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Do You Have G.hn Related News for Digital Home Summit?

July 28, 2011 4:07 PM in Digital Home Summit  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

If you have G.hn-related news at Digital Home Summit, please reach out to me as soon as you have your news.  I honor embargos and want to help support your coverage at this important event.

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I'd love to get on your schedule during the event, so please reach out to me:  alan at weinkrantz dot com so we can connect.


Two More Silicon Vendors Join HomeGrid Forum Demonstrating Global Support for G.hn

July 26, 2011 4:07 PM  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

The G.hn ecosystem continues to build out as Metanoia Communications and Xingtera have joined HomeGrid Forum and recognize the importance of G.hn as the single unified standard for wired home networking.

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“The market will move to whichever standard is able to attract the most silicon vendors and customers to support the technology,” said Matt Theall, President of HomeGrid Forum. “With two more silicon providers supporting G.hn, we are well on our way to establishing a single wired networking technology that will benefit the industry and consumers worldwide.” 

Metanoia Communications is a leading supplier of high-performance semiconductor chips for advanced access technologies like VDSL2, GPON and ADSL2+. CEO/President, Chien-Te Wu,  commented: “Metanoia sees G.hn as a key strategic extension to our portfolio of leading-edge communication products that will enable operators and service providers to deliver very high data rate services with guaranteed QoS and wide coverage over different mediums for current and future applications like IPTV, HDTV, video-conferencing, ultra-high resolution gaming and internet access.

The interoperability and certification programs supported by HomeGrid Forum are critical in ensuring a reliable supply of G.hn chips from multiple vendors, which is important for wide adoption by service providers and retail channels. We are very excited about joining HomeGrid Forum and look forward to contributing to its activities in promoting and facilitating wide adoption of G.hn standard across different geographies worldwide.”

The second company to join is Xingtera, a communication IC company solely focusing on the home networking and smart grid markets. Established in 2010 by industry veterans, Xingtera has dedicated its efforts and energy to promote and develop ITU-T G.hn technology and products.  Yuqing Niu, CEO of Xingtera said of the HomeGrid Forum: “HomeGrid Forum is a pre-eminent organization driving the proliferation of G.hn technology and widespread utilization of the G.hn products across the globe. Its goal and purpose coincide with those of Xingtera's. Xingtera is very happy to be a part of this great organization and is looking forward to working with other members of HomeGrid Forum to further its cause.”

These companies join a strong group of silicon vendors, including Intel, Kawasaki Microelectronics, Lantiq, Marvell, Sigma Designs, and TangoTec  complement a steady flow of new members from equipment manufacturers to service providers, test houses and other organizations supporting G.hn technology. They follow in the footsteps of other recent additions such as AT&T and TRaC Global, and have lent their support to G.hn and its unique ability to pass data at very high speeds over coaxial cable, phone lines, or powerlines. 

Step Outside. G.hn Is Not Just In the Home

July 12, 2011 6:07 PM in Smart Meters  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

G.hn is gonna be great for the wired home network.  I thnk we've pretty much got that one down.


So now it's time to start thinking outside the box a bit - or rather, outside the home and looking at the smart meter, the smart grid, and connecting the dots here.

A good way to start is reading smartreaders.com.

The site was created by  Internet Entrepreneur and self confessed gadget geek Angus Doyle.  His goal is to bring you the latest news, views and information from those involved within the smart meter industry.

He's not a supplier or manufacturer of meters or metering technology.  He's just trying to get us all to start thinking about what smart meter technology can do.  

Oh, Angus is not in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, London or Tokyo.  He's based in the Isle of Benbecula, a small island off the West Coast of Scotland. 

Keep smartreader.com on your radar for reading.  

Start connecting the dots as G.hn products come to market and step outside the comfort zone of your home.  It's a big world world out there, and a good place to start on this journey might be the very smart meter sitting outside your home.


Industry Analyst Firm, In-Stat Reports: G.hn Poised For Growth

July 01, 2011 4:07 AM  | 5 comments  | 0 TrackBack

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Industry Analyst firm, In-Stat has just published a report presenting a full analysis of the existing alternatives in the wired home networking space, and forecasts node shipments by region, standard, and device type for the next five years. 
Highlights of the report include...

  • Worldwide, more than 40 million wired home networking nodes shipped in 2010.
  • HomePlug node shipments currently represent 50 percent of all nodes shipped.
  • The main providers of networking nodes for this market are Atheros, Entropic, Sigma Designs and Broadcom.
  • G.hn will replace HPNA and then overtake MoCA by end of year 2015.
  • HomePlug dominates router/gateway home networking units throughout the forecast period, and set-top boxes will be dominated by MoCA. However, G.hn will make impressive gains in set-top boxes, becoming the second most popular standard by 2013 and challenging MoCA by 2015.

    Authored byVahid Dejwakh  the report may be ordered here for a cost of $3,495.00.



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