Homeplug® Powerline Alliance Unveils Speaker Roster For Third Annual Member Conference

Speakers from the Federal Communications Commission, Cable Labs, InStat/MDR, Microsoft, Motorola and ZD AnchorDesk Share Insights and Intelligence on Home Powerline Networking

15 Oct 2002

SAN RAMON, Calif., October 15, 2002 - Designed to stimulate discussion on the hottest topics in home networking, “The Network Behind the Power Outlet” member meeting and conference will feature a program packed with market leaders and industry executives who will direct sessions, moderate panels and chair roundtables.

Scheduled for October 23-24 in Napa Valley, California, the conference features a fast-paced program orchestrated and organized by the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, an industry consortium established to provide a forum for the development of an open specification of home powerline networking products and services.

The intimate, invitation-only conference will focus on the complete home connectivity market, including the needs of service providers and retailers, and new products that enable consumers to plug in to any electrical outlet and immediately have access to a high-speed network. The first day of the conference will be open to non-members by invitation, while the second day is for HomePlug Powerline Alliance members only.

FCC Keynote Headlines Conference Program

The conference kicks-off with an opening keynote address from Julie Veach of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau. Additional speakers participating in the program on October 23 include:

  • Michael Wolf, Director of InStat/MDR, will present new home networking research from his latest studies, “Chips Ahoy: Home Networking Chipsets Set Sail for a Prosperous Future,” August 2002 and “Follow the Leader: A Survey and Analysis of Advanced Home Network Users,” June 2002
  • David Coursey of ZD AnchorDesk moderating “Connected Home Products: What's Next,” a sneak peek panel featuring Microsoft, NETGEAR, Philips Electronics and Phonex Broadband
  • Kevin Luehrs of CableLabs presenting “Cable Watch: Services Coming to a Cable Modem Near You”

Additional forums include a global issues discussion on international regulatory opportunities and challenges; a retailer presentation on the availability of home networking products; and a product showcase of the latest innovations from Asoka USA Corporation, Cogency Semiconductor, Current Technologies, Intellon Corporation and Philips.

Members who attend the sessions on the second day of the conference, October 24, will receive an advance look at development initiatives from the Open Service Gateway Initiative, Universal Plug and Play Forum and Cable Home, each of which may have implications on future HomePlug products. The close of the conference will feature a look at HomePlug's future product direction.

For more information on the conference or to request an invitation, visit www.homeplug.org

Filed: Oct 2002, Events, Powerline Networking, Press, Co: HomePlug, Tech: None

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