HomePlug Powerline Networking Technology Hits Maturation as Global Broadband Standard

Global Leading Powerline Technologies to be Publicly Available

PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HomePlug® (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide standard for powerline communications networking, today announced that it has proudly succeeded in becoming the global standard in broadband powerline networking technology, with over 220 million devices deployed worldwide.

"The efforts of HomePlug Alliance members over the last 16 years have culminated in HomePlug powerline technologies and products becoming the overwhelming leaders in global deployments," said HomePlug Alliance President Rob Ranck. "As a result of the success, the HomePlug Board of Directors made the decision recently to make the Alliance's broadband powerline networking specifications available to a broader audience and at the same time, partner with other alliances with regard to ongoing work."

Moving forward, the HomePlug technical specifications for HomePlug AV, AV2 and Green PHY® will be made publicly available.
HomePlug recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Wi-SUN Alliance. Pending a final agreement, the ongoing Netricity® work to complete the technical profile for layers 1-4 and the certification testing specifications will transition to the Wi-SUN Alliance. This is a natural progression to the multi-year liaison between HomePlug and the Wi-SUN Alliance, and will be the efficient path to commercialization of the technology.
nVoy® hybrid networking: The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA®) has signed a Letter of Intent to explore the opportunity for MoCA to assume the certification and test specification programs for nVoy. As one of the key stakeholders in the development of the IEEE 1905.1 specification, MoCA is a good fit for the continuation of the nVoy brand and activities.
Moving forward in 2017, the HomePlug Alliance will be working towards a seamless transition of alliance activities. Companies involved in the development and sales of HomePlug products can move forward with the confidence that the powerline technology developed within the Alliance continues to be the best available in the market to meet consumer needs.

About HomePlug®

HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, 4K Ultra HD video, virtual reality, digital music and smart energy applications. HomePlug hybrid networking products are used by consumers and service providers worldwide to provide both wired home networking connectivity and Wi-Fi extension throughout the home in dead spots and areas furthest from the router. HomePlug is the global leader in powerline networking technology, with over 220 million devices deployed worldwide.

Visit the HomePlug website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding the HomePlug family of technologies.

"HomePlug" is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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