|[March 05, 2013]
HD-PLC IEEE 1901 and Its Coexistence Protocol Are Now a Part of NIST SGIP Smart Grid Catalog of Standards
FUKUOKA, Japan --(Business Wire)--
Alliance announced that its Broadband Powerline Communication
Technology called HD-PLC IEEE (News - Alert) 1901 was approved for inclusion in
the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Catalog of Standards
in the United States.
The U.S. National Institute of standards and Technology (NIST) initiated
in late 2009 the public/private partnership SGIP to coordinate the
development of standards for the Smart Grid.
Harmonization of power
line communication standards was identified as SGIP Priority Action Plan
15 (PAP15). As a result, SGIP approved the inclusion of the IEEE 1901
Standard PHY and MAC specification for Broadband Powerline Communcation
and the inclusion of NIST IR 7862, which recommends that all PLC devices
shall implement and activate the "coexistence protocol" defined in IEEE
1901 and ITU-T G.9972. HD-PLC Alliance has already provided
certification service of this coexistence specification, known as
Inter-System Protocol (ISP), which is mandatory in the IEEE 1901
standard. The same coexistence protocol was also approved as ITU-T
G.9972 in June 2010. With the coexistence requirement of NIST IR 7862,
the PLC products used in energy management systems and the consumer PLC
products connected on the same powerline, will not interfere with one
another, and will provide secure communication.
"It is gratifying that our HD-PLC technology jointly
developed and standardized in the IEEE and spread over countries all
around the world is now approved as a U.S. Smart Grid Standard," said
Kazuhiro Tsuga, the President of Panasonic (News - Alert) Corporation and HD-PLC
Alliance adviser. "We will seek to take advantage of 'HD-PLC'
for the realization of innovative 'Eco & Smart solutions.'"
Additionally, "The HD-PLC Alliance was first in the industry to support
the EN50561-1 new European EMC (News - Alert) Standard for PLC," said Jean Philippe
Faure, CEO of Progilon SA, and Standards Board member of the IEEE
Standard Association. "As a leader of the industry, in addition to HD-PLC
product certification, we will actively promote the coexistence protocol
recommended by NIST SGIP and compliance with international standards."
In order to develop the smart communication infrastructures of the
future world, we will promote and disseminate the concept of "Green
Ubiquitous solutions with PLC."
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