More Than 40 Products Pass HomePlug® Powerline Alliance AV Certification

Plugfest Allows Compliance and Interoperability Certification of Products Providing Flawless Consumer Experience

San Ramon, Calif. October 10, 2007 Driving the worldwide acceptance of high-speed networking over power lines, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced that more than 40 products passed its HomePlug AV compliance and interoperability (C&I) product certification "Plugfest" testing. Founded in 2000, the HomePlug Alliance remains the only compliance, interoperability and standards organization in the powerline technology industry. As part of the Alliance's goal of achieving the most complete consumer experience, the certification process is designed to maintain compatibility with existing powerline communications products.

The HomePlug AV certification program consists of two components compliance testing and interoperability testing. Two products passed the compliance testing, which verifies that silicon solutions from vendors are implemented to comply with the HomePlug AV specification. More than 40 products passed the interoperability testing, which ensures that products based on compliant silicon solutions interoperate with each other and are capable of meeting a set of performance metrics as defined by the Alliance's Compliance & Interoperability Workgroup.

"Bolstered by the large number of products submitted for testing and the overall quality of products, the HomePlug Alliance is thrilled with this extremely strong starting point for the HomePlug AV certification logo program," said Craig Cedros from Intel Corporation, who serves as the chair of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance Compliance & Interoperability Work Group. "We are very confident that all products that passed the HomePlug AV certification will provide great ease-of-use and seamless compatibility for consumers worldwide."

Products from HomePlug member companies Actiontec, Asoka, Aztech, Cameo, Devolo, Fujitsu-Siemens, GigaFast, Intellon, Leacom, Linksys, Sharp, Solwise, Sumitomo and ZyXEL passed the AV certification requirements. Several additional products also passed the test requirements, but those vendors have not yet announced their availability. A number of ODM products were represented by a HomePlug member company that also successfully completed testing.

Among the products passing certification testing at July's "Plugfest" are:
Actiontec MEGAPLUG AV 200 Mbps Ethernet Adapter
Asoka PlugLinkAV 9660 Ethernet Adapter, PlugLinkAV 9662 Coax Hybrid
Aztech HL109E
Cameo 6300ETH
Devolo dLAN 200 AVpro, dLAN 200 AVdesk, dLAN 200 AVpro i, dLAN 200 AV; dLAN 200 AVeasy
Fujitsu-Siemens PowerLAN IH200
Gigafast PE-924-EB; PE-928-EB; PE-927-EB; PE-926-PLA; PE-926-SW
Intellon INT6000 Reference Design; INT6300 Reference Design; AN-1; AN-2; SER-1
Leacom LEA Netplug AV 200Mbps
Linksys PLE200
Sharp HN-VA10; HN-VA10A; HN-VA40; HN-VA40A
Solwise NET-PL-200AV
Sumitomo MH2170
ZyXEL PLA-470; PLA-450; NBG-318S; 45-401-000705; PLA-401; PLA-402; PLA-400; P-660HWP-D1

Not all products that passed certification are included in the above list, and the additional products will be listed on the HomePlug Web site at a later date.

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, products that have passed certification can be identified by customers and consumers by the 'HomePlug AV Certified' logo.

For more information on HomePlug's AV certification testing, including frequently asked questions on our certification process, information on scheduling certification testing, and a list of HomePlug-certified products, please visit 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 more than 75 industry-leading companies. HomePlug Sponsor companies include Cisco (CSCO); Comcast (CMCSK); GE Security, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE); Intel Corporation; LG Electronics (Korea Stock Exchange: 6657.KS); Motorola (MOT); RadioShack Corporation (RSH); Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNGY.PK); Sharp Laboratories of America; TCL Group Holding Co., Ltd (TCL Group); and Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE:TXN) (TI). Contributor members include Arkados (OTCBB: AKDS); Conexant (CNXT); Corporate Systems Engineering; Gigle Semiconductor; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Intellon Corporation; and SPiDCOM Technologies. Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at http://www.homeplug.org.

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