"A Part of the HomeGrid Forum"


Promoting Standards

HomePNA promotes the use of its standards by working with the Broadband Forum and the Digital Living Network Alliance, whose members share a vision of a wired and wireless interoperable network of PCs, consumer electronics and mobile devices in the home. HomePNA is working to integrate its standards into these two group's specifications.

Links to Industry Organizations

Broadband Forum

The Broadband Forum mission is to develop the full potential of broadband. Focused on home-to-core network and management solutions, our standards empower providers to achieve more with their broadband deployment. Established in 1994 as the ADSL Forum and later as the DSL Forum, the Broabband Forum has seen its work over the past 14 years evolve from addressing physical layer ADSL transport specifications to advanced transport and management specifications for all forms of broadband. The Broadband Forum's formal BroadbandSuite™ Release Program and all technical reports are publicly available at www.broadband-forum.org.

Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies in North America. The organization is supported by an international membership of nearly 400 companies involved in the design, manufacture, installation and retailing of products relating to home automation and building automation. Public organizations, including utilities and government are also members. CABA's mandate includes providing its members with networking and market research opportunities. CABA also encourages the development of industry standards and protocols, and leads cross-industry initiatives. The organization was originally founded in 1988 as the Canadian Automated Buildings Association. The founding members included Bell Canada, Bell-Northern Research, Ontario Hydro, Hydro-Québec, Consumers Gas, Canadian Home Builders' Association, the Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association of Canada, Industry Canada, Minto Developments Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada. n 2006, CABA integrated the Internet Home Alliance, an association of technology companies committed to research and development within the intelligent home sector. The working group now exists as CABA's Connected Home Research Council. Additional information about CABA is available at www.caba.org.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

Members of Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) share a vision of an interoperable network of personal computers, consumer electronics (CE), mobile devices and service providers in and beyond the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. Founded in 2003, the group established and maintains a platform of interoperability based on open and established industry standards that, when used by manufacturers will support the sharing of media through wired or wireless networks. More than 240 multi-industry companies from around the world have joined DLNA, committing the time and resources necessary to achieve their vision. DLNA's 2009 Promoter Members include: Access, Awox, Broadcom, Cisco, Comcast, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Kenwood, LG, Macrovision, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, NXP, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. Additional information about the alliance, its participating companies and membership benefits is available at www.dlna.org.

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

The ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies and one of the worlds standardization bodies. As the global focal point for governments and the private sector, ITU's role in connecting the world spans 3 core sectors: radiocommunication, standardization and development. ITU Membership includes:191 Member States, some 650 Sector Members, and Associates. HomePNA standardizes its specifications under the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T). Additional information about ITU-T is available at www.itu.int.