The Universal Powerline Association (UPA) is the first truly global and universal PLC association to cover all markets and all PLC applications. A key aim is to promote among government and industry leaders the tremendous potential of PLC technologies to build a global communication society. The UPA is the only forum that can strengthen international cooperation in the emerging PLC market.
There is an increasing need for open standards and full coexistence for PLC technologies to achieve a strong position in the communications infrastructure. We have attracted the key PLC companies, utilities, consumer electronic equipment manufacturers, and chipset providers to create a powerful association that will define and harmonize PLC standards globally. We are an open association that welcomes all interested companies to participate in shaping the future of PLC.
8 Jan 2007
Second Plugtest event showcases interoperability among products based on global standards for high-speed powerline communications - Now twelve products with 200 Mbps high definition ready home networking on the market
Las Vegas, NV - January 8, 2007 - The Universal Powerline Association (UPA) today announced that following the results of its second product certification event, five new interoperable home networking powerline communications products have been granted the “UPA Plugtested” logo. UPA Plugtested products are independently tested for performance and interoperability. Consumers can be sure that the products bearing the UPA Plugtested logo will work together for all their networking requirements. UPA products are the only networking option available for the home or business that combine ease of installation with a consistent connection to deliver quality HD streaming. A total of twelve UPA certified 200 Mbps powerline products are available on the market today and on display at the Consumer Electronic Show.
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.
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