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HomePlug earns baseline IEEE approval

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

HomePlug has an alliance with Zigbee to develop a common application layer so the two protocols can communicate…

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance today announced that its technology proposal was accepted by the IEEE P1901 Working Group as the baseline for an IEEE powerline communications standard. The voting took place last week in Kyoto, Japan, where other proposals for Access and Coexistence standards for powerline technology also were approved.

“That’s exciting for us,” said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. “It’s important for us to have specs inside the alliance, but we think it is important to have greater spread and scope, and IEEE brings that.”

An IEEE standard will enable HomePlug Powerline technology to be more rapidly and widely deployed to more consumers, Ranck said. The Coexistence standard was also significant. “It shows the IEEE understands there are multiple powerline technologies and having a platform for coexistence is important, because right now there are conflicting standards.

Source: TelephonyOnline