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CES2009: Panasonic to Demo ‘Powerline’ Prototypes

The HD-PLC Alliance at next week's 2009 International CES in Las Vegas will be showing some innovative ways for home appliances and people to keep in touch with one another during the recharge stages of future electric vehicles.
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The HD-PLC Alliance at next week's 2009 International CES in Las Vegas will be showing some innovative ways for home appliances and people to keep in touch with one another during the recharge stages of future electric vehicles. Panasonic plans to use the Las Vegas showcase to demo a prototype networking scheme that connects electric cars to home devices using electrical home or office powerline infrastructure already in place.

The research project permits consumers inside the home, among other things, to check on electric vehicles as they are being recharged, using appliances plugged into the dwelling's electricity source, according to the HD-PLC Alliance, which will have other powerline-centered prototypes also on display. Another system includes an HD-PLC adapter for security cams and for electricity-based home monitoring systems.

HD-PLC (High-Definition Powerline Communications) is a technology developed a few years ago by Panasonic (then known as Matsushita) that taps into existing home electricity wiring to send/receive data. (It as first demo-ed at NAB2004). It currently competes with two other projects to become a home powerline-data standard: the HomePlug Powerline Alliance; and Universal Powerline Association.