SOURCE: HomeGrid Forum

HomeGrid Forum

November 02, 2011 08:00 ET

HomeGrid Forum's Chano Gomez Shows Steps to Success at Smart Home Energy Management Summit 2011

Presentation Highlights Technology Advances and Dramatic Performance Gains That Make and G.hnem a Top Choice for Smart Home Networking

BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwire - Nov 2, 2011) -

2010/2011 saw the finalizing of the home networking specifications (G.9960, G.9961), G.hnem for SmartGrid and (Multiple Input Multiple Output for PLC) as the standards of choice for wired home networking. Technologies based on these are now rapidly moving towards widescale adoption, due to the efforts of the HomeGrid Forum and its members. HomeGrid Forum has now created a robust Compliance & Interoperability Program, with three events planned before the end of the year, laying the groundwork for the first certifications of products.

Chano Gomez, co-chair of HomeGrid Forum's Marketing Working Group and Lantiq's representative on the Board of Directors as well as director of new business development for Lantiq, will set out HomeGrid Forum's aggressive agenda to bring products for effective home networking and SmartGrid applications to market.
Chano will speak in the session "Discover Why HEM, Smart Appliances and Consumer Engagement are Integral to SmartGrid Success."

Smart Home Energy Management Summit
Convention Plaza, San Jose

November 8, 2011

For more information or to set up a press briefing with the HomeGrid Forum, please contact Brian Dolby on +44 7899 914168 or Sheila Lashford on +44 7986 514240 or email

About HomeGrid Forum
HomeGrid Forum is a global, non-profit trade group promoting the International Telecommunication Union's and G.hnem standardization efforts for next-generation home networking and SmartGrid Applications. HomeGrid Forum promotes adoption of and G.hnem through technical and marketing efforts, addresses certification and interoperability of and G.hnem-compliant products, and cooperates with complementary industry alliances. For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit or follow us on

Chano Gomez
Chano Gomez is Director of Business Development at Lantiq North America. Chano has more than 10 years of experience with semiconductor technology for home networking and Smart Grid applications, with a special focus on powerline communications for voice, video and data transmission, an area in which he has co-authored six international patents. Since 2008, Chano has been actively involved in the development of ITU-T standards G.9960 and G.9961 ( He currently serves as co-chair of the HomeGrid Forum Marketing Working Group, and previously as chair of the HomeGrid Forum Contributions Working Group. Chano has a Master's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain).

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