New organization will ensure smooth market migration to G.hn for home networks while continuing support for HomePNA
Beaverton, OR - May 28, 2013
HomeGrid Forum and the HomePNA Alliance today announced that they have merged to create a single organization focused on promoting advanced wired home networking technologies. more
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HomePNA Certifies Products, Reference Designs for Multimedia Home Networking
Coppergate, Motorola, Scientific Atlanta, Sendtek and Sunrise Telecom participate in the first HomePNA 3 Plugfest
Santa Clara, CA - May 2, 2007
HomePNA announced today it certified 13 products and eight reference designs as interoperable with the HomePNA 3.1 multimedia home networking specification. Certified interoperable products assure service providers that they can offer reliable high-speed, triple-play Internet services with HomePNA technology over both phone wires and coaxial cables with guaranteed quality of service (QoS).
Motorola, Scientific Atlanta and Sendtek earned product certification for set-boxes, routers, HomePNA-to-Ethernet bridges and multi-tenant unit (MTU) equipment, and Coppergate won reference design certification at the members-only HomePNA spring plugfest hosted by Alcatel-Lucent.
"A supply of certified products helps service providers transform existing home wiring into multimedia networks to carry many broadband services, including AT&T U-verse TV, internet access and voice services," said Joyce Putscher, principal analyst, In-Stat. "A certified value chain instills confidence, while HomePNA's unique phone line and coax options offer deployment flexibility to distribute IP-based multimedia networking to customers."
HomePNA technology facilitates interoperability and convergence of all networked entertainment and computer Internet Protocol (IP) data devices in the home over existing coax and phone wires. The technology enables service providers to reduce installation costs, utilize remote management and diagnostics to reduce operational expenses, and even reduce end-user costs through unified billing.
HomePNA member products were compliance tested and also interoperability tested with a "golden node" and with other members' products to earn HomePNA certification. Certification is limited to HomePNA member products; the next event is scheduled for July 2007, hosted by Sunrise Telecom in San Jose, Calif.
Newly certified HomePNA interoperable products include: a Motorola set-top box, coax and phone line Ethernet bridges; a Scientific Atlanta set-top box, router and Ethernet bridge; Sendtek routers and Ethernet bridges for phone line and coax, as well as a coax MDU master bridge. Coppergate certified reference designs include eight Ethernet-to-HomePNA bridge reference designs for both phone line and coax.
Certified products are listed and identified with a HomePNA logo at
HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies working together to promote adoption of networking industry standards using existing home wiring. Members of HomePNA develop industry standards over both phone line and coaxial cables with the intent to rapidly bring to market a range of interoperable data and audio/video home networking solutions.
Founded in June 1998, HomePNA members represent cutting-edge international companies that span the networking, telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries. For more information on HomePNA, visit
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