HomePNA Taps ‘Turbo Codes’

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The HomePlug Powerline Alliance (HomePNA) has selected France Telecom’s “Turbo Codes” for use in its “HomePlug AV” specification.

HomePlug AV provides broadband home networking, enabling connectivity and distribution of HDTV, digital audio and Internet access throughout the home via existing power lines.

FT said its Turbo Codes “represent a revolutionary form of forward error correction,” providing higher data throughput and increased range for any digital-broadband application.

“We are very pleased to have worked with the HomePlug Alliance from an early stage regarding Turbo Codes," FT director of intellectual property and licensing Francois Jamet said in a prepared statement. "We congratulate them on the significant milestone achieved in entering the final stage of the AV-specification process."