AlertMe home energy hardware
One of the challenges in widespread use of energy management tools is getting information from meters and putting it into a usable form. U.K. company AlertMe is developing a system where appliances plugged into smart plugs can transmit data to a central hub, which is the cube-shaped device. The hub makes information available on the Internet, allowing people to control thermostats via a Web portal or smartphone. It's part of a home security system where consumers pay a monthly fee.
November 20, 2009 3:58 AM PST
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| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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