Smart module and motherboard
What makes a smart appliance smart? On the right is a module that GE has developed that allows communications with a home's smart meters. The networking can be done in a variety of formats, such as the wireless Zigbee standard.
When GE releases its demand-response appliances next year, the module will be fitted onto the appliance's motherboard.
July 16, 2009 5:57 AM PDT
Photo by: Martin LaMonica/CNET
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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