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Santa Clara, CA, Jan. 27, 2020– The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® and LonMark International today announced ANSI/CTA 709.8 LON HD-PLC (High Definition Power Line Communication) is now approved as a new American National Standard (ANS) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.
LON HD-PLC is a high-speed media channel for control networking based on the ANSI/CTA 709.1 series of standards. The transceiver signal operates in the broadband range between 2-28 MHz. This new transport media offers over 30Mbps UDP data rates using existing powered or unpowered wiring in buildings and cities, for control, monitoring, and management of networked equipment and advanced IoT applications.
In 2017, LonMark International adopted HD-PLC as the new channel standard for high-speed wireline networks. Based on the IEEE 1901 and ITU-T G.9905 international standards, HD-PLC combines IP-based broadband communication with an innovative multi-hop technology to reliably achieve megabit data rates over several kilometers of cabling (AC/DC powerlines, twisted-pair, coax, or any unpowered wires such as legacy telephone wires).
The new standard provides LON systems with a secure and instant speed upgrade—from just kilobits to megabits—without needing to add or replace wiring.  “The approval of this new standard is a key milestone,” Rolf Bienert, executive director, LonMark International. “The new media type is fully interoperable including twisted pair, powerline, fiber optic, and RF.”
Approval of the new standard was made possible by all of the CTA R7WG13/LonMark Technical Committee members involved in its development, including Adesto, Gesytec, Megachips, Panasonic, Wirepass, Who GmbH, and Vossloh Schwabe. Detailed information is available on the LonMark website. Visit for more information.
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About LONMARK International
Building from a foundation of making complex technologies accessible, interoperable and high value, LMI brings together our members’ collective skills, capacity and experience to identify and develop solutions for the key challenges facing our world today.  A member-based, non-profit organization LMI enables interoperable systems based on the ISO/IEC 14908 and ANSI/CEA-709 series of standards. LMI has tested and certified over 1,000 products and has certified over 1,000 industry professionals worldwide.  Products based on the ISO/IEC 14908 and ANSI/CEA-709 standards are installed in over 500,000 buildings worldwide. LMI remains committed to educating the industry on the value of open, interoperable systems by providing thought leadership, tools, and resources.  For more information, visit


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