Targeting Digital Entertainment Networks in the Home, the World's Fastest Industry-Standard for Powerline Communications Will Revolutionize Home Connectivity
The HomePlug ® Powerline Alliance
announced that its specification for HomePlug AV, the highly-anticipated, easy-to-use global powerline communications technology for creating an instant connected home ecosystem, has been finalized and approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of the Alliance.
HomePlug AV technology will revolutionize the way that consumers and service providers think about distributing multimedia entertainment content. HomePlug AV delivers a standards-based connectivity solution enabling simultaneous HD and SD video distribution, whole-house audio, VoIP traffic management and data networking. HomePlug AV delivers this level of performance while providing a stable, robust, secure and easy to use broadband backbone topology in homes on a global basis. For example, with HomePlug AV capability designed into consumer products (such as TVs, audio equipment, computers, and networking gear), a high-definition television show or movie from a PC, PVR or set top box can be viewed on any television in a home - all without running new wiring. This is because HomePlug AV uses the power lines already installed in a home as a path to transmit digital data between devices. HomePlug AV will be an important enabling technology for IPTV and triple play applications.