[LINK] powerline net access
Fri, 25 Feb 00 16:43:38 +1100
>* Why not use this telemetry system to do other things such as read the gas
>meter, the water meter and hey!, what about the voice network and, gosh,
>even better, THE INTERNET!!!
>In other words, this is a solution to one problem, looking for a bigger
>problem to solve - hence the spin doctors and the marketing hype.
>The alternative, of course, is for a different solution to a different
>problem (ie the Internet) to solve the power companies' problem. Give the
>power meter an IP address and allow the meter to talk to your PC over the
>intra-premises power system - a simpler problem, already solved.
or better still the really lateral thinkers develop transact!
not only does it read your meter, but does a proper job of broadband
technology, over brand-new infrastructure.
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