HomeGrid Forum’s G.hn industry representation grows with new member devolo

Major player in powerline networking market joins HomeGrid Forum and is awarded its first G.hn certification

Beaverton, Ore. 12 June 2018

News highlights:

  • HomeGrid Forum welcomes German home networking pioneer devolo as its newest member and has awarded devolo its first G.hn certified devices
  • devolo recently selected G.hn as its preferred technology for its new generation of powerline products for carriers
  • Support for G.hn is growing worldwide and HomeGrid Forum looks forward to announcing more new members soon

HomeGrid Forum has welcomed devolo, a leading provider of powerline networking solutions in Europe, as its latest member. Based in Germany, devolo is a pioneer in home networking and it will bring valuable experience to the already strong body of HomeGrid Forum members. devolo has been developing powerline products for both consumers and professional users for the last 16 years and has won numerous top-product reviews and industry awards. There are more than 36 million dLAN® adapters in use internationally.

devolo recently partnered with HomeGrid Forum Board Member MaxLinear for an innovative new line of G.hn powerline products for carriers. They enable a double-digit increase in data rates compared to current technologies and are optimized for very low latency and packet loss to serve demanding applications such as IPTV and online video gaming.

“devolo was the market leader in HomePlug retail devices and we are now delighted to welcome them into the world of G.hn at the HomeGrid Forum,” said Dr. Len Dauphinee, HomeGrid Forum President. “The devolo team are true innovators focusing on support for high-performance applications including whole-home Wi-Fi and IPTV. Our growing membership highlights how G.hn is a highly reliable in-home technology capable of meeting today’s requirements and devolo will help guide the migration to G.hn deployments for operators.”

The new solutions use TR-069 – an internationally recognized management standard from the Broadband Forum – which is critical in eliminating truck-rolls by allowing remote management and field-upgradability of the G.hn powerline adapters.

“Joining the HomeGrid Forum will enable us to further accelerate our work after selecting G.hn as our technology of choice,” said Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo. “Our ambitions are to continue supporting our European partners in providing high-performance powerline home networking products, even in the most challenging environments. HomeGrid Forum is a great organization to help us move forward in the industry and we are proud to have achieved HomeGrid Forum certification with devolo’s first G.hn powerline devices.”

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About HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that brings together the world’s best in technology innovators, silicon vendors, system manufacturers, and service providers to promote G.hn, a globally recognized gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards. G.hn is the most reliable and versatile wireless home network backbone available today. Our members promote the global adoption of G.hn, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology – over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber. HomeGrid Forum provides G.hn silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit our website at www.homegridforum.org.

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About devolo

devolo makes the home intelligent and the mains supply smart. Private customers use Powerline adapters from devolo to bring high-speed data connections into every room. There are about 36 million dLAN adapters in use internationally. And customers with devolo Home Control are discovering the possibilities of the smart home – it can be set up quickly, expanded however you want, and conveniently controlled using your smartphone. As an OEM partner, devolo individually adapts its products and solutions to the needs of international telecommunications companies. In the professional sector, conversion of the power supply infrastructure provides additional opportunities. devolo solutions can be used to monitor and control new smart grids in real time, and also implement completely new services. devolo was founded in 2002 and currently employs about 300 people. The world market leader in the Powerline area is represented by its own subsidiaries and by partners in 19 countries.

Press contact devolo AG

Michael Küppers, Charlottenburger Allee 67, 52068 Aachen, Germany, phone: +49 241 18279-516, email: michael.kueppers@devolo.de