October 29, 2008 -- The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and HomeGrid Forum have announced a liaison agreement between the two industry associations. The groups say the agreement reinforces the broad and growing industry support for G.hn, the International Telecommunication Union's next generation networking standard, which promises to dramatically simplify connecting intelligent devices throughout the home.
"CABA is dedicated to promoting technology and integrated systems for the automation of homes and buildings in North America," comments Ronald J. Zimmer, CABA president and CEO. "We believe that HomeGrid's efforts in conjunction with ITU-T G.hn will make it easy for consumers to connect devices and enjoy innovative applications using existing home wiring, both in North America and worldwide."
The liaison agreement between CABA and HomeGrid will enable the organizations to cooperate on the promotion and delivery of next generation home networking applications through joint marketing, compliance and interoperability testing and research sharing, and collaboration with relevant regulatory bodies.
"For more than two decades, CABA members have contributed to and influenced development and deployment of intelligent home technologies," remarks Matthew Theall, president of HomeGrid Forum. "HomeGrid-certified products will further fulfill CABA's goals by simplifying connectivity over any wire in the home, enabling a broad range of consumer applications, including easy sharing of photo, audio, and video content."