Cisco Linksys Powerline AV Wireless Network Extender (PLW400)
NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Nano Adapter (XAV5101)
D-Link DHP-306AV Powerline AV Network Adapter
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Greetings2012 is shaping up to be a monumental year for HomePlug as well as the "connected home" in general. What's new for HomePlug in 2012?
Service Provider deployments of HomePlug AV on the rise, adoption of HomePlug Green PHY by major auto manufacturers and a growing number & diversity of retail products worldwide are just a few of the many validations that HomePlug is headed in the right direction. We look forward to working with you to continue the momentum throughout the year and beyond.
HomePlug Alliance in China
As demand for broadband devices and services in China continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, as well as momentum around smart energy/grid applications, the value of HomePlug technologies in the region is clear. As a result, HomePlug Alliance sent a delegation of keynote speakers, including some of the largest semiconductor manufacturers globally, to Beijing on February 28th and Shenzhen on March 1st to present on the latest advancements in HomePlug technology for network communications using the home's electrical wiring. We are excited by the turnout and responses from attendees that validated the clear interest and excitement around HomePlug in China.
A more detailed overview of the China Summits is available on the
HomePlug website at: http://www.homeplug.org/about/china
compelling demos and exciting announcements generated a lot of interest at
the HomePlug booth this year. A dynamic speaker delivered regular
presentations to the public discussing the many benefits of HomePlug for
Multimedia Distribution and Smart Energy/Grid applications. Of
course, HomePlug's press releases regarding HomePlug AV2 (Gigabit-Class
wired networking) and endorsement of the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid (wired +
wireless) standard were major themes.
The HomePlug Alliance announced the availability of the HomePlug AV2
specification. This new HomePlug technology enables significant
performance and coverage for broadband networking over powerline wires
while remaining fully interoperable with existing HomePlug AV/IEEE 1901
compliant products used in millions of consumers' homes and widely
available worldwide from service providers and retail stores.
"HomePlug AV2 is the much anticipated and
logical follow on to the successful HomePlug AV specification," said Kurt
Scherf, senior analyst for Parks Associates. "AV2 greatly increases
the capacity of home networks to support ultra-high speed applications by
increasing the network's bandwidth and also greatly improves reliable
delivery of that bandwidth to all areas of the home."
Hybrid Networking (IEEE 1905.1)
The HomePlug Alliance congratulates the IEEE 1905.1 Working Group on
its unanimous approval of the much anticipated Hybrid Networking (1905.1)
draft standard. This is the first and only industry standard that
combines the mobility of wireless with the performance of wires to enable
the next-generation networked home. The HomePlug Alliance is pleased
that the IEEE 1901 powerline networking standard utilizing HomePlug
technology is featured in IEEE 1905.1 and is committed to supporting the
certification, interoperability and promotion of hybrid networking
"Consumers want the best of both worlds - the
in-home mobility of wireless and the reliability and coverage of wired
networks - so creating a single industry standard for hybrid networking is
a significant step forward. This will provide the capability for
service providers, product manufacturers and retailers to offer more
interoperable solutions to consumers, reducing the complexity and cost of
network installations," said Paul Houz? of France Telecom-Orange and Chair
of the IEEE 1905.1 Working Group.
DLNA Approves HomePlug AV Powerline Networking for Increased
Digital Home Connectivity
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and HomePlug Powerline
Alliance announced that DLNA has approved HomePlug AV to be incorporated
into the next version of its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines,
scheduled for release in early 2012.
"Consumers' desire for high speed device
connectivity throughout their home is growing," said Kurt Scherf, Vice
President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "With an already
strong deployed base of interoperable HomePlug AV products in the US and
Europe and growing demand for connected services in China, including this
technology in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines is a great tool for
delivering the Connected Home to consumers."
MStar Semiconductor Joins HomePlug Alliance and Board of
The HomePlug Alliance announced that MStar Semiconductor is now a
Sponsor member and has joined its Board of Directors.
"Adding powerline technology to our current
line of home connected technologies, including Set-Top-Boxes and Smart
TVs, allows us to offer service providers and consumer electronics
manufacturers a complete set of options to deploy a whole-home connected
environment," said Philippe Notton, Vice President of STB Business Unit.
"Joining the HomePlug Powerline Alliance allows us to take an active role
in driving the evolution of this important technology standard."
Other Recent News & EventsHomePlug Technology Conference, San Francisco, CA (November 8-9th, 2011)
We brought together a wide range of HomePlug technology-related topics with high profile speakers from companies including Broadcom, Daimler AG, Duke Energy, develo AG, EnerNex, France Telecom-Orange, GE Digital Energy, General Motors, Laboratoire des Applications Numeriques, LEA Networks, MoCA, NETGEAR, PG&E, Pike Research, Qualcomm Atheros, SPiDCOM Technologies, STMicroelectronics, The Diffusion Group and Wi-Fi Alliance. The event was a success and feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to implementing feedback in future events.
October 18, Ford Motor Company and General Motors
added their support for connectivity with concurrent electric vehicle
charging based on the HomePlug Green PHY (GP) specification. The
announcement follows last June's announcement from German auto
manufacturers - Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen - in support of
the HomePlug Green PHY standard.
Smart Energy Profile 2
Smart Homes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (October
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