San Ramon, CA–HomePlug Powerline Alliance Inc. has added Comcast, DS2 and EarthLink to its board, providing a larger forum for the creation of specifications for home powerline networking products and services.
According to the Alliance, the addition of Comcast, DS2 and EarthLink underlines the value of HomePlug technology to service providers. HomePlug’s whole-house coverage, Quality-of-Service (QoS), and built-in security offers service providers an in-home platform for the delivery of a wide variety of new services directly to consumers.
“The market opportunity for HomePlug certified products is continuing to expand beyond the home PC network and into video, audio, online gaming and security products,” said Peter Kempf, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and vice president of marketing for Conexant Systems. “Our new board members will provide vital support and knowledge as HomePlug advances in the multimedia arena with HomePlug AV, which will be the most robust and cost effective solution for distributing high quality multimedia content.”
“Comcast is excited about the potential for HomePlug to enhance our data, video and telephony services with new installation options and better features for the consumer,” said Mark Francisco, Director, Home Services Engineering at Comcast. “Building on our positive experience with HomePlug 1.0 for data networking applications, we look forward to the improved performance of HomePlug AV for higher-bandwidth content distribution.”
The HomePlug Board of Directors is comprised of industry leading companies including Cogency Semiconductor, Comcast, Conexant, DS2, EarthLink, Enikia, Intellon, Panasonic, RadioShack and Sharp. Working together, representatives from these companies continue to lead the development of new HomePlug 1.0 certified products and guide the completion of the HomePlug AV technology development process.
Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at www.homeplug.org.