HomePlug Plugs Device Milestone

HomePlug Powerline Alliance hits key milestones in 2008 as global shipments now exceed 25M products

January 6, 2009

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LAS VEGAS -- The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced it will be showcasing innovative products and technologies from multiple member companies at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (January 8-11, 2009) in South Hall 2, Booth #25826. Demonstrating their leadership in the powerline communications (PLC) industry, HomePlug Alliance member companies have now shipped more than 25 million PLC devices worldwide, a more than 50 percent increase from the same time last year, with cumulative product certifications now equaling more than 165 products over the last seven years. This marks the end of a very exciting and productive year for the alliance, with a number of key milestones having taken place.

The growing international support of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance is exhibited with the addition of 18 new member companies from a variety of industries to the alliance throughout the year, including Contributor member Renesas and a number of utilities including American Electric Power, Consumers Energy Co., Duke Energy, Electricite de France (EDF), Oncor Electric Delivery, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Reliant Energy, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas and Electric. Other new members include Hangzhou H3C Technologies Co., Ltd., Juice Technologies, LLC, Landis+Gyr, NuVo Technologies LLC, Pioneer Corporation, PowerMax Global, LLC, ST&T Corporation, TELECOM Bretagne and Watteco.

The HomePlug Powerline Alliance’s Smart Energy Initiative has been a very important new area. In August, the alliance reached an important milestone by announcing a liaison partnership with the ZigBee Alliance and major utility companies to help build the Home Area Network (HAN) Green Ecosystem for controlling load devices at peak demand such as thermostats, pool pumps, white goods and electric vehicles, and providing real time information to the consumer. This initiative is the only utility industry-led solution that will deliver ubiquitous whole-home energy management.

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