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 (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.

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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PHASE 2 OF THE DEPLOYEMENT BY ENEXIS OF G3-PLC METERS FROM SAGEMCOM CONFIRMS THE ROBUSTNESS OF THIS TECHNOLOGY THAT IS NEEDED FOR A MASS ROLLOUT OF G3-PLC.
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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