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[March 05, 2013] Recognized as Smart Grid Standard

BEAVERTON, OR, Mar 05, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- News Highlights: -- The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), which was established as a Smart Grid industry public-private partnership by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2009 to support its EISA act responsibilities, has adopted high speed home networking standard into its Catalog of Standards -- The SGIP has also adopted, which specifies coexistence with other PLC standards -- HomeGrid Forum welcomes this major recognition for both and The HomeGrid Forum announced today that the home networking standard has been adopted into the prestigious Catalog of Standards created by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). The move represents another important step forward in the acceptance of the high speed home networking standard and comes just as many companies are beginning to introduce products into their portfolios, including utilities and Service Providers.

"This is a highly significant moment in the development story," commented HomeGrid Forum president John Egan. "We are delighted that the SGIP voted to include and in its Catalog of Standards.

Since inclusion in the Catalog is achieved after a membership vote which includes our industry peers and partners, as well as our competitors, it is a measure of the recognition that this high speed networking standard is achieving within the industry and of its enormous potential in the smart grid arena.", or Gigabit home networking, enables very high speed in-home networking using existing household wires (powerline, phone line and coax), enabling the delivery of high quality networked entertainment including triple play and IPTV as well as supporting Smart Grid applications.

The US NIST is responsible under the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act for the co-ordination of standards development for the Smart Grid. The SGIP was established by NIST in 2009 as a public-private partnership that defines requirements for essential communication protocols and other common specifications and coordinates development of these standards by the collaborating organizations. The SGIP, now known as SGIP 2.0, produces a Catalog of Standards ( as a compendium of the approved standards, practices, and guidelines relevant to the development and deployment of a robust, secure and interoperable Smart Grid. Both and were evaluated by SGIP committees and groups and reviewed against the necessary high-level security requirements and other Smart Grid functionalities as part of the SGIP process for inclusion to the Catalog, and were voted into the Catalog by the SGIP plenary membership.

"We could not be more pleased at this announcement," added John Egan.

"The US market is highly competitive but the demand for a reliable, secure, and resilient solution to the market's growing home networking and Smart Grid needs has never been greater. The endorsement of the SGIP demonstrates that we have a great technology for the North American market, as well as globally." About HomeGrid Forum HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that supports the development and deployment of a unified coaxial, phoneline, powerline, and plastic optic fiber home networking technology called (Gigabit Home Networking). is based on standards developed by the UN's International Telecommunications Union - Telecom (ITU-T) standards development organization. HomeGrid ensures compliance and interoperability (C&I) of silicon and systems based on the technology through plugfests and C&I testing. HGF certification ensures a high level of consumer and Service Provider confidence in the quality of the certified products. A HomeGrid logo is issued for certified systems' packaging in the retail market.

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For more information please contact Sheila Lashford +44 (0) 7986 514240 Ellis Irwin +44 (0) 1636 812152 SOURCE: HomeGrid Forum

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