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HomeGrid Forum and HomePNA Merge

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 9 More Products, 1 Reference Design, Increases Number of Reliable, Interoperable Products to 26

First 320 Mbps HomePNA 3.1 chip set reference design wins certification for multimedia home networking standard

San Ramon, CA - April 16, 2008

HomePNA announced today that it has certified an additional nine products and the first 320 Mbps chipset reference design as HomePNA 3.1 compliant, increasing the number of certified products to 26. The new certifications include ADSL and VDSL residential gateways, set-top boxes, Ethernet to HomePNA 3.1 bridges, and an iNID outdoor residential gateway/indoor Wi-Fi access point.

"Plugfests increase the value of the HomePNA standard by expanding the certified options available to service providers for installing and deploying IP-based multimedia home networks," said Gary Schultz, president of Multimedia Research Group, Inc., which publishes research on IPTV home networking technologies. "Plugfests give companies the opportunity to test new products against the HomePNA specification and for interoperability with other HomePNA products."

HomePNA plugfests are only open to HomePNA members. Newly certified products and designs include:

  • 2Wire iNID VDSL2 outdoor residential gateway and indoor Wi-Fi access point units
  • D-Link ADSL2+ residential gateway
  • SMC VDSL2 residential Gateway and Ethernet to HomePNA 3.1 coax bridge
  • Scientific Atlanta IP set-top box and IP set-top box with DVR
  • SendTek Ethernet to HomePNA 3.1 phone wire bridge and coax MII module
  • CopperGate 320 Mbps Ethernet to HomePNA 3.1 bridge reference design

For more information on the meaning of certification to member companies, read HomePNA's latest blog posting at

homepnablog.typepad.com

Certified products are listed and identified with a HomePNA logo at

www.homepna.org

HomePNA 3.1 features high user throughput, support for remote management and diagnostics, and guaranteed quality of service (QoS) to eliminate collisions between data streams. HomePNA 3.1 certified products enable service providers to reliably distribute multimedia triple play services including, high definition television (HDTV) as well standard definition television, video on demand (VoD), voice over IP (VoIP), and Internet data over customers' existing coax cables and phone wires . The technology helps service providers to reduce installation costs, utilize remote management and diagnostics to reduce operational expenses, and even reduce enduser costs through unified billing.

HomePNA 3.1 was standardized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as G.9954 in January 2007. It is the only existing-wire multimedia home networking technology supported by an international standard.

About HomePNA

HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies working together to create, promote and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates over existing wires. HomePNA technology operates over coax cables and phone wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data, often bundled by service providers as triple-play services. Members-only benefits include access to the specifications, influence on future specifications, and opportunities to test, certify and advertise products as interoperable and HomePNA compliant.

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

www.homepna.org

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Download: HomePNA_Press_Release_19.pdf