Home area network wireless standard: And the winner is…

June 17, 2010 at 6:15 am

The single most important communications standard in the Smart Grid is the interface between smart meters and electricity consumers’ premises. And the winning standard for wireless links has likely emerged: ZigBee Smart Energy.

As successful deployments of tens of millions of smart meters in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific have shown, multiple proprietary and open protocols work well for two-way communications between utilities and meters. But the Smart Grid vision can’t be achieved without a single, open protocol from the meter to the premise.

Full story: Is It “Game Over” for the Winning Home Area Network Wireless Standard?

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