Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Intel, Linksys and Motorola Join HomePlug Alliance Board

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced the addition of Intel, Linksys, and Motorola as new sponsor members and the subsequent election of Intel's Matt Theall as president of the Alliance.

To accelerate the global proliferation of products based on HomePlug standards, the Alliance has created a new "Implementers' Forum" Board of Directors, consisting of sponsor members of the Alliance. The Implementers' Forum BoD consists of Comcast; Earthlink; Intel; Linksys ; Motorola; RadioShack; Sharp and Sony. These major consumer electronics, personal computer and service provider companies will lead the Alliance's commitment to driving the implementation and use of jointly approved HomePlug standards as well as creating a diverse ecosystem of HomePlug-based products.

The Alliance also announced the creation of three Promoters' Groups focused on specific standards initiatives within the Alliance. Initially, the Promoters' Groups will address three key technology areas:

  • HomePlug 1.0 + AV (in-home connectivity, including digital home and consumer electronics applications)

  • HomePlug BPL (to-the-home, Broadband-over-Powerline applications)

  • HomePlug Home Automation (command-and-control applications)


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