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HomePlug Powerline Alliance Gets Support from Global German Auto Manufacturers for HomePlug GP Specification
[June 03, 2011]

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Gets Support from Global German Auto Manufacturers for HomePlug GP Specification


Jun 03, 2011 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- The HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced support from Germany's major car manufacturers - Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen - for its HomePlug Technology.

According to a release, the five German car manufacturers - working together as the Coordination Office Charging Interface - chose to support HomePlug's IEEE 1901 Profile Green PHY (GP) as the technology for the charging interface of electric vehicles. Additionally, HomePlug has invited the participation of these auto manufacturers in developing the HomePlug Green PHY certification program.



"For electric vehicles to be widely accepted, they must integrate into existing and emerging charging infrastructures, connected to the smart grid," noted Dr. Heiko Doerr, Manager of Coordination Office Charging Interface. "For charging electric vehicles, the communication interface is established via the charging connector, and the HomePlug Green PHY provides a common communications standard to support all modes of AC and DC charging." The Company said the HomePlug GP specification is a low power powerline networking specification which targets "Smart Grid" applications such as appliances, smart meters, climate control, and plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.

"The endorsement and support of these world class manufacturers is a significant step in establishing robust technology standards to deliver on the smart grid promise," said Rob Ranck, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. "We are delighted with their decision and look forward to working with them to develop the product certification process." Pike Research analyst Bob Gohn, said, "The adoption of standards is a key driver to widespread smart appliance adoption, and our research indicates that HomePlug Green PHY is likely to be the power line standard that gives manufacturers the confidence to rollout products in increasingly greater numbers." With HomePlug technology, the electrical wires in the home can now distribute broadband Internet, HD video, digital music and smart energy applications.


More Information: www.homeplug.org/tech/homeplug_gp ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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