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Wi-Fi, HomePlug groups unite on smart grid

11/2/2010 07:29 PM EDT
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LarryM99
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LarryM99   11/3/2010 11:05:17 PM
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To a large extent interoperability between these two is a nonissue. Both act as transports for TCP/IP networks, so standard protocols across combinations such as these should simply work. The only thing that I can think of offhand would be QoS or other potential extensions to the standard protocols, unless the Smart Grid stuff uses a different networking protocol set. Hard to believe, but possible. If not, this is probably more of a Marketing agreement than a technical one. Larry M.

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DrQuine   11/3/2010 2:34:51 PM
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Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) are ideal loads to control on a Smart Grid since pushing their consumption into low demand times can level generating loads and save consumers money. What powerline networking standard are the early rechargeable vehicles using?

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_hm   11/3/2010 1:08:00 AM
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What are the advantages to consumer with interoperability of WiFi with HomePlug? How much extra they have to pay as compare this advantage? Did they demonstrated unique applications for this salient features? What happens to current devices with only one of the above option?

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