from the maybe-it-might-be-real dept.
Tei'ehm Teuw writes: "From this article
on EDTN the effort to establish a standard for
power-line-based home networking will take a step forward
this week when the HomePlug Alliance announces it will adapt
technology from Intellon Corporation for its specification.
The 36-member alliance will release a complete specification based on Intellon's
technology, with its 14-Mbit/second raw data rate.
In Europe, meanwhile, the HomePlug Alliance has established formal liaisons
with two groups working on power line
home networking: the European Telecommunication Standards Institute and the International Powerline
Communications Forum. Neither has defined a technology to date,
but it would be possible for them to adopt the same technology as the HomePlug Alliance, even though the European power line access technology is
different there than in the United States. (The European power line delivers 220 volts at 50 Hertz; in the United
States, it's 110 V at 60 Hz.)
The overall forecast for power-line-based home networks is now beyond the 32 million
nodes initally projected."
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