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Home Network


Application Home Initiative (TAHI)
Developed solutions for issues surrounding connected homes *Now the Smart Homes & Buildings Association

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Consortium for SEP Interoperability (CSEP)
Develops standards for home energy management via wired and wireless devices

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Desktop Linux Consortium
Promoted the GNU/Linux operating system for desktop use *Inactive

Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio (DiiVA)
Promoted the global interactive consumer electronics and home networking standard *Inactive

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
Promoted the development of a home wireless interoperable network *Dissolved 2017

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Energy Conservation and Home Network (ECHONET) Consortium
Develops ecologically friendly software and hardware for home communication

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

HDbaseT Alliance
Develops and promotes a single LAN cable to replace multiple cables and connectors in the home entertainment environment

Home Gateway Initiative (HGI)
Develops and promotes home gateway specifications

Home Phoneline Networking Alliance (HomePNA)
Developed phoneline networking interoperability standards *Merged with HomeGrid Forum in 2013

HomeGrid Forum
Promotes adoption of Gigabit Home Networking through technical and marketing efforts

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

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KNX Association
Develops and promotes the KNX standard

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Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
Promotes distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home

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Project Haystack
Develops methods to streamline working with data from the Internet of Things

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RVU Alliance
Develops specifications for RVU technology including a full-featured pixel accurate Remote User Interface (RUI)

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Smart Homes & Buildings Association (SH&BA)
Promotes smart products and services for people at home, in buildings and communities

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Thread Group
Promotes the Thread protocol to connect home consumer electronics

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Ultra Low Energy (ULE) Alliance
Develops and promotes ultra low energy technology

Universal Home API Forum (UHAPI)
Promoted the Universal Home API specification *Inactive

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks *Merged with Open Interconnect Consortium

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Visible Light Communications Consortium (VLCC)
Develops and promotes standardizing LED communication systems

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Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI)
Promotes wireless uncompressed HD video delivery throughout the home

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Z-Wave Alliance
Promotes home control products based on the Zensys Z-Wave open standard

ZigBee Alliance
Develops and promotes the ZigBee certification

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