At IPTV World Forum in London, HomeGrid Forum hosted a seminar on G.hn and orchestrated a series of presentations and panel discussions covering the technology and its impact. A great deal of interesting information was presented. Below is a rundown:
- Industry's perspective panel discussion: representatives from leading service providers BT and Eircom, ITU-T, and top manufacturers Sigma Designs, DS2, and Ikanos joined together to discuss how G.hn will unify the networking of content and devices over any wire -- coaxial cable, phone lines, and power lines. Download audio.
- HomeGrid Forum overview: Matt Theall, president of HomeGrid Forum and technology strategist at Intel Corporation, provided a current and detailed overview of the ITU-T’s G.hn wired networking technology standard and applications for use with service providers, consumer electronics providers, PC manufacturers, and on the smart grid. Download presentation.
- G.hn Technology overview: covered the technical aspects of G.hn technology; the need for a new standard; deployment scenarios; legacy technologies and coexistence; and technical aspects of the PHY and MAC layers of G.hn. Presented by Rami Verbin, chief technology officer of Sigma Designs. Download presentation.
- C&I overview: outlined the major components and goals of the upcoming C&I program for G.hn, which includes silicon and IP testing compliance, system level testing for interoperability, and the logo and assurance program. Presented by Matt Keowen, senior director of corporate marketing at Ikanos. Download presentation.
Look for more of the same at a seminar coming up in Taiwan on June 4 co-hosted by HomeGrid Forum and Institute for Information Industry (III).