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"These worked right out of the box no set up required other than plugging them into the wall and one into the router. Also, I moved while owning them and they worked in both different homes no problems. Just rock solid all around."

"Zero packet loss. This is in an older house with wiring that doesn't even have the ground plug. I was skeptical on how well it would work in this environment but it's been great thus far. I wish I would have done this sooner."

"Internet download/upload speed is just as fast as a directly connected PC located near the router."

"Love it!! So much better than Wi-Fi or drilling holes and running cords! The modem and router are on the bottom floor of the house. My room is on the second floor and at the opposite end of the house - and it works great."

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Greetings

2014 has been full of excitement for HomePlug so far, and we are looking forward to continuing on strongly through the rest of the year. We recently returned from hosting our first ever technology summit in Latin America, and in June, we hosted a technology session at COMPUTEX in Taipei. We also co-hosted a seminar with CATR this June in Beijing, at which using HomePlug technologies for home networking and IoT applications was highlighted. Our marketing efforts in Asia this spring also included meeting with prospects in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi An.

Momentum will continue through the remainder of 2014 as new gigabit-class HomePlug AV2, hybrid (HomePlug + Wi-Fi) and IoT devices continue to gain traction in the market. We also will be connecting with our colleagues in Europe at Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this fall.

We are pleased to be bringing the latest in HomePlug technologies to users around the world with the invaluable support of our members.

          ~Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance president

Recent Highlights

HomePlug Latin America Summit: Enabling Whole-Home Networking
On August 4, 2014, a delegation of representatives from HomePlug, member companies, and special guests traveled to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to host our first ever technology summit in Latin America. The event, which preceded Brazil's ABTA show, drew an audience of approximately 100 guests. Demos and displays featured HomePlug AV2, nVoy, HomePlug interoperability amongst multi-vendor silicon, and embedded HomePlug in security cameras.

Speakers and presentation topics included:
  • Keynote: Rida Zouaoui, Orange – Head of Access Networks Standardization:
    “Operator Success – Enabling IPTV and other Connected Services using HomePlug and Hybrid Networking”
  • Keynote: Jonathan Gaw, IDC Research – Research Manager:
    “Home Networking Trends and the Growth Opportunity for HomePlug”
  • Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance – President:
    “HomePlug Market and Technology Roadmap”; “HomePlug Interoperability & Certification Overview”
  • Yves Dubois, Lea Networks – CEO:
    “HomePlug and the Consumer Experience: Enabling Flawless HDTV Streaming, Lag-Free Gaming and more”
  • Purva Rajkotia, Qualcomm – Director of Global Standards and Regulation:
    “HomePlug AV2 for Gigabit-Class Connectivity”
  • Stephen Palm, Broadcom – Senior Technical Director:
    “nVoy Hybrid Networking for Wired Performance and Wi-Fi Mobility”

COMPUTEX 2014
On June 6, HomePlug hosted a technology summit at COMPUTEX in Taipei, where 100 guests learned about the latest in HomePlug technologies and experienced first-hand demonstrations. Speakers and presentation topics included:
  • Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance – President:
    “HomePlug Market and Technology Roadmap"
  • David Wang, Qualcomm Atheros – Director of Marketing:
    “Internet Everywhere: Overcoming Barriers to Whole-Home Coverage"
  • Oleg Logvinov, STMicroelectronics – Director, Special Assignments, Industrial and Power Conversion Division:
    “HomePlug and the Internet of Things"
  • C. Scott Willy, MStar Semiconductor – PLC & EoC Applications Standardization Manager:
    "HomePlug Certification Program Update"

Upcoming Events

Held October 1-3 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, BroadbandVision will explore and examine the broadband services, technologies, and applications that will define this industry's future. Come see HomePlug Alliance President Rob Ranck on the "Constructing the Home Network: Deliver the Goods" panel on Wednesday, October 1st from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. For further information, please visit http://www.broadbandvisionshow.com/.
 
HomePlug will be holding private meetings at Broadband World Forum October 21-22. The entire event runs October 21-23 and is held at the Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands. Broadband World Forum will bring together 8,000 attendees with 250 exhibitors and sponsors to discover the most innovative and cost effective ways to build, optimize and monetize networks. With a 5-track conference, free to attend exhibition with 100s of live demos, free on show floor educational content and case studies, plus networking opportunities galore, BBWF is a must attend event. For further information, please visit http://broadbandworldforum.com/.

HomePlug will be holding private meetings at 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (International CES), January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV. The event will showcase more than 3,200 exhibitors, including manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware, content, technology delivery systems and more; a conference program with more than 300 sessions; and more than 152,000 attendees from more than 150 countries. For further information, please visit http://www.cesweb.org/.

HomePlug also Supports the Following Events

September 22-23, Marriott Hotel Regent's Park, London, UK
Save £300 with code SMI5T6S:
http://www.smi-online.co.uk/2014telecoms-smartgrids30.asp




September 29-30, Holiday Inn Regent's Park, London, UK
Save £300 with code SMI5T3Q:
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October 13-16, Transamerica Expo Center, Sao Paolo, Brazil http://en.futurecom.com.br/

November 4-6, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands
http://european-utility-week.com/



November 20-21, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Toronto, Canada
http://homeconnectcanada.com/





April 28-30, 2015, ExCel, London, UK http://www.tvconnectevent.com/



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 Latin America Summit Features Delegation of Industry Leaders & Influencers
HomePlug Successes, Trends and Applications will be presented by Representatives from Orange, IDC Research, Broadcom, LEA Networks, Qualcomm and HomePlug Alliance
SAO PAOLO--July 16, 2014--The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today announced its agenda and speakers for the upcoming Latin America Summit on 4 August 2014. The summit will be held at the Blue Tree Premium Morumbi in Sao Paolo, Brazil, from 8:30 to 17:00.

Read our full press release for further information.

HomePlug® and CATR Reach Important Consumer Electronics Product Milestone in China
HomePlug product passed the CQC certification testing in China
Beijing, China – June 25, 2014 – The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, along with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) of MIIT have announced that HomePlug products from new HomePlug member company, Fujian JinQianMao, have passed the required testing to meet the CQC Certification. This is the first time that powerline networking products have achieved the CQC Certification requirements making HomePlug products uniquely, “ready-for-retail” in China.

Read our full press release for further information.

HomePlug® Alliance Showcases Latest Technologies at COMPUTEX 2014
Taipei, Taiwan - May 28, 2014 - The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, will showcase the latest advancements in HomePlug and hybrid networking technologies during a Technology Seminar in conjunction with COMPUTEX 2014. Attendees will gain an understanding of recent progress and industry trends that will impact the next phase of growth for HomePlug products in the market..

Read our full press release for further information.

HomePlug® Alliance and Wi-SUN® Alliance Collaborate to Improve Smart Grid Communications Interoperability
Key industry groups create liaison to facilitate standards-based interoperability for utilities' smart grid networks.
Portland, Oregon, USA; Tokyo, Japan - March 17, 2014 - The Wi-SUN® Alliance and the HomePlug® Alliance today announced a liaison agreement to facilitate collaboration toward the goal of enabling hybrid smart grid networks supporting both wireless (RF) and powerline-wired connectivity (PLC). This relationship will empower the many industry-leading member companies of both alliances to share requirements and specifications for Media Access Control (MAC) and transport layer profiles to facilitate interoperability of Internet Protocol (IP) based smart grid applications.

Read our full press release for further information.

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