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November 07, 2012

US TV Show Highlights Technology as the Future of Home Networking via Existing Wire Connections for Broadband

By David Gitonga, TMCnet Contributing Writer

Have you heard of (Gigabit Home Networking)? If not, it might just be the future of home networking.

This new form of technology is expected to have a profound influence on how home networking systems operate. The technology was highlighted on a U.S. TV home design program special called “Designing Spaces” on October 4.

The program highlighted the benefits of with a hands-on demonstration featuring the VP of HomeGrid Forum, John Egan.

HomeGrid Forum is an industry group comprising service providers and retail companies such as BestBuy, Intel, Motorola (News - Alert), AT&T and others, who have come together to promote this cutting-edge home networking system.

According to HomeGrid Forum’s president, Matt Theall, will enable a range of products and services to connect anywhere there’s a socket, with no new wires and still offer the fastest connection possible.

This is a new way of home designing that HomeGroup Forum has pioneered and which is expected to be radically different and exciting.

The technology works over any wire connection – power lines, coax or phone lines. Egan demonstrated different devices, some of which are not designed to work in the United States.

 In one of the demonstrations, a device with an Ethernet connection was plugged into a power line and it automatically formed a connection without any programming or configurations. A security button allows consumers to plug in a device and automatically configure it to be a secure connection with the rest of the network.

Where users have large homes that do not have wired connections, devices will automatically relay, making it possible to continue with crystal clear signals no matter where the units are placed.

To avoid interferences, technology works by hiding the networks from one another with secure signals, making them virtually invisible from each other.

The is expected to be available for retailers in 2013.

Edited by Braden Becker
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