GE Joins HomePlug Alliances Board of Directors
The alliance has three promoterâ€™s groups focused on the development and promotion of compatible, interrelated power line communications standards for high-performance in-home data networking and content distribution (HomePlug 1.0 and AV), to-the-home access technology (HomePlug BPL), and within-the-home infrastructure and inter-appliance communication (HomePlug Command and Control).
With HomePlug technology as the base line for home networking, content distribution and home automation, HomePlug-enabled products from companies like
GE will be able to communicate with other consumer electronics products, personal computer platforms, security systems and general-purpose appliances, simply by plugging them into an electrical outlet.
â€œThe global market for HomePlug technology is rapidly expanding beyond home data networking and Internet sharing into rich multimedia content distribution and home automation,â€ asserted Matt Theall, president of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance and power line initiative manager for Intel Corp. â€œGE Security will be a valuable addition to the HomePlug Board of Directors.â€