G3-PLC Alliance Certification Press Release April 2015

April 30th, 2015, Paris, France – Marc Boillot, Chairman of the G3-PLC Alliance: “After announcing  the first certified platforms in November last year for CENELEC A and ARIB, we are very proud to  announce we now also have certified the first seven platforms for FCC! This means G3-PLC now covers worldwide frequency bands which is an important milestone in the development of our global standard. I want to congratulate Renesas, Maxim and Semtech with their FCC certifications and thank our test laboratories for their support! The G3-PLC Alliance has now certified over 30 platforms and products. More chipsets and platforms from these and other vendors will follow soon for ARIB, Cenelec A and for FCC.”


G3-PLC Alliance Announces First Certified Platforms.

November 5th , 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – Marc Boillot, Chairman of the G3-PLC Alliance: “After opening certification September 1st this year, we are proud to announce the first nine platforms have been certified for ARIB (Japan Route B) and for Cenelec A. I want to congratulate Renesas, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments with this milestone and thank our test laboratories for their support! Next to that, the first product has also successfully finalized all certification testing and will be awarded the G3-PLC certificate soon. Chipsets and products from other vendors will follow soon for ARIB, Cenelec A as well as for FCC.“

G3-PLC Certifications

STMicroelectronics Strengthens STCOMET Smart-Meter Platform with Early Certification to G3-PLC™ Power-Line Communication Standard

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced an important new protocol certification and a strengthened ecosystem for its STCOMET smart-meter System-on-Chip (SoC), creating a unified and future-proof platform capable of complying with the major power-line communication (PLC) standards chosen by utilities worldwide.

G3-PLC Alliance Announces the Worldwide Opening of the G3-PLC Certification Program.

September 1st , 2014, Paris, France – Marc Boillot, Chairman of the G3-PLC AlliaŶce: ͞After the interim certification set up in March 2014, the Official and Worldwide certification will now support the G3-PLC™ market, and will secure the tenders launched by the utilities. Certification will guarantee the correct implementation of the G3-PLC specifications, the performance and the interoperability of the products͟.

G3-PLC Certifications

The certification process is available for all current and future members of the G3-PLC Alliance. Certification covers chipsets and a wide range of G3-PLC products including Meters, Data Concentrators and Home Energy Management Systems manufactured by the members of the G3-PLC Alliance.

The G3-PLC Certification Program covers conformance, performance and interoperability testing. Products that have been awarded with the G3-PLC Certificate are conforming to the G3-PLC specifications, fulfilling defined performance requirements and are interoperable with other G3-PLC certified devices. The certification process opens September 1st for chipsets and covers Cenelec A, ARIB (Japan Route B) as well as FCC bandplan. Certification for products is planned to open October 1st.

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Sagemcom has successfully deployed G3-PLC electricity meters with Enexis.

The first assessment of the deployment of G3-PLC meters in the Netherlands by Enexis, for which more than half have been supplied by Sagemcom, has demonstrated the robustness of this solution and its interoperability between several suppliers. 
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The number of G3-PLC Alliance’s members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia

October 14, 2013, European Utility Week, Amsterdam – Two years after formation, G3-PLC Alliance is excited to present the key results of the year.
The number of G3-PLC Alliance’s members increased strongly, with new representatives from Asia
44 member companies have joined the G3-PLC Alliance since its launch two years ago. This is a direct result of growing interest from leaders in the smart grid industry and a remarkable increase of G3-PLC field tests and projects.
Utilities are more and more committed to G3-PLC. Asia constitutes a strong promoter for G3-PLC and a potential market as promising as Europe. Due to this strong interest, G3-PLC Alliance organized an Asian grand tour in June 2013 that allowed for educating 200 executives from Japan and China on the G3-PLC features.
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TEPCO adopts G3-PLC specification for Home Energy Management Systems (Route B)

October 8, 2013 – G3-PLC Alliance participated in CEATEC Keynote speech, Smart house

innovation, in Tokyo, on October the 4 , with METI, HEMS TF, TEPCO, TOSHIBA, PANASONIC,

and WISUN Alliance.

METI and TEPCO announced the selection of WISUN and G3-PLC for smart meter Route B technology through appropriate decision process. It will be deployed for 27 million customers between 2014 and 2024. TEPCO is the largest Japanese utility, with 30% of the market, and, according to the CEATEC event, other utilities are expected to make the same decision.

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