HomePlug® Alliance Brings Connected Home Summits to China in 2013

A delegation of industry leaders from HomePlug Alliance and influential government officials will be discussing the importance of HomePlug technologies in China during a series of connected home summits.

Portland, Ore. - October 30, 2013 - The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today announced HomePlug Alliance will be hosting Connected Home Summits in three locations in China - November 11 in Beijing, November 13 in Shanghai, and November 15 in Shenzhen. HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications.

Each session will include a delegation of keynote speakers who will be presenting on the latest advancements in HomePlug technology for network communications using the home's electrical wiring. Exclusive to the summit in Beijing will be a panel which will include industry leaders and will be moderated by CWW's Editor-in-Chief Yang Hai-Feng, discussing how HomePlug's interoperable technologies address China's growing needs for high speed broadband and smart grid applications.

With millions of HomePlug AV products being deployed each year, products based on the next-generation HomePlug AV2 standard being available, and the recently announced nVoy Program for hybrid home networking, this is the chance for Chinese companies and media to gain insight into these leading-edge technology advancements. There will also be a presentation dedicated to HomePlug's Smart Grid / Smart Energy technology for applications such as smart appliances, home automation and electric vehicle connectivity.

All three events are free to attend, but space is limited. Please register at www.regonline.com/ChinaSummit2013

Example topics that will be covered include:
HomePlug Market and Technology Roadmap
Embedded Applications using HomePlug
Expanding Coverage and Throughput with HomePlug AV2
Whole Home Wired and Wireless Networking with nVoy/IEEE 1905.1
HomePlug enabling Smart Energy/Smart Grid/Internet of Things

Attendees will also have a chance to win HomePlug products after each session.

"We have been seeing growing adoption of HomePlug in China via both members and product implementations in recent months," said Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance President. "We look forward to discussing the growing opportunity for HomePlug with representatives of the Chinese government, as well as sharing our developments with companies looking to utilize HomePlug technologies in China and around the globe."

About the HomePlug® Alliance
HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 100 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi® mobility.

Visit the HomePlug Alliance website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding HomePlug Alliance and its family of technologies, and sign up for the HomePlug interest list at http://www.homeplug.org/about/inquiry to receive updates.

Sponsor members include Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM); Cisco (CSCO); Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK); MStar Semiconductor Inc.; Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated; and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM).

"HomePlug" is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.