SOURCE: HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum

June 03, 2015 01:00 ET Market Adoption Takes Major Step Forward as New Products Achieve HomeGrid Forum Certification

Additional System Vendors Submit a Range of Products for Testing -- ARRIS, Comtrend, Prime Electronics and SendTek

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2015) -

News highlights:

  • HomeGrid Forum and Allion Labs announce that five new products have recently achieved certification
  • These products operate over several wired media (powerline, coax and phoneline) and are from different equipment manufacturers and vendors

HomeGrid Forum and Allion Labs, the organization's Accredited Testing House in Taiwan, announced today that a new tranche of products has passed the testing required to be awarded HomeGrid Forum's coveted Certification. The range of products and number of vendors achieving certification are a testament to HomeGrid's approach that ensures certified products are multi-vendor interoperable even with multi-vendor silicon. These vendors are ARRIS Group Inc., Comtrend Corporation, Prime Electronics and Satellitics Inc., and SendTek Corporation, with a wide range of devices across multiple media.

4 vendors applied for Product Logo Certification and submitted a number of devices for certification testing. The successful products are the ARRIS SURFboard SBX-1000P Extender, Comtrend's Powerline Ethernet + PoE Adapter, Prime Electronics' Cable to Ethernet Bridge and two products from SendTek: a Coax WiFi Gb Ethernet bridge and a Phoneline WiFi Gb Ethernet Bridge.

The range of certified products announced today illustrates one of the key differentiators -- it operates over any in-home wire type. HomeGrid has now certified products for phoneline, wireline and coax, also providing a bridge to WiFi and CATV, thus providing a wide range of backbone home networking choices at Gigabit speeds.

Abdul Khan, Chairman of HomeGrid's Compliance & Interoperability Working Group, said: "Our members are being true to their word, bringing their products for testing and achieving certifications. No other technology has achieved this level and breadth of certifications, from multi-source silicon to end user products, so quickly in its evolution!" networks are easy to install and support the latest high bandwidth service innovations, for example enabling the flawless room to room distribution of Ultra-HD video. From HD to Ultra HD Video, from 3D to 4K Video -- is the any wire answer.

For more information please contact Sheila Lashford on +44 (0) 7986 514240 or +44 (0) 1636 812152 or by email at Pictures of individual products are available on request.

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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, a globally recognized gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards. Over 70 members promote the global adoption of, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology -- over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber -- while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to HomeGrid Forum provides silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit our website at

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