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Wi-Fi, HomePlug seek common standards

Posted: 05 Nov 2010 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smart grid? HomePlug? Wi-Fi? SEP 2.0?

The Wi-Fi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, seeking to promote the adoption of HomePlug powerline and Wi-Fi networking technologies in smart grid applications, have signed an agreement on a joint technical review.

The two bodies said they hope to enable Smart Energy 2 Applications Profile (SEP 2.0) applications to operate across a large number of wireless and wired networks. Both are members of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, a forum for industry stakeholders and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy and NIST chose SEP 2.0 as an initial interoperable standard for smart energy management with home area network devices.

"Working with the HomePlug Powerline Alliance will facilitate interoperability between Wi-Fi equipment and devices connected to powerline home networks," said Edgar Figueroa, chief executive officer of the Wi-Fi Alliance. "This collaboration will help bring about a great user experience with smart home technology."

The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified more than 8,000 products. The HomePlug family of powerline networking specifications include HomePlug AV for broadband applications, the HomePlug "Green PHY" specification for smart energy/smart grid applications, and the forthcoming HomePlug AV2 broadband specification due for completion in Q1 2011.

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