First product certification awarded by HomeGrid Forum


John Egan,
President, HomeGrid
Beaverton, OR, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 18, 2013 – The first product certification has been awarded by the HomeGrid Forum to advanced networking solutions provider Comtrend Corporation for its PG-9172 powerline adapter.

The Comtrend PG-9172 powerline adapter product is a single input-single output (SISO) model with several plug type options for different regions (EU, U.S., Israel and others). With an ability to support up to 500 Mbps with the highest quality of service over standard home electrical wires, the PG-9172 adapter satisfies all of the requirements of bandwidth-intensive applications such as HD IPTV, VoIP and gaming throughout the home.

The Comtrend PG-9172 adapter incorporates HomeGrid certified silicon, as per HomeGrid C&I requirements. Certification testing and validation was conducted at HomeGrid Forum’s accredited test house, TRaC Global.
“Our congratulations go to Comtrend for achieving this important milestone,” said HomeGrid Forum president, John Egan. “This now takes us across the threshold. With systems certification now happening, service providers have the opportunity to select systems already HomeGrid Forum certified, reducing the testing time needed before trials and deployment.”
“Comtrend is showing the world that the connected home of tomorrow has many exciting prospects,” said Frank Chuang, vice president of marketing. “We are delighted to be first for system certification and to demonstrate our commitment to this advanced and highly versatile technology that will transform home networking.” provides home networking with excellent quality of service over any type of wire, creating a high performance backbone throughout the home that enables seamless, high definition IPTV and multi-media distribution, without the cost and disruption of having to install new wiring.  
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