HomePlug Powerline Alliance Demonstrates Interoperability of 14 HomePlug AV Products

First HomePlug AV compliance and interoperability "Plugfest" ensures seamless consumer experience with products from multiple vendors

San Ramon, Calif. January 8, 2007
The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced it has granted its "Designed for HomePlug AV" mark to 14 products from 11 companies as a result of compliance and interoperability testing performed by an independent laboratory in France.

Founded in 2000, the HomePlug Alliance is the only powerline communications organization to offer open-standard based technology backed by multiple silicon providers and a strong program of compliance and interoperability testing. The latest round of HomePlug testing is the first to identify products that are designed for the HomePlug AV high-speed connectivity solution.

The HomePlug 1.0 certification mark already exists on over seven million HomePlug 1.0 products sold worldwide.

"By confirming that products from multiple vendors meet HomePlug specifications, the Alliance's compliance and interoperability programs ensure that consumers will have a robust and user-friendly experience," said Mathew Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "All consumers need to do is look for the HomePlug logo, and they will know that the products they are buying will work seamlessly together."

Products awarded the "Designed for HomePlug AV" mark at the latest Plugfest event include:
Actiontec - HPE200AV
Asoka USA - PluglinkAV PL9660ETH
Aztech - HL108EC(US), HL108E (EU)
D-LINK - DHP-304
devolo - Dlan 200 AV, Dlan 200 Avdesk, Dlan 200 Avpro, Dlan 200 Avpro I
Gigafast - PE928-EB
NETGEAR
LINKSYS - PLE200
Intellon Corporation - Ethernet to Powerline Reference Design (RD6000 ETH)
Solwise - Net-PL-200AV
ZyXEL - PLA400

The HomePlug AV compliance and interoperability test events are held at an independent test facility using common test code, standardized platforms, test specifications and a variety of system profiles. To help manufacturers and consumers easily identify HomePlug AV products, the Alliance awards each product successfully tested a special "Designed for HomePlug AV" mark to incorporate onto products, product packaging and collateral. The Alliance maintains a list of these products on the HomePlug website.

The Alliance is continuing to expand its compliance and interoperability testing and plans to hold additional Plugfests in the near future.

HomePlug will feature the first live demonstration of the "Designed for HomePlug AV" products at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2007. The demonstration will be located in the HomePlug Powerline Alliance booth, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in South Hall 2, Booth #27018.

Additional details of the HomePlug compliance and interoperability programs are available at www.HomePlug.org.

About the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance:

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative established to create specifications for home high-speed powerline networking products and command & control among platforms within the home, and broadband access services to the home. The Alliance accelerates demand for HomePlug-enabled products and services worldwide through the sponsorship of market and user education programs. Membership in the Alliance has grown to include over 70 industry-leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco (CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); EarthLink (ELNK); GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Intel Corporation (INTC); LG Electronics (Korea Stock Exchange: 6657.KS); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH); Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNGY.PK); Sharp Laboratories of America; Sony (SNE); TCL Group Holding Co., Ltd (TCL Group); and Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI). Contributor members include Arkados (OTCBB: AKDS), Conexant (CNXT); Gigle Semiconductor; Intellon Corporation; and SPiDCOM Technologies. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at http://www.homeplug.org.