Wi-SUN Alliance Collaborate with HomePlug Alliance

This liaison agreement is aimed at facilitating collaboration toward the goal of enabling hybrid smart grid networks supporting both wireless and powerline-wired connectivity.

Machine to Machine Solutions
March 18, 2014
Groups Collaborate To Improve Smart Grid Communications Interoperability

The Wi-SUN Alliance and HomePlug Alliance have formed a liaison agreement to facilitate standards-based interoperability for utilities' smart grid networks. The Wi-SUN Alliance works to enable standards-based wireless smart utility networks, and the HomePlug Alliance supports powerline communications networking.

Renew Grid
March 17, 2014
HomePlug, Wi-SUN power smart grid comms interoperability

The Wi-SUN Alliance and the HomePlug Alliance have signed an agreement to facilitate collaboration to enable hybrid smart grid networks supporting both wireless (RF) and powerline-wired connectivity (PLC). The partnership seeks to empower member companies of both alliances to share requirements and specifications for Media Access Control (MAC) and transport layer profiles to facilitate interoperability of Internet Protocol (IP) based smart grid applications.

March 17, 2014
Powerline networking: what you need to know

However, there's a simplicity and reliability that Powerline offers that wireless technology still can't match. It's not designed to replace a Wi-Fi network. It's supposed to complement one.

Jan. 17, 2014
Powerline Networking - End of the Road for G.hn?

HomePlug is going from strength to strength. Over the last year, they have cornered the 'PLC for electric cars' market, developed a certification program (Netricity) for long-distance low-frequency narrow band PLC (up to 500 kbps below 500 kHz) and launched the nVoy certification program for IEEE P1905.1 hybrid networking products.

Jan. 17, 2014
Aztech upgrades its HomePlug with dual-band Wi-Fi

The new Aztech HomePlug with integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi extender function just got better. With upgraded dual-band support, the HL117EW lets you browse the Internet and stream HD videos using the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies.

Jan. 15, 2014
HomePlug Takes Aim at Asia & Becoming Embedded in CE Devices

The HomePlug Alliance made some noise at CES by announcing new member companies that it says "underscore the global reach of HomePlug technology and the increased opportunity presented by expanding applications."

The Online Reporter
Jan. 10, 2014
HomePlug Vendors Make Major Foray into China

Soon TV sets and other devices will come with powerline networking built in so that when they are plugged into an electrical outlet, they will automatically connect to the home's network and via it to the Net.

The Online Reporter
Nov. 29, 2013
HPA launches nVoy certification

By providing a common communication protocol, nVoy Certified products will enable service providers and consumers to leverage the strengths of the wired and wireless networking technologies prevalent in many homes today.

CSI Magazine
Oct. 25, 2013
3 Chip Stocks to Note Now: AMD Rides Microsoft Wave, Intel's Mobile Troubles, Qualcomm's HomePlug Ho

Qualcomm is hoping that its new HomePlug standard will boost data transfer speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, via a new chip - the QCA7500 - that was announced earlier this week.

Wall St. Cheat Sheet
Oct. 25, 2013
Qualcomm adds new high-tech luster to lowly electrical wires

A new chip, the QCA7500 announced here this week at the Broadband World Forum, can take advantage of a HomePlug AV2 feature called MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) to boost data-transfer speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.

Oct. 24, 2013
nVoy Certification program now ready for hybrid networking products

The nVoy programme has established the certification regime for hybrid home networking.

Oct. 24, 2013
National Technical Systems Selected as First Test Lab for nVoy Certification Program

National Technical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTSC) (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced today that it has been selected to perform certification testing for the nVoy Certification Program, a program to certify products implementing a networking standard designed to enable simple self-installation of hybrid home networks for wired and wireless devices.

National Technical Sytems, Inc.
Oct. 22, 2013
Qualcomm intros gigabit powerline comms chip

Qualcomm Atheros has introduced in Amsterdam a HomePlug AV2 product powerline communications transceiver that can support gigabit links in the home using existing electrical wiring.

Electronics Weekly
Oct. 22, 2013
Microsemi's Delivers High Performance HomePlug AV2 Class GH Line Drivers for Powerline Communication

"Integrating Microsemi's highly reliable line drivers with our new high performance extended band HomePlug AV2 single platform reference designs will allow our customers to quickly and cost-effectively capitalize on the rollout of next-generation PLC deployments," said John Gloekler, Broadcom's director of Marketing, Broadband Communications.

Oct. 21, 2013
nVoy Certification available for hybrid home networking

The nVoy programme has established a certification regime for hybrid home networking and has been selected and verified against several silicon platforms to validate product interoperability. The nVoy Certification provides a common communication protocol and enables service providers and consumers to leverage wired and wireless networking technologies.

Oct. 16, 2013
Enabling the Powerline as the Smart Grid Network

Let's turn first to Qualcomm (QCOM) and HomePlug Green PHY, which has just made the leap from carrying data along household wiring and car-charging port connections to transmitting across the grid itself.

Greentech Media
Oct. 15, 2013
Zyxel PLA 5205 600Mbps Powerline Adaptor Review

Zyxel's new PLA5205 powerline adaptors are actually based on the same HomePlug AV2 standard as most 500Mbps kits but the company has managed to stretch the rated speed to 600MBps.

July 30, 2013
HomePlug AV2 Head-To-Head

This head-to-head pits Linksys' PLE500 Powerline 1-port Gigabit Ethernet Adapter vs. ZyXEL's PLA5205 600 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter. Both products are the first to ship using Qualcomm Atheros' QCA7450 / AR1540 HomePlug AV2 chipset announced in October 2012.

July 22, 2013
IEEE 1905.1-2013 Designed to Enhance Home Network Technology Interoperability and Improve Consumer C

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the publication of IEEE 1905.1-2013 "Standard for a Convergent Digital Home Network for Heterogeneous Technologies."

Business Wire
June 27, 2013