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HomePlug® and CATR Reach Important Consumer Electronics Product Milestone in China

The HomePlug® Alliance (www.homeplug.org), the worldwide industry group for powerline communications networking, along with the China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) of MIIT have announced that HomePlug products from new HomePlug member company, Fujian JinQianMao, have passed the required testing to meet the CQC Certification. This is the first time that powerline networking products have achieved the CQC Certification requirements making HomePlug products uniquely, “ready-for-retail” in China.

The announcement was made at a jointly-hosted seminar in Beijing on 10 June 2014 which highlighted the ability to use HomePlug technologies to improve home networking performance for broadband media devices, as well as enable the smart home or Internet of Things (IoT). Presentations were given by China Telecom Fujian, CATR, Fujian JinQianMao and the HomePlug Alliance.

Also at the event, HomePlug provided a live demonstration showcasing the interoperability between some of the latest, next generation HomePlug AV2 products with best-selling HomePlug AV retail products. HomePlug AV2 products are available now at retailers worldwide and are ready for use by service providers to enable next generation connectivity for IPTV and other broadband services for their customers.

“Achieving CQC Certification is a critical step to enable widespread retail availability of HomePlug Products in China as well as provide Service Providers with confidence that HomePlug technology meets the country’s safety requirements,” said Rob Ranck, HomePlug Alliance President.

“CATR is excited to be working with the HomePlug Alliance to ensure HomePlug products meet the requirements of the CQC certification, said Songdong LV, (Deputy Director of Short Range Communication Department), of CATR of MIIT. “We are happy to be bringing HomePlug’s home networking technologies to many more Chinese homes, as well as greatly expanding the ability for OEMs and carriers to sell and distribute their products in China.”

About the HomePlug® Alliance

HomePlug® Alliance is a group of about 60 companies working together to develop technology specifications and certification & logo programs for powerline networking. With over 120 million devices in the market, HomePlug products are used worldwide by consumers and service providers to improve home networking performance while expanding coverage and Wi-Fi® mobility.

Visit the HomePlug Alliance website at http://www.homeplug.org for more information regarding HomePlug Alliance and its family of technologies, and sign up for the HomePlug interest list at http://www.homeplug.org/about/inquiry to receive updates.

Sponsor members include Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM); Cisco (CSCO); Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK); MStar Semiconductor Inc.; and Qualcomm Atheros, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

About CATR

China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR) established in the mid-1950s, has rich experience in communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning communications development, and product testing and certification. Terminal Test Labs (TTL) in CATR, is the leading third-party test lab in the world, which already is authorized to cover CCC, CE, FCC, GCF, PTCRB, CTIA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB, Qi, Mirrolink etc. certification test and authorized by operators like Orange and Vodafone for their acceptance tests like OTA, SAR, Audio, RF, Protocol, Application tests for manufacturers like Apple, Sony, Samsung, ZTE, TCT, Huawei, HTC etc. CATR is headquartered in Beijing, China. Learn more at http://www.catr.cn.

"HomePlug" is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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