CEPCA\'s President Michael Stelts to address PLC technologies coexistence at Net -atHome2007

Homega Research is very pleased to announce today the contribution of Michael Stelts - President and Chair of CEPCA; a two-year old alliance devoted to coexistence of PLC technologies - to the Net-atHome2007 conference.

Net -atHome will take place on November 13 -15, at the Boscolo Hotel Plaza, Nice, on the French Riviera.

In his paper entitled "Finding a Common Ground for Various PLC Technologies", Michael Stelts will address in the conference plenary session devoted to "10 Killer Applications for the Networked Home" (session title to be refined) the challenge of achieving coexistence between various PLC technologies, as a key hurdle to overcome for the deployment of the PLC technologies in the markets; while a special attention will be paid to access applications.

"Today's proliferation of conflicting PLC technologies is a market reality, and suggesting that one technology will shake out as an industry standard in the next year or two is unrealistic. Meanwhile, CEPCA members see market opportunities for PLC now, in access, audio, and video applications. The CEPCA specification is a tool -it's insurance. To minimize the risk of product returns (or power company service calls), manufacturers can simply require their PLC vendor to embed the lightweight CEPCA smart coexistence specification in its chips" says Michael Stelts, President of CEPCA.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Net -atHome™ is the most international event in the Connected Home community, bringing together 200 to 300 delegates from the worlds most dynamic organisations. It is also the only event in Europe that covers the entire Connected Home domain, thus attracting key players from all branches of the industry: consumer electronics, software companies, research labs and public bodies, telcos, silcos and industry associations.

For more information about the Net -atHome2007 conference program, or to participate as a visitor, speaker, sponsor/exhibitor, endorser or media partner, please visit the event website () or send an email to

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