Overview: The HomeRF Working Group, Inc. (HRFWG) was formed in 1998 to establish the mass deployment of interoperable wireless networking access devices to both local content and the Internet for voice, data and streaming media in consumer environments. The HRFWG, which included leading companies from the personal computer, consumer electronics, peripherals, communications, software, and semiconductor industries, developed a specification for wireless communications called the HomeRF protocol specification. By enabling wireless networks, the following issues could be addressed: (1) the high cost and impracticality of adding new wiring, (2) making roaming with portable devices possible, and (3) rationalizing multiple, incompatible communication standards. The HRFWG was intended to breach these barriers by (1) enabling interoperability between different consumer electronic devices available from a large number of manufacturers, and (2) providing the flexibility and mobility of a wireless solution. *The group was disbanded in January 2003 after Wi-Fi 802.11b networks became accessible to home users. The archives are available at the Palowireless website, http://www.palowireless.com/homerf/.
Specifications: Not available
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Inactive
Last Updated: February 12, 2014