In summary, the power line as communication medium presents unique challenges. Much technological advancement in communications and the increasing need for more intelligent resource management drive N-PLC to its next generation. Significant progress has been and is being made to make the communication adequate to meet the needs of Smart Grid applications. The next few years and the strong support of the industry will be pivotal in making N-PLC a reliable mainstream technology of the Smart Grid.
About the author:
Zeev Collin brings over 20 years of management experience in software/semiconductors and a broad understanding of communications and multimedia products. Zeev is a founder of Montage Systems, a wireless M2M company and technology incubator. Prior to founding Montage, Zeev carried several VP level product development and business management roles at Conexant Systems, where he managed diverse international organizations of over 200 professionals spanning US, Israel, Europe, India and China, and led the development of over 20 successful products generating billions in sales. In 1996 Zeev pioneered the soft modem technology and built it into products delivering $600M after acquired by Conexant.
Thanks to Matt Rhodes for his comments and to Dr. Amir Kamalizad for his art.
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