Cisco Energy Controller
Cisco is aggressively moving into the smart grid with an array of products, including networking gear for substations and data center equipment to process data coming in from sensors and smart meters on the electric grid. In September it bought wireless sensor company Arch Rock, which is expected to become part of its grid networking product line.
One of its big utility deals is with Duke Energy, through which Cisco is supplying networking equipment as well as a home energy controller, pictured here. It's one of several home energy management systems geared at giving consumers more data on energy usage and electricity rates as they change during the day.
December 7, 2010 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Cisco
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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