HomeGrid Forum establishes product accreditation test house with TRaC

The Home Grid Forum (HGF), the main advocates of the G.hn standard, will leverage TRaC as its first test house to certify HomeGrid products.

TRaC will work directly with silicon providers and home networking device vendors to ensure they comply with the G.hn test standards developed by the HomeGrid Forum for standards compliance and interoperability with other G.hn devices.

The appointment of the test house will be a big part of the HomeGrid Forum's Compliance & Interoperability (C&I) Program that's designed to help service providers and equipment manufacturers move to new products based on the G.hn specifications.

Despite the religious warfare the all in one G.hn approach has caused between the HomeGrid Forum and other competing technologies such as HomePlug and multimedia over coax (MoCA), having a third-party testing house will give those service providers and vendors that are developing G.hn-related products some peace of mind that they are contributing to a broader ecosystem to ensure their solutions can interoperate in real-world home network environments.

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