Panasonic is starting to license HD-PLC patents and technologies. Seems you license everything, including software and chip IP.
It seems to HAN Fan that Panasonic had no choice now HD-PLC is the sister PHY to HPAV in the IEEE 1901 standard--which, unlike HP-PLC, truly open. This is good news for all home network lovers.
Two additional interesting titbits of information from the press release;
- Panasonic says HD-PLC has more than 85% in the Japanese PLC market.
This can be compared with HomePlug AV which has about the same percentage in the rest-of-the-world.
- Panasonic estimates that at least 50 million sets of HD-PLC products will be sold in the world by 2015.
HAN Fan thinks thinks it would be great to have PLC in all TVs by 2015.