Cable & Telecom

TECHNOLOGY: HomePlug AV spec approved

SAN RAMON, Calif. - The HomePlug Powerline Alliance, which oversees the growing industry of interconnecting media devices in the home through the electrical system, last week announced that its specification for HomePlug AV has been approved unanimously by the board of directors. HomePlug AV technology could revolutionize the way that consumers and service providers think about distributing multimedia entertainment content. HomePlug AV delivers a standards-based connectivity solution enabling simultaneous HD and SD video distribution, whole-house audio, VoIP traffic management and data networking. HomePlug AV will deliver a high level of performance while providing a stable, robust, secure and easy to...