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Donna Yasay, president of HomeGrid Forum, spoke at the BroadbandTV confab in Nashville this week and told the audience that G.hn is the number one technology for an in-home ultra high-speed broadband experience.

“With the dramatic surge of wireless connected devices, from home cameras to tablets and even talking Barbie Dolls, consumers are becoming increasingly aware of and frustrated by any ‘dead zone’ within the home,” she observes. “This occurs when the wireless access point cannot reach certain areas of the home. G.hn is the vital key to providing seamless wired connectivity and a backbone for multiple wireless access points.”

Yasay adds that although many devices are connected wirelessly, wired networks will of course still have a major role to play in the home. That ranges from interconnecting fixed devices by means of an embedded interface over the home’s cabling, to providing a robust, high-speed backbone for wireless access points so as to greatly improve wireless coverage within the home, she notes.

“G.hn is the only technology that can reliably deliver approximately one millisecond backhaul to wireless video throughout the home using existing infrastructure, whether it be powerline, coax, phone line or plastic optical fiber,” she concludes.

Yasay also posted a blog recently on the topic, which can be found here. That takes a deeper dive into Interoperability, performance and compliance testing issues.  

“HomeGrid Forum is the industry group achieving these objectives for G.hn, and all its members are developing G.hn products and technologies,” the blog states. “There is a continuing need to keep track of new requirements and market trends to maintain the relevance of industry standards.”

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