Motorola joins HomeGrid Forum, gets on board with powerline networking

Sure, we'd all like to have our home's wired with cat 5 cable, but that's not an option for most of us. Good thing there's powerline networking, and the HomeGrid Forum's powerline home networking standard just got another big name on board by adding Motorola to its list of supporters. With Moto in the fold, it's looking like IEEE's competing standard, P1905, has some catching up to do if it wants to win the hearts and minds of powerline aficionados everywhere. Get all the good news in the PR after the break.

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Motorola Mobility Adds Momentum to Growing Adoption Wireline home networking gains giant global consumer voice

Beaverton, Ore., January 9th, 2012

Motorola Mobility Inc. is the latest major player to join the HomeGrid Forum
Lends the might of a global equipment manufacturer and consumer-facing organization to advancement
HomeGrid Forum membership now encompasses all players in the home networking market from core to consumer
Motorola joins as certified products move closer to completion

The HomeGrid Forum has today confirmed that Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) joins its growing membership. Motorola has joined an increasingly diversified range of companies and is expected to take an active role in promoting technology as a global standard for fast, powerful wireline home networking. technology provides a high performance platform within the home for Motorola's wide range of end user devices and its strategy of encouraging "connection between our home and mobile lives."

"Our membership is growing in numbers and also in stature," said HomeGrid Forum President Matthew Theall. "Motorola is one of many major equipment manufacturers and global players to recognize the potential of for its customers and we are delighted that they have chosen to step in at this critical point as Certification is being finalized along with silicon ready for deployments."

Motorola adds a further consumer-oriented dimension to the membership with its focus on end customers, innovative end products and the customer experience. provides the fastest networking speeds available, supporting Motorola's vision of providing "constant transparent connectivity designed to make people's lives easier, more efficient and more connected." The company is developing a number of major application areas, including multi-screen media management, software applications and services, companion devices and adaptive video streaming, all of which will be enabled by the exceptional speeds and performance that can achieve over coaxial cable, phone lines, and power lines.

Motorola joins a wide range of global companies that have recognized the potential of, from chipmakers to service providers, equipment manufacturers and consumer suppliers, leaders of the communications and consumer electronics industries are moving to to take advantage of its technology strengths, growing success and impact on the market.

Larry Robinson, Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Home Devices, Motorola Mobility, said: "Our aim is to provide a comprehensive range of technologies and to offer the best networking in the home that is available today. has enormous potential and is moving fast towards Certification, so it makes sense for us to join the organization that will drive this standard forward and the technology's success in the market. We look forward to working with our colleagues in the HomeGrid Forum to create a powerful offering for our customers with a range of consumer devices that make best use of technology."