BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) -

News highlights:

  • HomeGrid Forum to hold a Plugfest in Taipei, Taiwan on 14 May, 2015
  • The plugfest will allow members to perform preliminary testing on prototypes and final products, with previously certified, mature platforms
  • Members will also be able to meet Donna Yasay, newly appointed HomeGrid President, and discuss her vision of as the enabler for high speed home networking in both the carrier and retail markets, as well as continued success and future transition of HomePNA to

HomeGrid Forum has announced that it will be holding a plugfest and information session day in Taipei, Taiwan on May 14, 2015. The event, to be held at Allion Labs, HomeGrid's Accredited Test House (ATH), will give members an opportunity to learn more about the organisation's certification process and the tools used for the testing. Members will also be able to perform some preliminary testing on their devices against reference devices and previously certified products.

The plugfest will also give participants a chance to meet key members of the HGF certification process: the chair of the Compliance and Interoperability Work Group -- Abdul Khan, the Marketing Work Group chair -- Livia Rosu, and HomeGrid's new president -- Donna Yasay, who will be making her first trip to Asia on behalf of HomeGrid.

"Certification has always been an important cornerstone of our strategy and a good indicator of our progress. Interest from members and their partners has been growing rapidly," said Donna. "Allion Labs has received many requests for certification from system vendors and we expect to be making further certification announcements in the next few weeks. The plugfest will encourage and underpin our certification program and I am delighted that we are able to offer this opportunity to our members. I am looking forward to meeting so many of the key players in HomeGrid Forum's development. It will also give me a chance to get to know the Asian market first-hand, as this is one of our key geographies and is making great strides in deploying for in-home networks."

HomeGrid Forum will be back in Taipei in June for Computex, June 02-06, 2015, where the organization will show its wares at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition on Booth G0528 in Hall 3 and hold a press conference on June 3rd at Conference Room #2, Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition.

About HomeGrid Forum
HomeGrid Forum (HGF) is an industry alliance that brings together the world's best in technology innovators, silicon vendors, system manufacturers and service providers to promote, a globally recognized gigabit home networking technology based on ITU-T standards. Over 70 members promote the global adoption of, a single unified, multi-sourced networking technology -- over coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber -- while continuing to support HomePNA deployments and their transition to HomeGrid Forum provides silicon and system certification through a strict compliance and interoperability testing program. For more information on HomeGrid Forum, please visit our website at

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