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HomePNA Announces Technicolor as New Alliance Member

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LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The HomePNA Alliance today announced that Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH), a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, has joined the organization.

“We are pleased that Technicolor, as a pioneer and long-term leader in the satellite, cable and telecommunication industries, has joined HomePNA,” said Eran Gureshnik, HomePNA president. “Their membership demonstrates the strong and continuing demand from service providers for HomePNA capability in products that target the digital home and IPTV with triple-play services.”

“By joining HomePNA, we have got access to the alliance's technology, support and certification resources critical to delivering HomePNA enabled products to our customers,” said Michel Rahier, President of Connected Home, Technicolor.

Over 30 million HomePNA-certified products have been shipped to telco, satellite, and cable service providers worldwide. HomePNA is an ITU Standard (G.9954) and is included in the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. HomePNA-certified products include IP set-top boxes, residential gateways, optical network terminals, Ethernet to HomePNA bridges, MDU masters and CPE, commercial test/installation equipment and OEM modules. HomePNA members are listed on the Alliance webpage at http://www.homepna.org/about/members/.

HomePNA members benefit from the technical support, development, standardization and certification that HomePNA provides. Members also benefit from a deep support structure that helps decrease the learning curve and can help minimize the costs for service providers in deploying HomePNA products. HomePNA home networking products are critical components of IPTV services being deployed today by telcos, cable, and satellite service providers of all sizes.

About HomePNA

HomePNA is an incorporated, non-profit association of industry-leading companies and service providers working together to create, promote and certify high-speed existing-wire multimedia home networking technology. HomePNA technology operates over coax cables and phone wires to deliver Internet Protocol (IP) services like IPTV, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data, often bundled by service providers as triple-play services. Founded in June 1998, HomePNA members represent cutting-edge international companies that span the networking, telecommunications, hardware, software and consumer electronics industries.

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for HomePNA
Jenna Desimone, 508-475-0025 x124
jdesimone@rainierco.com

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