HomePlug® Alliance Underscores 2012 Momentum for Interoperable Networking Solutions at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012

The significant presence of HomePlug member companies at COMPUTEX signifies the accelerating market adoption of HomePlug technology


TAIPEI, Taiwan--The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, is hosting Technology Update sessions this week at COMPUTEX 2012, including demonstrations of interoperable, HomePlug certified products from leading networking technology vendors.

Key session topics include:

*HomePlug technology in today's market: HomePlug AV, HomePlug Green PHY for Smart Energy management, HomePlug industry endorsements and adoptions

*The Future of Home Networking: HomePlug AV2, IEEE 1905.1, and interoperability among smart energy and multimedia networks

*Netricity PLC for smart grid to meter connectivity

The sessions will underscore how the market success achieved by HomePlug AV validates and propels HomePlug's technology roadmap for next generation speeds, hybrid home networking, and interoperable multimedia and smart energy devices on a single network. Companies worldwide have included HomePlug technologies in over 100 million devices, and the work of the alliance has grown to include a complete set of HomePlug technology standards to meet today's and tomorrow's demands.

Key themes for these HomePlug sessions are HomePlug's 2012 momentum towards delivering interoperable next generation powerline speeds with HomePlug AV2 and seamless integration with Wi-Fi by inclusion in the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard.

In addition to the HomePlug Alliance sessions, the significant presence of HomePlug member companies at COMPUTEX signifies the accelerating market adoption of HomePlug technology.

"Many of HomePlug's key members and product suppliers are based in Taiwan, and we are delighted to present our progress and next generation technologies for the third consecutive year," said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

About the HomePlug® Alliance

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative with 60 member companies that creates specifications, marketing and certification programs to accelerate worldwide adoption of powerline networking with HomePlug technology. With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications.

The Alliance works with key stakeholders to ensure HomePlug specifications are designed to meet the requirements of IPTV service providers, power utilities, equipment and appliance manufacturers, consumer electronics and other constituents. The HomePlug Certified Logo program is the powerline networking industry's largest Compliance and Interoperability Certification Program and the program has certified over 280 devices.

Visit the HomePlug Alliance website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding HomePlug Alliance and its family of technologies and sign up for the HomePlug interest list at http://www.homeplug.org/about/inquiry to receive updates as HomePlug continues its momentum."

Sponsor members include Broadcom Corporation (BRCM); Cisco (CSCO); Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK); MStar Semiconductor Inc.; Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated; Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723); and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM).

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