Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Verizon Wireless: We’ve Got An Open IP Smart Grid Network, Too - Earth2Tech

Ambient has developed an “X-3100 smart grid node” that can extend Verizon Wireless’ 3G network via communications standards Wi-Fi, power line carrier, Zigbee and WiMAX communications technology. In other words the companies are saying that utilities that sign up for their open IP smart grid network will, like other open IP networks, be able to connect to the common IP broadand standards. But of course, utilities will be using 3G for the backbone of the network, which is not an open IP network.

More: Earth2Tech

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