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G.hn chipsets deemed ready for marketing

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:20am
Brian Santo

G.hn chipsets from four different manufacturers were proven interoperable in a recent Plugfest in Geneva.

Proponents of G.hn were looking to the tests to verify that the new networking standard is ready for commercialization.

The HomeGrid Forum, the Broadband Forum and the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) tested G.hn chipsets from Lantiq, Marvell Semiconductor, Metanoia and Sigma Designs.

Matt Theall, president of the HomeGrid Forum, said: "We are thrilled to report the successful completion of the testing. G.hn is already a reality, with silicon now ready for deployment."

"The Broadband Forum is very happy that the first G.hn Interoperability Plugfest has been completed successfully. We look forward to the next steps in completing the test plans required to enable interoperability of G.hn products," said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum.

HomeGrid Forum is rolling out its Compliance and Interoperability certification program in 2011, allowing HomeGrid Forum-certified products to be brought to the market this year and establishing a new industry benchmark of technology excellence for wired home networking.

A series of additional G.hn plugfests are being scheduled for this year.

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