with our presence at CES, we proudly announced the addition of five new member companies. We expect that the rest of the year will be full of progress, as we work to complete certification programs for HomePlug AV2, HomePlug Green PHY and Netricity. We also look forward to increasing the adoption of HomePlug’s technologies by continuing our marketing efforts worldwide.
          ~Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance president

Recent Highlights

CES 2014
On January 7, 2014, at the start of CES, HomePlug announced the addition of five new member companies: BMW Technology Corporation, Hisense, Texas Instruments, CATR, UL and ASTRI. Each company joined HomePlug based on their unique interests in HomePlug's various technologies: BMW joined in support of HomePlug Green PHY and its application to electric vehicle charging; Hisense joined due to their interest in using HomePlug AV embedded within their products; Texas Instruments joined because of their interest in the Netricity program for outside-the-home applications; CATR announced they will be serving as a nVoy certification lab in China; UL looks forward to providing testing and verification services for SEP 2 products. 

In addition to discussing these additions to the Alliance, HomePlug was pleased to share both HomePlug AV and nVoy interoperability demos and discuss upcoming progress with Home with our guests, which included Alliance partners, members, prospective members and media representatives.

Connected Home Summits in China
In November, HomePlug hosted a series of three summits in China: in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen. Each session included speakers from a variety of backgrounds, such as leaders from Chinese technology institutions and executives from chip and OEM companies.

Topics covered included:
  • HomePlug Market and Technology Roadmap
  • Embedded Applications using HomePlug
  • Expanding Coverage and Throughput with HomePlug AV2
  • Whole Home Wired and Wireless Networking with nVoy/IEEE 1905.1
  • HomePlug enabling Smart Energy/Smart Grid/Internet of Things

Demonstrations showcased at the events included embedded products from Hisense, a HomePlug AV interoperability demonstration with products using four different silicon vendors' chipsets, and a multi-silicon-vendor demonstration of nVoy hybrid networking technology. As a special note, CATR announced that they have been selected as the test lab for nVoy Certifications in China.

The Beijing summit closed with a dedicated media briefing session, where HomePlug representatives sat down with a group of twelve media representatives for an in-depth discussion about HomePlug technologies particularly in the China market.

All three summit locations attracted full audiences and were well-received, with 97% of all guests responding to post-event surveys stating they found the event to be helpful.

Broadband World Forum - Amsterdam, NL
Last October, HomePlug hosted a meeting room at the Broadband World Forum show in Amsterdam. In conjunction with the commencement of the show, HomePlug announced progress with the nVoy certification program, including selection of NTS as the initial nVoy authorized test lab, and the fact that the certification test plan had been verfied against several silicon platforms to validate product interoperability. At the show, the first nVoy interoperability demo was showcased, alongside a HomePlug AV multi-silicon-interoperability demo. HomePlug used the opportunity to discuss progress and demonstrate these technologies to a number of members, prospective members, and representatives of the European media.

HomePlug Video - Ted & Maria's Connected Home
HomePlug recently developed a fun video to simply demonstrate how our technology works. We have also translated the video into Chinese. Both versions can be seen here.

Upcoming Events

Cable Congress
Held March 12-14 in Amsterdam, Cable Congress is a show HomePlug is pleased to support. Additionally, HomePlug's paper entitled "Extending Home Networks to Gigabit-class Performance," will be included in the show's e-Book, which will be available for download post-event. For further information, please visit http://www.cablecongress.com.

HomePlug is a supporter of the upcoming MATELEC EIBT show, March 25-27 in Shanghai. For further information, please visit http://www.matelecchina.com/index.html
CSI Converging Home Summit
Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance President, will be participating on a panel on Home Networking at CSI Converging Home Summit, May 7-8 in London. Rob will be speaking about the nVoy certification program and hybrid home networking. For further information, please visit http://www.csimagazine.com/summit.

HomePlug supports the 18th annual CONNECTIONS: The Premier Connected Home Conference, held May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. For further information, please visit http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us.

HomePlug is a supporter of the upcoming METERINGChina 2014 & Smart Utility China 2014 show, May 28-30 in Shanghai. For further information, please visit http://www.smartutilitychina.com/en/.

HomePlug will be hosting a technology seminar the morning of Friday, June 6th, 2014 at the Taipei International Convention Center, where guests will be able to learn about the latest advances in HomePlug technologies. The COMPUTEX show runs from June 3-7 in Taipei, Taiwan. For further information, please visit http://www.computextaipei.com.tw. Individuals interested in HomePlug's seminar may contact christine.hamilton@homeplug.org for details and to register.

Promoting Events
Are you aware of a HomePlug-related event you would like us to feature on the HomePlug website? If so, please let us know, and we'll work with you to get it posted. Contact christine.hamilton@homeplug.org.

In the News

HomePlug® Expands Globally with New Members to the Alliance
BMW Technology Corporation, Hisense, Texas Instruments, CATR, UL and ASTRI Join HomePlug
Las Vegas, NV- January 7, 2014 - The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, is pleased to announce the addition of new member companies. The new members underscore the global reach of HomePlug(TM) technology and the increased opportunity presented by expanding applications.

Read our full press release for further information.

HomePlug® Alliance Applauds Approval of IEEE 1901.2 Standard
Netricity(tm) Program Will Certify Products to the New Standard
Portland, Ore. - November 26, 2013 - The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, congratulates the industry on approval of the IEEE 1901.2 Standard for Low-Frequency Narrow-Band Powerline Communications. Certification of products to the new standard will benefit urban and long-distance communications through existing transformers in the electricity distribution network using frequencies below 500 kHz, while supporting data rates of up to 500 kbps. The technology also addresses requirements that facilitate communication privacy and secure networks, and enables IPv6 Smart Grid solutions with a new benchmark of performance and reliability.

Read our full press release for further information.

HomePlug® Summit Showcases HomePlug's Bright Future in China
Keynote speakers at the first of three HomePlug Connected Home Summits in China express excitement for the continued growth of HomePlug technologies in the China marketplace.
Beijing, China - November 12, 2013 - The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, completed the first of three events in China as part of a Connected Home Summit Roadshow. The first event was held in Beijing on Monday, November 11th and the Roadshow delegation will now travel to Shanghai for a November 13th event and then Shenzhen for a November 15th event. HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications.

Read our full press release for further information.

nVoy™ Certification Now Ready for Hybrid Home Networking Products
Certifications Can Now Be Planned for HomePlug, Wi-Fi, MoCA® and Ethernet Products Implementing the IEEE 1905.1 Standard
AMSTERDAM - October 16, 2013 - Broadband World Forum 2013 - Establishing the certification regime for hybrid home networking is a major step forward for the nVoy program. The test house has been selected, and the certification test plan has been verified against several silicon platforms to validate product interoperability. nVoy Certification is now primed to take hybrid networking to the next phase of growth.

Read our full press release for further information.

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