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CES 2012 News: Motorola Mobility Adds Momentum to Growing G.hn Adoption

January 10, 2012 3:01 AM in HomeGrid Forum , Motorola Mobility  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack


Today at CES 2012, HomeGrid Forum confirmed that Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) joins its growing membership. Motorola has joined an increasingly diversified range of companies and is expected to take an active role in promoting G.hn technology as a global standard for fast, powerful wireline home networking. 

“Our membership is growing in numbers and also in stature,” said HomeGrid Forum President Matthew Theall. “Motorola is one of many major equipment manufacturers and global players to recognize the potential of G.hn for its customers and we are delighted that they have chosen to step in at this critical point as Certification is being finalized along with silicon ready for deployments.”

Motorola adds a further consumer-oriented dimension to the membership with its focus on end customers, innovative end products and the customer experience. G.hn provides the fastest networking speeds available, supporting Motorola’s vision of providing “constant transparent connectivity designed to make people’s lives easier, more efficient and more connected.” The company is developing a number of major application areas, including multi-screen media management, software applications and services, companion devices and adaptive video streaming, all of which will be enabled by the exceptional speeds and performance that G.hn can achieve over coaxial cable, phone lines, and power lines.

Motorola joins a wide range of global companies that have recognised the potential of G.hn, from chipmakers to service providers, equipment manufacturers and consumer suppliers, leaders of the communications and consumer electronics industries are moving to G.hn to take advantage of its technology strengths, growing success and impact on the market. 
Larry Robinson, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Home Devices, , Motorola Mobility said: “Our aim is to provide a comprehensive range of technologies and to offer the best networking in the home that is available today. G.hn has enormous potential and is moving fast towards Certification, so it makes sense for us to join the organisation that will drive this standard forward and the technology’s success in the market. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the HomeGrid Forum to create a powerful offering for our customers with a range of consumer devices that make best use of G.hn technology.”

HomeGrid Forum President and Intel Digital Strategist, Matt Theall, Updates on Status of the G.hn Standard

January 08, 2011 6:01 AM in HomeGrid Forum , Intel , Matt Theall  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

During CES 2011, I had a chance to catch up with Matt Theall, President of HomeGrid Forum and Digital Strategist for Intel.

Going from a great idea and bold vision, G.hn is now an ITU standard, silicon vendors such as Sigma Designs and Lantiq are starting to announce their G.hn chips and demonstrating them at CES. 

Be Sure To Visit HomeGrid Forum During #CES 2011

January 04, 2011 1:01 PM in CES 2011 , HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum is looking ahead and we're expecting a fantastic year for G.hn technology - the new ITU-T standard for home networking over electric wires, phone lines and coaxial cable, with data rates up to 1 Gigabit/s.

HomeGrid Forum

 Are you heading to CES and looking for the latest information on G.hn or G.hnem? 

Just let them know.

They'll have a nice meeting room in the South Hall which is located in the Meeting Place area - room MP25224.

They will be able to share with you an update on the Compliance and Interoperability Program and status of the G.hn Energy Management (G.hnem) specification as well as a number of other topics

To Schedule a meeting see the contact info below:

Press/Analysts: PR@homegridforum.org or call 503-789-0303

All Others: Kimberly.s.lewis@intel.com or Call: 503-789-0303


HomeGrid Forum President Re-Elected to Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board

December 09, 2010 10:12 PM in HomeGrid Forum , Matt Theall  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum,  announced in December that Matthew Theall, President of HomeGrid Forum and a Technology Strategist at Intel Corporation was re-elected to another two year term on the SmartGrid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Governing Board.

This video was shot at CES 2010.  As you can see, many of Matt's visions are coming to fruition.  I look forward to catching up with Matt at CES 2011 next month.

The mission of the SGIP is to provide a strong framework for coordination of all stakeholders of the Smart Grid to accelerate standards harmonization and development. The SGIP does not write standards, instead it develops and reviews use cases, identifies requirements, lists approved standards, and proposes action plans for achieving Smart Grid interoperability and coexistence goals.

The SGIP has organized itself into stakeholder categories and Mr. Theall was elected by his category peers in Category 10:  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Infrastructure and Service Providers. Matt is also the chair of the Governing Board SGIP Bylaws and Interoperability Bylaws and Operating Practices Work Group.

This work group puts operating procedures and practices in place for the SGIP and oversees proposed changes to the bylaws.


If you're going to IPTV World Forum in London (March 23-25) make sure to connect with HomeGrid Forum

March 03, 2010 7:03 PM in HomeGrid Forum  | 1 comments  | 0 TrackBack

If you are attending the upcoming IPTV World Forum in London, make sure you connect with HomeGrid Forum, where they will be showcasing G.hn technology and demonstrate the power of this award-winning next-generation wired networking standard. 

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As part of its activities at the event, the organization will host two seminars on G.hn to help service providers and network equipment manufacturers understand what’s necessary to deploy the technology.    

Some details are:

WHAT: ITU-T’s Next-Generation Wired Networking Standard and the IPTV Revolution: a seminar on G.hn and its applications, key components of the standard (including Physical and Data Link Layers, and coexistence mechanisms), and what service providers and network equipment manufacturers need to know to implement and deploy this technology.

WHO: Presented by HomeGrid Forum and its member companies, a growing number of industry-leading organizations including service providers, computer manufacturers, and consumer electronics companies.  Speakers will include representatives from BT, DS2, Intel, Lantiq, Sigma and others.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 – starting at 11:00 a.m. and a second session beginning at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: IPTV World Forum, Olympia National Hall, London
            Training Theatre on Exhibit Floor

HomeGrid Forum will also host briefings in its booth 145. To schedule a briefing, please contact HomeGrid Forum at events@homegridforum.org.

Home Networking Standard, G.hn, Continues Worldwide Growth; HomeGrid Forum Adds New Members

February 24, 2010 8:02 PM in HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum has just announced four new members to the global, non-profit trade group promoting the United Nations’ International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU-T) G.hn standardization efforts. 

HomeGrid Forum’s new members include: Polaris Networks, Taiwan-based IC Plus Corp, the Institute for Information Industry (III) and Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI). 

By joining HomeGrid Forum, these companies are recognizing the importance of G.hn as the single unified standard for wired home networking in the global marketplace as the technology draws closer to silicon shipment in 2010. 

 “Each of these companies is taking a leadership role in commercializing products based on G.hn. Polaris Networks will provide tools to aid in the development of G.hn devices. IC Plus, III and KERI are helping to promote and educate companies in the Asia-Pacific region on the advantages of G.hn for home networking,” said Matthew Theall, president of the HomeGrid Forum. “With silicon expected this year, the addition of these organizations both individually and as a whole, marks a significant step in the broad, worldwide development of new products based on G.hn as we move into the most prolific stage in development.” 

The members of the ITU-T’s G.hn Rappatour Group have created a specification for a single MAC/PHY technology which can run over coaxial cable, phone lines, or power lines. 

Through one worldwide standard, G.hn will unify the networking of content and devices over any of these wires. With it, service providers will be able to deploy new offerings including IPTV more cost effectively. Consumer electronics manufacturers will be able to provide powerful devices for connecting all types of entertainment, home automation, and security products throughout the house. 

G.hn participants include service providers, consumer electronics and information technology manufacturers, and component and intellectual property providers from around the world.

CES 2010: The Wired Home Network Means Green

January 11, 2010 9:01 PM in G.hn , HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Green was a theme at CES 2010.

The wired home network is not just a matter of connecting your TVs and PCs.  

It's connecting and monitoring every device that touches your life inside and outside your home.

Follow HomeGrid Forum's lead in this regard.  

G.hn is more than just the wired home network.  It's going to also be about the wired home network and connecting it to the smart grid. As previously announced, the ITU-T G.hn workgroup has agreed upon a number of key specifications that together, are forming the baseline requirements for G.hn Smart Grid products.

New Webinar Available: Architecture of G.hn - the next generation wired home networking standards

December 02, 2009 11:12 AM in G.hn , HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Home networking on existing wiring is currently plagued by fragmentation and lack of standardization. International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) plans to fix that problem with its next-generation standard, G.hn

With the recent approval of key components of G.hn, this technology will soon deliver a single unified way for home networking using any wire --  power line, coaxial cable, and telephone wiring. 

How will G.hn deliver a single standard for all regions? What technical architecture can enable this technology? Find out by downloading the new webinar from HomeGrid Forum.

WHAT: This new technical webinar covers:

·       Architectural overview of G.hn technology

·       PHY Layer overview

·       Data Link Layer (DLL) overview


WHO: Authored by Barry O’Mahony, senior staff Systems engineer at Intel Labs, and Stefano Galli, Ph. D., lead scientist at Panasonic R&D Company of America.  Both Panasonic and Intel are HomeGrid Forum board members.

WHERE: To download the webinar and other materials from HomeGrid Forum, visit the organization’s Resource Library.


New Webinar Available: ITU-T G.hn – Wired Networking Inflection Point

October 26, 2009 3:10 PM in Home Networking , HomeGrid Forum  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

Now that the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) has successfully approved key components of the G.hn specification at its October 2009 meeting held at the United Nations in Geneva, it’s time to start advancing the standard.

This new wireline standard, which is expected to be as transformational as WiFi has been, will allow silicon manufacturers to complete their development programs and bring products to market. Why is G.hn receiving support from countries and companies around the world? What is the impact of the ITU’s decision for consumer electronics manufacturers, service, and silicon providers? Where is the market headed?  Find out by downloading this new webinar from HomeGrid Forum. 

WHAT: This new webinar covers:

·      Key technical milestones achieved at most recent Geneva meeting

·      Coexistence and interoperability with existing technologies

·      Current support for G.hn on a global basis

·      Next steps in G.hn standardization process

 WHO: The webinar is presented by Venkat Uppuluri, director of product marketing at Sigma Design and HomeGrid board member, and Mario Finocchiaro, director of business development for Aware, Inc. and HomeGrid Forum member.

WHERE: To download the webinar and other materials from HomeGrid Forum, visit the organization’s Resource Library.


CopperGate Joins HomeGrid’s Board of Directors

July 28, 2009 3:07 PM in EveryWire , EveryWire.com , G.hn , Home Networking , HomeGrid Forum , Wired Home Networking  | 0 comments  | 0 TrackBack

HomeGrid Forum has just announced that it has recruited CopperGate Communications to become a member of its Board of Directors.

CopperGate brings to the table the big Kahunah telco, AT&T and 39 other service providers around the world who use the company’s chip sets.  As an AT&T U-verse customer, I know their stuff works.  It distributes traffic in the house and makes upgrades and remote service calls a breeze.

In the why history is so important department…. a little over a year ago, CopperGate bought the AV powerline technology of Conexant, giving the company a big footprint in coax, phoneline and powerline. 

My take is that CopperGate has been heading toward G.hn all along, and now that they are on the HomeGrid Board, they bring a ton of credibility to the organization’s vision of bringing next-generation, unified coaxial, phone line and powerline home networking standard to frution.


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