HomePlug AV specification enters final stage

October 18, 2004

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance is entering the final stage of the specification development process for HomePlug AV, a technology designed to change the way that HDTV, digital audio and Internet access are distributed throughout a home.

The alliance has completed the advanced preliminary specification for HomePlug AV, and is now inviting companies in the home networking, consumer electronics, computing, and communications industries to join the alliance and contribute to the final version of the specification.

The advanced preliminary specification for the technology is the result of a combined effort of several leading proponents of powerline technologies. With HomePlug AV, consumers will be able to transfer high-definition video and digital audio by simply connecting the device to an electrical outlet.

For those companies interested in joining the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and contribute to the specification, the alliance has created an information package that previews the current specification, and provides information on how to join. Companies interested in receiving this information are invited to contact the executive director, Rob Ranck.

Additional information about the Alliance, including a complete listing of certified products, is available at: www.homeplug.org.

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