May 17, 2007 -- HomePNA announced that it has added some new members. The association now includes more than 40 member companies collaborating to promote the adoption of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-approved multimedia home networking standard.
The new members are AFL Telecommunications, a fiber-optic product manufacturer and VDSL2 RF filter components manufacturer, Askey Computer Corp., a modem and set-top box manufacturer, CyberTAN Technology, Inc., a manufacturer of broadband and wireless networking equipment, and Medium Link System Technology, a multi-tenant unit (MTU) system integrator.
"These new members strengthen the backbone of available HomePNA technology delivered to consumers as reliable and robust IP-based services," said Rich Nesin, HomePNA president and vice president of marketing at Coppergate Communications. "HomePNA's increasing strength is bolstered by a growing range of companies contributing to the technology, interoperable product offerings and an expanding competitive market."
The new members join industry leaders such as AT&T, Conexant, Coppergate, Motorola, Scientific Atlanta, Sunrise Telecom and 2Wire.
HomePNA members-only benefits include access to the specifications, influence on future specifications, and opportunities to test, certify and advertise products as interoperable and HomePNA compliant.
HomePNA technology enables high-speed, triple-play Internet services over both phone wires and coaxial cables at speeds up to 320 megabits per second. The technology facilitates interoperability and convergence of all networked entertainment and computer Internet Protocol (IP) data devices in the home over existing coax and phone wires.