SAN RAMON, CA - November 30, 2005 - Driving the worldwide adoption of high-speed networking over powerlines, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance today announced record attendance at the HomePlug Executive Seminar held at the Makuhari offices of Sharp Corporation in Chiba-city, Japan on November 16, 2005. Decision makers from influential consumer-technology businesses listened as executives from HomePlug-member companies, including Arkados, Inc., Intel Corporation, Intellon Corporation, RadioShack Corporation and Sharp Corporation, provided attendees with an overview of the HomePlug technology as it relates to the growing demand for powerline communications in Asia. Additionally, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance addressed challenges, including interference, co-existence and worldwide regulatory issues and previewed the Alliance's plans for 2006.
While in Japan, the HomePlug Powerline Alliance met with Japanese legislators from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to discuss its commitment to Powerline Communications (PLC) and to resolving PLC regulatory issues. Carrying momentum from its key successes in Japan, The HomePlug Powerline Alliance will complete its world tour with two more stops at the Net-at Home Conference in Nice, France from November 28 through December 2, and the PLC World Summit in Brussels, Belgium, from December 12 through December 16.
"The broad representation from leading Japanese consumer electronics firms and the Japanese media at this event was a fantastic reinforcement of the momentum that Powerline Communications has in this region," said Matt Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "Registration filled up at an unprecedented rate for our seminar in Japan, and we're anticipating the same tremendous response and excitement about HomePlug technology and adoption as we travel to Nice and Belgium."
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance World Tour has comprised nearly six months of traveling for the leadership of the alliance and has included visits to locations throughout Taiwan, Korea, China, France, Japan and several U.S. cities.
With millions of HomePlug-enabled products in use on six continents, HomePlug technology is the leading globally recognized standard for high-speed powerline networks. The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is the only powerline standards organization ensuring interoperability and compatibility through a strict product certification process that was developed by product manufacturers worldwide.
All interested parties are invited to join the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and contribute to the development of its specifications and broaden the growing list of applications. Companies interested in receiving information about the HomePlug Powerline Alliance are invited to contact Executive Director Rob Ranck (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details on membership and activities.
About the HomePlug® Alliance, Inc.
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. is an industry-led initiative established to create specifications for home powerline networking products, command & control among platforms within the home and broadband access services to the home. Additionally, the Alliance is chartered to foster and accelerate 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 55 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); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH); Sharp Corporation; and Sony (SNE). Contributor members include Arkados, Inc. a subsidiary of CDKNet.com, Inc. (OTCBB:CDKN); Conexant (CNXT); and Intellon Corporation. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at http://www.homeplug.org.
HomePlug is a registered trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names and service marks mentioned and/or used belong to their respective owners.