OPERA is the Open PLC European Research Alliance for new generation PLC integrated network. OPERA is a R&D Project with a budget of about 20 Million Euros, including a funding of 9 Million Euros from the European Commission (DG Information Society, IST Programme).
PLC, Power Line Communication, is a technology able to use the current electricity networks for data transmission purposes, allowing any user connected to the power grid to enjoy a number of services (Internet, telephony, TV, etc…) easily and avoiding expensive and pollutant new wiring.
This desirable technology has not been properly developed up to now. The main objective of the present Project is to perform the necessary research, demonstration and dissemination at an European scale in order to overcome the obstacles for the PLC technology, allowing European citizens to enjoy its advantages.
The scientific and technological objectives of the Project are summarised hereafter:
21 Feb 2007
The OPERA specification is the global solution for Access BPL
Madrid, 21, February, 2007 - OPERA, the Open PLC European Research Alliance for a new generation of Powerline Communications integrated network technology today announced that the European Commission has approved financing of Euro 9.06 million to support extended field deployments based on an open specification for access Broadband over Powerline (BPL) applications.
22 Jun 2006
Victor Dominguez Richards, a co-founder and current strategy and standardization director of the Spain-headquartered chip-design startup Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2) SA, always looks confident when he tells the story of how a small company like his can dominate the industry standards for chipsets that enable communications over electrical lines in home networking applications.
22 May 2006
May 22, 2006 - Homega Research is very proud to welcome DS2 as its exclusive Privilege Sponsor for Net-atHome™2006. Stay tuned for more details concerning the DS2 keynote speaker and exhibition highlights!
9 Mar 2006
Hanover, Germany - 9th March 2006 - The Universal Powerline Association (UPA), an international association working to promote global standards and regulations in the rapidly developing powerline communications market, today announced the completion of the first version of its “Digital Home Standard” (DHS) high-speed powerline networking specification.
22 Feb 2006
Innovative Powerline Technology from NETGEAR and DS2 Enables High-Quality, High-Definition Video Streaming for the Digital Home
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - February 22, 2006 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, and Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2), a leading supplier for Powerline communications chipsets, today announced that they are teaming to deliver 200 Mbps Powerline HD technology that will make it possible for consumers to have an affordable, high-performance, high-quality broadband connection available anywhere in the home without the need to run any cabling between rooms.
21 Feb 2006
Global Milestone Will Lead to the Production of Multiple Sources of Silicon and Standard, Interoperable PLC Equipment. Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2) Technology Selected as Baseline for Specification.
Madrid, 21st February 2006 - The Open PLC European Research Alliance (OPERA) today announced the development and approval of the first open global specification for Powerline Communications (PLC) access, also known as Broadband over Powerline (BPL).
11 Jan 2006
Universal Powerline Association to Provide Basis for International Standardization for Broadband Access and AV Home Networking
Las Vegas - January 11, 2006 - The Universal Powerline Association (UPA) today unveiled its work program for 2006 at its annual general meeting. The group intends to build on the coexistence specification published in 2005 and to further promote the capabilities of powerline communications (PLC) to deliver global solutions for broadband access and home networking.
15 Nov 2005
Frost & Sullivan's recent research service, North American Broadband Over Power Lines Markets, selected Design of Systems on Silicon (DS2) as the recipient of the 2005 Technology Leadership Award for its long-standing and on-going contributions to the development of cutting-edge technologies and products in the Broadband over Power Line (BPL) market.
7 Nov 2005
DS2, the leading supplier for Powerline communications chipsets, has announced its commitment to support standardised Powerline products based on the OPERA Specification to provide broadband subscriber services over electrical infrastructure.
14 Oct 2005
Brussels 14th October 2005 - OPERA (Open PLC European Research Alliance) will publicly release a specification for Powerline Communications by the end of the year.
19 Jul 2005
10 Mar 2005