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Along comes…

Home Automation | Posted by epistasis
Oct 20 2009

Good news for smart home enthusiasts everywhere then I think? This week, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) approved the standard. This seems like amazing news and  I personally can’t wait for it to work it’s way into our gadgetry. If anybody would like to leave some comments on any bright ideas they’ve had concerning the protocol then please do 🙂

“ is the next generation standard for existing-wire home networking (a wired and complementary counterpart to the popular Wi-Fi wireless home networking standard). targets gigabit per second data rates[2] and operation over all three types of legacy home wires: phone wires, coaxial cables and power lines. As the majority of devices in which will be embedded (such as televisions, set-top boxes, residential gateways, personal computers or network-attached storage devices) will be AC-powered, configurations that have at least one power line networking interface are likely to become the most common. This will also facilitate integration with home control and demand side management applications for AC-powered appliances.” (Wikipedia, 2009)