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This paper presents a smart home computing platform architecture that extends smart home network to be compatible for smart grid integration. The proposed hardware architecture along with a tailored software algorithm empowers utility companies and homeowners to communicate bi-directionally with home appliances via a public mobile network to monitor and manage power consumption of home appliances. The platform also enables homeowners to operate, monitor and control their home appliances locally via a control panel and remotely via their mobile phones.
Date of Conference: 25-27 April 2011