Twelve new products from seven vendors have been certified HomePNA compliant by the HomeGrid Forum, marking the first such certification since the two bodies merged in late May.
The newly certified products include set-top boxes from Arris (Nasdaq: ARRS) and Kaon Media; residential gateways from ZyXEL and Pace Plc (LSE: PIC.L); an Ethernet-to-HomePNA bridge by Cameo; ONTs from Calix (NYSE: CALX) and a new reference board from Sigma Designs, the merged organization said in a press release.
The certification program puts the HomeGrid stamp of approval on products for vendors developing wireline home networking technologies and signifies that these products meet ITU-T standards.
"With an installed base of over 40 million HomePNA products, the technology continues to be a core home network selection of service providers worldwide," John Egan, president of the HomeGrid Forum said in the press release. "The ongoing introduction of new certified HomePNA products to the market is a good indication of the continuing demand from service providers for high quality inoperable HomePNA products as they expand their service areas and rely on HomePNA for robust home networks that support HD IPTV."
In the end, the organization said, certification of products allows service providers to move forward "with confidence in their interoperablity and performance." A level below that, certified reference boards allow OEMs and ODMs to speed time to market.
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