HomePlug® Alliance announces opening of HomePlug Certification Laboratory in China at COMPUTEX 2015

Taipei, Taiwan – COMPUTEX – June 2, 2015 – The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, today announced CAICT (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology), formerly CATR, is now accepting submissions for HomePlug AV and AV2 product certification.

“We launched HomePlug AV2 Certification earlier this year at CES, and are happy to be extending the reach of that program, as well as the HomePlug AV program, by opening a test house in China,” said Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance President. “Our engagement with CAICT has proven very positive, and we look forward to continuing work with them as HomePlug’s traction in China and the rest of Asia continues to grow.”

“Interest among OEMs in Asia for HomePlug Certification has been on the rise as sales continue to increase and the technology continues to advance with, for example, HomePlug AV2 with MIMO,” said Songdong LV, CAICT Manager of Certification Laboratory. “Through our partnership with HomePlug Alliance, we are removing a geographical barrier and expect volumes of HomePlug Certified products to surge.”

CAICT is also an official test laboratory for the nVoy® certification program. The nVoy certification program applies to products implementing the IEEE 1905.1 hybrid home networking standard for HomePlug, Wi-Fi, MoCA® and Ethernet networking technologies.

The HomePlug Alliance will be presenting further details on HomePlug and nVoy certification at the upcoming HomePlug Technology Seminar at COMPUTEX in Taipei. The seminar will be held on the afternoon of 4 June, 2015, from 1:30-4:30 PM at the TICC. Speakers and presentation topics include:
• The Results are In: HomePlug Outperforms the Competition
Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance
• HomePlug Momentum & Announcements
Rob Ranck, President, HomePlug Alliance
• HomePlug AV2 | The Fastest Powerline Technology
Todd Antes, Vice President of Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
• Addressing New Challenges for UHD and IoT Applications with HomePlug + Wi-Fi
Herman Nakamura, Business Development Manager, Broadcom Corporation

Registration for the event is free, though space is limited. Interested parties may visit: http://www.homeplug.org/Computex2015.

About HomePlug® Alliance
The HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 55 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With 30 million devices shipped in the last year and this number continuously growing, HomePlug powerline networking products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi mobility.

HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications within the home, as well as enables narrow-band communications outside the home.

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); and Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

"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.