HomePNA


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HomePNA

HomePNA

(HOME Phoneline Networking Alliance) A phoneline network that is designed to run Ethernet over existing telephone lines and use RJ-11 wall jacks as connecting points. Computers connect to the wall jacks with HomePNA (HPNA) adapters via USB, PC Card or internal PCI card. Network devices plug into an HPNA-Ethernet bridge unless they already have a HomePNA port built in.

HomePNA allows devices to be up to 1,000 feet apart and supports a household area of up to 10,000 square feet. Version 3.0, introduced in 2003, offers quality of service (QoS) for audio and video streaming. For more information, visit the Home Phoneline Networking Alliance at www.homepna.org. Following are HPNA versions and speeds. See also HomePlug.

           YearVersion      Intro.  Speed

 HomePNA 1.0  1998     1 Mbps
 HomePNA 2.0  1999    10 Mbps
 HomePNA 3.0  2003   128 Mbps + QoS
 HomePNA 3.1  2007  (Ethernet over Coax)
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Certified HomePNA products are available from well over a dozen manufacturers.
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Our entry into the HomePNA illustrates our commitment to develop technologies and solutions for consumers and the home," said Charles C.
Our customers are demanding a cost effective solution for distributing entertainment and triple play data over existing coax cables and therefore are specifying HomePNA certified products," said Sonny Su, TRENDnet technology director.
HomePNA is to be congratulated for stepping forward to forge this initiative that will help shape the future of our business.
By joining HomePNA, we have got access to the alliance's technology, support and certification resources critical to delivering HomePNA enabled products to our customers," said Michel Rahier, President of Connected Home, Technicolor.
Over 20 million HomePNA products have been shipped to telco, satellite, and cable service providers across five continents, with over 30,000 products installed by over 70 service providers each business day.
Certification of home networking technologies such as HomePNA is becoming an important component in the industry's drive to make networked equipment in the home work together.
amp; ANGRA DOS REIS, Brazil -- Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for delivering entertainment and control throughout the home, today announced that its HomePNA technology is being used by NET Angra, an innovative Brazilian Multiple Services Operator (MSO), to provide broadband services to the entire Angra dos Reis region of Brazil.
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