HomePlug's Roadmap Delivers Enhanced HomePlug AV2 Capabilities

Portland, Oregon– August 30, 2016 –HomePlug® (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide standard for powerline communications networking, today announced that the Alliance has aligned on a feature roadmap and has begun development to take HomePlug AV2 to a new level. The first Technical Working Group meeting was held earlier this month. These enhancements expand upon the strengths of the already successful HomePlug AV2 technology to deliver evolutionary performance benefits for end users.

“We are excited to bring consumers around the world the next level of enhanced connectivity as we build on the phenomenal success we have already seen with HomePlug AV2," said HomePlug Alliance President Rob Ranck. “HomePlug certified products have been proven to be an excellent solution to meet today's high demands for stable and reliable connectivity throughout the home, even at distances far from the router. Our new feature roadmap will refine and improve upon our established technology even further."

"As the proliferation of connected devices and bandwidth-intensive applications and services continues to grow exponentially across the world, the adoption of HomePlug AV2 technology has been helping consumers manage their networks in order to meet these demands," said David Watkins, Service Director, Connected Home Devices at Strategy Analytics. "Enhancements being made to the HomePlug AV2 specification will further help end-users to take full advantage of the wave of new consumer technologies such as 4K video streaming and virtual reality."

HomePlug AV2 was released in 2012 and is utilized by dozens of manufacturers worldwide in powerline adapters, hybrid solutions with integrated Wi-Fi, and embedded into broadband routers. HomePlug AV2 remains extremely successful, providing consumers with connectivity in the most demanding applications, such as 4K Ultra HD streaming and online gaming without lagging. New feature enhancements will build on this robust technology by adding improvements in the areas of performance, security, regulatory adherence, neighboring networks interference mitigation and environmental friendliness.

About HomePlug® Alliance
HomePlug technology enables a home's electrical wires to distribute broadband Internet, 4K Ultra HD video, virtual reality, digital music and smart energy applications. HomePlug hybrid networking products are used by consumers and service providers worldwide to provide both wired home networking connectivity and Wi-Fi extension throughout the home in dead spots and areas furthest from the router. HomePlug is the global leader in powerline networking technology, with over 200 million devices deployed worldwide.

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.

The HomePlug Alliance is comprised of dozens of member companies worldwide working together to create and promote specifications for powerline communications. Sponsor members include Broadcom Limited (NASDAQ: AVGO); 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.