The PLCforum Association is proud to present the following list of its members and guests:



APTEL Brazil PLCforum
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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering covering all the fields relevant with telecommunications systems and networks, power systems, computers (hardware and software issues), multimedia services, electronics etc.

Arteche
ARTECHE Group was founded in 1946 and since then has always been involved in the field of electrical measurement and protection. ARTECHE manufactures and provides PLC couplers and solutions for Medium Voltage power lines. ARTECHE is a private company with a total number of 1100 employees. Approximately the 15% of the staff are qualified engineers and scientists, with high experience in the field of industrial design, production, quality control and market research. ARTECHE dedicates a 5% of its billing to the R&D programs and atrives continuously for technological innovation. It has large teams of engineers at all its plants that work actively with the R&D centres and universities.

Avisto Telecom
Avisto Telecom is an innovative supplier of software services and products for the TeleManagement of Telecom Equipment, Networks and Services to Operators and Telecom Suppliers. Avisto Telecom markets NemSiS Powerline a Network Management System for standards based PLC equipment such as HomePlug V1.

Dresden University of Technology
At the Chair for Telecommunications, Dresden University of Technology, 16 staff members (9 PhD students) are involved in research and education in the areas of PLC, B-ISDN, LAN and especially broadband WANs, PABXes, modelling and performance evaluation of communications systems, traffic theory and traffic engineering, design of modern MAC protocols and routing mechanisms, and network planning and optimisation.

Electrical Technology Institute, ITE
Profile soon available.
 
EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL) is one of the two high engineering Universities of Switzerland. The EMC Group belongs to the Power Systems laboratory and has over 25 years of activity both in EMC teaching and research.

EPRI - China Electric Power Research Institute
Established in 1951, there are more than 1,500 employees, China Electric Power Research Institute (abbr. CEPRI) is the high-tech enterprise wholly invested by State Grid Corporation of China. As leader of Chinese high-speed PLC-tech, CEPRI has successively developed 2Mbps, 14Mbps, 45Mbps PLC systems, and deploy more than 10,000 sets. We are now responding to constructing standards about this field for State Grid, it would make great basis for commercialization of high-speed PLC in China. We would like to collaborate with worldwide corporations to promote PLC tech in China.
 

ETSI - The European Telecommunications Standards Institute
Based in Sophia Antipolis (France), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is officially responsible for standardization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) within Europe. These technologies include telecommunications, broadcasting and related areas such as intelligent transportation and medical electronics. ETSI unites almost 700 members from 55 countries inside and outside Europe, including manufacturers, network operators, administrations, service providers, research bodies and users ñ in fact, all the key players in the ICT arena. ETSI plays a major role in developing a wide range of standards and other technical documentation as Europe's contribution to world-wide ICT standardization. This activity is supplemented by testing services and other specialisms. ETSI's prime objective is to support global harmonization by providing a forum in which all the key players can contribute actively. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Commission and the EFTA secretariat.

HIBAT (Herning Institute of Business Administration and Technology)
Centre for Powerline Communications (CPC) has been established as a Danish competence centre at Herning Institute of Business Administration and Technology, for securing Danish companies a leading position within the use of powerline technology. The centre will collect, develop and communicate knowledge about powerline technology for the benefit of companies, educational institutions and the consumers. In this connection, implementation is the key word. As a knowledge and competence centre, CPC will:
. Collect, develop and communicate PLC-knowledge
. Create new courses
. Create networks
. Develop prototypes
. Make innovation platforms available
. Participate in innovative development processes
. Provide functional testing
. Support/affect standards
CPC incorporates the PLC technology in three main areas, namely the building industry/building material industry, the electronic industry and industrial process control, including the power distribution sector. Within these areas, CPC focuses on control/regulation, robustness and embedded.

Instituto Balseiro - CNEA
Profile coming soon


Itochu
Since its foundation in 1858, ITOCHU Corporation has expanded the scope of its business from import, export and to a wide range of business from natural resource development to consumer goods, and including trading, logistics, financing, investment, project planning and other integrated domestic and international business activities with offices in over 80 countries in the field of: Plant, Automobile & Industrial Machinery / Aerospace, Electronics & Multimedia / Textile / Energy, Metals & Minerals / Chemicals, Forest Products & General Marchandise / Food / Finance, Realty, Insurance & Logistics Services.

KHBO
The laboratory for EMC has been established since 1984 at the Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge Oostende (KHBO), within the department of electronic engineering. Since a few years, KHBO is associated with KULeuven. The EMC laboratory has a staff of 5 people, involved in both measuring and testing against EMC requirements of equipment, and in research. The research interest is mainly with the following domains: shielding materials and enclosures, design of electronic systems against EMC, and especially about Integrated Circuits and in-situ testing of large machines using alternative testmethods. The lab expanded recently into an engineering support centre FMEC (Flanders' Mechatronics Engineering Centre) for testing on accelareted lifetime for mechanical constraints of electronic systems. Recently, the lab has been involved in the EMC discussion about PLC.

LEA
Established in year 1999, LEA S.A. is a world class and ISO9001 certified supplier of ADSL/VDSL splitters and PLC (Power Line Communications) solutions for the Broadband wireline market. LEA S.A. is headquartered in Cesson Sevigné in France where is located a major part of the French telecommunication industry, and is an active participant in the standardization of xDSL technologies - within Global Telecommunications Standards bodies - and notably within the DSL Forum, the ETSI TM6/ATAC committee and the US6ANSI T1E1 organisation. LEA is currently offering xDSL interoperability testing.

LINZ AG for Energy, Telecommunications, Transport and Community Services
LINZ AG is run as an active management holding with four strategic subsidiaries and one service-rendering company.  LINZ AG-Holding was founded principally as a response to liberalisation of the markets supplying electrical power. A market-oriented combine was created, one abreast of the times, which would reduce costs and ensure profits through utilisation of synergy potentials.  In addition, a basis was simultaneously established for its organisation as a "multi-utility" supplier.

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
itsubishi Materials Corporation has been around in various guises since the late 1800's. However it was not created under its new designation until December, 1990, with the merger between Mitsubishi Metal Corporation and Mitsubishi Mining and Cement Co., Ltd. The Mitsubishi Metal Corporation grew out of 1950 allied break-up (essentially the separation of coal and metal mining interests) of the old Mitsubishi Mining Company. The original compay was formalized in 1918 but traces it's ancestry back as far as 1871. From the time of the split, for a full forty years, Mitsubishi Metal Corporation and Mitsubishi Mining (became Mitsubishi Mining and Cement Co. Ltd. in 1973) forged their futures alone, only to recombine their individual strengths and re-establish the original partnership in 1990 under the name, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation.

Open University (Head Power Systems Communications Research Group)
Head Power Systems Communications Research Group, Faculty of Technology, The Open University, Altrincham Road, Manchester, England, Research into all aspects of low and high frequency power communications, research group consists of two research fellows and eight doctoral research students. The group hold membership of the key committees concerned with the development of power communicartion systems in the BSI, Cenelec, ETSI, the IEC and CISPR to gether with the IEEE Power engineering society. We collaborate with many companies who support our reseach and are full members of the recently launched successfull 6th framework Research programme, OPERA.

PLCA
PLCA is an independent, utility-driven organization. We promote power line communications as a viable means of high-speed, broadband delivery to millions of homes and businesses through out North America.

PLC-J
The PLC-J, established on March 1, 2003, is an alliance of companies, organizations and individuals with the aim of developing coexistence technology with existing communication systems, upgrading technology for power line communication, and rapidly implementing high speed power line communication.

Premo SA
Premo SA is manufacturing magnetics since 1962. A highly competent team, with the best equipment will assure the quality and technology level our customers need.
Premo SA is a World Class supplier of inductive components, with a range of products from surface mount inductors to 3-Phase transformers rated at up to 200A. Our products are used in all industry sectors, including Automotive, Telecommunications and Power Management Systems.
 
PUA (the PLC Utilities Alliance)
The "PLC Utilities Alliance" (PUA) is an international association of European Utilities with more of 100 million clients (EDF, EDP, EEF, Endesa, ENEL, Iberdrola, and Unión Fenosa). Its main objectives are to develop a common position to obtain a favourable environment for PLC development, to raise awareness about the PLC opportunity and to support PLC equipment R&D.
 
Schaffner EMV AG
Schaffner is the international leader in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), focusing on high-growth sectors such as automotive, building automation, industrial and consumer electronics, aerospace, medical technology, power supplies, telecommunications and transportation as well as the public sector. The Schaffner Group develops, produces and markets standard and customer-specific components, modules, test systems and test facilities. As a global provider, Schaffner strives to secure and expand on its leading market positions through a program of innovation, a constant drive for quality, cost-efficient practices and customer-focused logistics.
 
SENELEC
Profile soon available.
 

SPiDCOM Technologies
SPiDCOM Technologies is a fabless semi-conductor company specialised in the design of Chips and Modules for very High-Speed Powerline Communication solutions. SPiDCOM targets OEM/ODM manufacturers who want to integrate into their products a high-speed, flexible and configurable solution supporting any broadband service such as Internet, VoIP, Video on Demand, basic LAN connections, online games, digital audio and HDTV streaming. SPiDCOM's product range is composed of the SPC200-e, a 224 Mbps PLC chip, and of different elements which help manufacturers to develop their own products: the SPR200-eth is an Indoor Ethernet/PLC Bridge Reference Design for In-home or CPE applications, the SPK200-e development kit, and the SPiDMonitor, a java application that provides a user friendly way to configure SPiDCOM devices.


Toyo Network Systems Co. Ltd
TOYOCOM has possessed both electronic component, i.e. Crystal Devices, and industrial  equipment business, i.e. money handling and telecommunication equipment.  In order to grow  two different segments, TOYOCOM has decided to take a step forward.  The devices business  will form a new company with the Quartz Device Operations Division of SEIKO EPSON  CORPORATION and the equipment business will be assigned to NESIC for better business  synergy.  For this assignment, the equipment business is newly formed as TOYO NETWORK  SYSTEMS CO., LTD. as of May 1, 2005 and then complete assignment to NESIC on June 1,  2005.  

Universitá Degli Studi di Firenze
LENST (digital signal processing and telematics lab) is a laboratory of the Department of Electronics and Telecommunications of the University of Florence. The Lab is also affiliated to the National Interuniversity Consortium on Telecommunications (CNIT) and to the Multimedia Integration and Communication Centre of Excellence (MICC). The LENST Lab of the University  of Florence has a 10 people stuff plus 8 Ph.D. students and 30 master students (average). Between the LENST Research activities it is worth stressing: CDMA Communications, UWB System, OFDM Systems, Power Lines Communications, Advanced Receivers, Signal Processing, Access and Networks.

Universität Karlsruhe
Universität Karlsruhe (TH), also called Fridericiana, is one of the leading German institutes for education and research - a place, where people from all kinds of different backgrounds come together to take part in university life: students and professors, company representatives and media artists. In this way Fridericiana serves as an extraordinary interface between science, industry, and society.

University of Paderborn
The department of Telecommunications Engineering of the University of Paderborn is beside student education active in many research projects. The main activities are: telematics (vehicle navigation), mobile communications (UMTS, GSM, CDMA) and wired communication (especially data transmission via power line (PLC) on low and medium voltage networks).

UPLC (United PowerLine Council)
The United Power Line Council is an alliance of utilities and their technology partners working together to drive the development of broadband power line solutions in North America.  The UPLC is structured by committees that act on business, regulatory and technical issues.  It hosts industry events and coordinates with other industry organizations to promote the worldwide development of broadband power line systems.  The UPLC is an independent operating entity under the auspices of the United Telecom Council, which is the international association for the telecom and information technology interests of utilities; and which has advocated policies to encourage the development of broadband power line since 1998




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