a very good article giving the gist of what PLC can bring in to tomorrows energy conscious world. This technology is really exciting and if used properly can be a win-win for both the consumers and producers of energy.
The word of caution is however about the security of such systems- if hacked can result into disasters because here we are connecting the appliances and power generating devices on a smart grid. It is not just loss of data or loss of privacy and confidential information, it is the appliances which can get burnt, it is the grids that can go out of control - by the actions of those smart hackers.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.