Will nVoy become the one home networking standard to rule them all?

Have you heard the saying "The best thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from?" It popped into my mind when I learned of the new nVoy brand and certification program for products based on the IEEE 1905.1 standard.

PC World
June 21, 2013
Linksys PLEK500 Powerline AV2 Gigabit Network Adapter Kit review: Top powerline performance to date

The easy-to-use Linksys PLEK500 powerline kit supports the new HomePlug AV2 powerline standard and offers sustained speeds three times that of a regular Ethernet connection. It's backward compatible with existing powerline adapters.

CNET
June 14, 2013
nVoy to Simplify Home Networks

An effort to create a different type of standard is under way. IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard (nVoy) is aimed at obviating that confusion, at least in the home. It will bridge common in-home standards, such as Wi-Fi, HomePlug, Ethernet and MoCA.

IT Business Edge
June 7, 2013
nVoy Certification Coming For Mashed-Up Home Networks

This week, the HomePlug Alliance announced a certification and marketing program to promote consumer awareness and acceptance of products implementing IEEE 1905.1. Since IEEE 1905.1 isn't very sexy, the new certification suite and branding is called nVoy (Network + Envoy = "nVoy").

SmallNetBuilder
June 7, 2013
P1905 Is Branded nVoy

Marketers for HomePlug and MoCA chips have put the nVoy brand on the IEEE P1905 technology, which helps users and service providers install, configure and use networks with multiple technologies.

The Online Reporter
June 7, 2013
nVoy Program will Certify Hybrid Networking, Aim for Digital Harmony

There's practically an overabundance of certifications for individual networking standards, but we haven't seen many attempts at an uber-certification that ties it all together. Enter nVoy: the upcoming program will greenlight Ethernet, HomePlug, MoCA and WiFi devices that obey the IEEE 1905.1 standard for hybrid networks.

engadget
June 6, 2013
nVoy certification program to support hybrid home networking

A certification and brand program based on the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard, nVoy will support HomePlug, Wi-Fi, MoCA and Ethernet connectivity, enabling consumers and service providers to leverage the strengths of the wired and wireless networking technologies prevalent in many homes today.

EE Times Europe
June 6, 2013
Grand unification for home networking standards

Manufacturers of gear that operate on a grab-bag of networking technologies - HomePlug, MoCA, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet - are setting up a certification system for a new category of home networking equipment that will make all four networking approaches interoperable.

CED Magazine
June 5, 2013
New Home Networking Interoperability Standard, nVoy, Emerges

There are several available technologies to enable the digital home, ranging from Wi-fi (802.11) to the networking stalwart, wired Ethernet (802.3). A new industry effort, IEEE 1905.1 hybrid networking standard or nVoy, hopes to promote interoperability between Wi-Fi, HomePlug, Ethernet, and MoCA.

telecompetitor
June 4, 2013
Broadcom brings Gigabit and Wi-Fi to power line networking

Broadcom's new HomePlug AV2-based power line chips offer up to 1.5Gbps and integrate Wi-Fi in an all-in-one system-on-a-chip approach.

CNET
June 3, 2013
Long-awaited SEP 2 development complete

The ZigBee Alliance, in conjunction with the HomePlug Alliance, has completed the development of and ratified the Smart Energy Profile 2 (SEP 2) standard. This is a step that many utilities have been eagerly anticipated for quite a while.

Fierce Smart Grid
April 30, 2013
Q&A With HomePlug Alliance on Smart Grid, Home, and Standards, Zpryme Reports

With millions of consumers worldwide using HomePlug AV technology in their homes every day, Zpryme reached out to thought leader, Rob Ranck, President at HomePlug Alliance, to expand on home networking and standards impacting the power sector.

Smart Grid Insights
April 1, 2013
As IEEE P1901.2 Standard Nears Approval, HomePlug Plans Certification Process

The Portland Oregon-based HomePlug Alliance today congratulated the IEEE P1901.2 Working Group on its letter ballot approval of the draft standard for Low-Frequency Narrow-Band Powerline Communications for Smart Grid Applications (P1901.2).

Smart Grid
Jan. 29, 2013
EV Charging, Simplified

As I wrote at the end of 2011, the HomePlug Green PHY standard enables data, such as a vehicle identification number, to be sent over a power line. The low-power communications channel can send messages about the vehicle, account information, and the amount of power consumed to smart meters or other home energy equipment.

Pike Research
Jan. 22, 2013
SmallNetBuilder's CES 2013 Wrap-Up - Beamforming, Powerline, HP AV2

I've always been an advocate of using (or at least trying) powerline networking to deploy additional APs to improve wireless coverage when Ethernet connectivity isn't available.

SmallNetBuilder
Jan. 14, 2013
HomePlug moving beyond adapters to built-in networking

HomePlug powerline network backers look to built-in adapters as the ticket to Wi-Fi-like volume. The future lies in products that have HomePlug connectivity built in, as opposed to requiring an adapter that dangles from the power socket. There are some products with the technology built in on the market already, and some new ones are being shown at CES, such as a TV from Hisense and a music extender from Netgear.

Computerworld
Jan. 10, 2013
Why Wi-Fi, MoCA, HomePlug Alliances Share a Booth at CES

What better way to drive home the point that homes need to have multiple ways of transmitting signals than to show cooperation with a joint exhibit at CES 2013.

CE Pro
Jan. 9, 2013
Into Tomorrow with Dave Graveline on Blip

Blip
Sept. 4, 2012
How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network

PC World
Aug. 28, 2012
Hybrid HAN SoCs Integrate ZigBee and HomePlug Green PHY

Electronic Design
Aug. 27, 2012