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Devolo announces HomePlug Green PHY Module for E-Mobility

devolo is addressing the growing E-mobility market with its HomePlug Green PHY modules and solutions.

PRLog - Oct. 25, 2012 - Devolo announces HomePlug Green PHY Module for E-Mobility

24 October 2012
– devolo is addressing the growing E-mobility market with its HomePlug Green PHY modules and solutions.

According to the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC), there will be around 1.7 million electric vehicles on the road in the UK by 2020. HomePlug Green PHY was established as a Europe-wide standard for data communications between charging points and electric vehicles and, as a member of the HomePlug Alliance, devolo has played a crucial role in drafting the standard. Charging point manufacturers and the automobile industry have now settled exclusively on this reliable standard, which guarantees seamless and secure data communication.

As the only global manufacturer of HomePlug Green PHY modules, devolo is expected to deliver volume shipments of certified modules by December 2012. In addition to a charging point communication, devolo HomePlug Green PHY modules also enable ground-breaking new services such as billing, authentication and data exchange with in-vehicle electronics.

devolo provides HomePlug Green PHY units starting in December 2012

devolo’s compact dLAN HomePlug Green PHY modules can be integrated easily and cost-effectively into existing charging points in accordance with the small-footprint standard. Manufactured and inspected to meet all relevant standards for charging system communication, devolo ensures maximum reliability thanks to its certified manufacturing process.

The standard for  vehicle charging communication and additional services

dLAN HomePlug Green PHY modules guarantee stable and secure communication between electric vehicles and charging points while the car is being charged. They use the charging connection's pilot line for IP-based data communication, to relay information to the charging point during DC charging.

Both AC and DC current systems will benefit from additional services in the future, which can be implemented using this communication method. Alongside billing solutions for charging point operators, services from car manufacturers can also be integrated. dLAN® HomePlug Green PHY is fully compatible with current Powerline products, which means a smart home will be able to communicate with an electric car in the future. This allows music, movies, navigational systems or contact information from the integrated address or telephone book to be exchanged efficiently.

HomePlug Green PHY as a flexible solution concept

As the global market leader in the Powerline communications, and with more than ten years of research and manufacturing experience, devolo meets the challenges of charging communication in E-Mobility with proven solutions. devolo can offer turnkey HomePlug Green PHY integration for charging point  communication, which can then be implemented directly by the manufacturer to allow a number of future enhancements. The offering ranges from a modular solution for standard communication applications, to a fully integrated HomePlug Green PHY system via DIN rail adapters with host processor utilisation for high-level communication. This unique step-by-step approach to charging point development allows systems to be tailored to customer needs more cost-effectively.

Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG said: "In the E-mobility communication market, devolo brings its Powerline expertise and long-term experience in OEM business to develop existing infrastructures for manufacturer-embedded products, thanks to dLAN modules. As the world's first and only manufacturer of HomePlug Green PHY modules, we can offer them in volume production quantities, and expect them to be available on the market by December 2012."

About devolo AG

devolo AG is the leading European company on the market in Powerline communication solutions. The company's core product is dLAN®, a technology that allows flexible networks using existing wiring like electrical and coaxial lines. Powerline solutions are employed in private households as well as commercial environments and they lead the way in future-oriented energy data distribution and home automation. devolo invests its development resources into improving dLAN® technology through its own patented solutions. The globally operating company has been the world market leader in the Powerline segment since 2009. Numerous top-product test reviews and distinctions, not to mention over 16 million shipped adapters, substantiate devolo's success. Through sustainable market practices, devolo upholds its responsibility to customers, employees and the environment.

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