Motorola Mobility has joined the HomeGrid Forum, signalling an interest in the new G.hn family of standards for home networking.
G.hn actually specifies the interoperability of a variety of wireline home networking standards for coaxial cable, phone lines and power lines, including MoCA, HomePNA, HomePlug AV, UPA and HD PLC. Depending on how it is deployed, in-home transfer speeds up to 1 Gbps are theoretically possible.
HomeGrid Forum President Matthew Theall indicated that products supporting the G.hn standard are currently going through the certification process.
The HomeGrid Forum said Motorola is developing a number of products – including multi-screen media management systems, software applications and services, companion devices, and adaptive video streaming – all of which will be enabled by the exceptional speeds and performance that G.hn can achieve over coaxial cable, phone lines and power lines.
Larry Robinson, corporate vice president and general manager of home devices at Motorola Mobility, said: "Our aim is to provide a comprehensive range of technologies and to offer the best networking in the home that is available today. G.hn has enormous potential and is moving fast toward certification, so it makes sense for us to join the organization that will drive this standard forward and the technology's success in the market. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the HomeGrid Forum to create a powerful offering for our customers with a range of consumer devices that make best use of G.hn technology."
The company is the most consumer-oriented of the standard's supporters thus far, heartening the standard's other backers.