A smart meter has a wireless networking interface and mesh networking software.
There’s $2 billion in stimulus money available for projects that seek to make components of the Smart Grid interoperable and vendor neutral.
The Federal Communications Commission released its National Broadband Plan on March 17. Among the larger issues addressed in the Plan is the use of wireless broadband to facilitate Smart Grid development.
Smart grid is a generic label for the application of computer intelligence and networking abilities to a dumb electricity distribution system. Smart grid initiatives seek to improve operations, maintenance and planning by making sure that all components of the electric grid can seamlessly exchange data. Smart Grid vocabulary is about electricity and power management, but it's also about networking, data management, data analytics, storage, security, customer communication and privacy. Continue...
OVERHEARD TALKING ABOUT SMART GRID TECH
"The overriding goal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards is to ensure the bulk electric system is protected from cyberattacks." -- Ernie Hayden
Energy IT sees smart-grid boon for data storage The economic stimulus package set aside billions of dollars for smart grids and smart meters, and storage admins at early-adopter energy companies are already managing hundreds of terabytes and even petabytes of data. (SearchStorageChannel.com)
Networking VARs could grab smart grid stimulus bill funding Given that the stimulus bill includes $54 billion for modernizing the nation's energy grid, VARs will have to take a second look at these opportunities, especially since these projects will depend on integrators for networking, storage and systems. (SearchNetworkingChannel.com)
How does SAP fit into plans for a Smart Grid? Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) is about to enable what the utilities industry calls the Smart Grid, an integrated system that will turn meters into two-way communication devices and that means a lot more data. (SearchSAP.com)
- The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information ... (SearchWinDevelopment.com)
- This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...
A network disaster recovery plan is a procedure designed to prepare an organization to respond to an interruption of network services -- such as Internet access, wide or local area network operation and wireless networking functionality -- during a natural or manmade disaster.
A key risk indicator (KRI) is a metric for measuring the likelihood that the combined probability of an event and its consequence will exceed the organization's risk appetite and have a profoundly negative impact on an organization's ability to be successful.
Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those for whom it is intended can read and process it. The term is most often associated with scrambling plaintext (ordinary text, sometimes referred to as cleartext) into ciphertext (a process called encryption), then back again (known as decryption).
Continuous software development is a blanket term that covers several aspects of an iterative application development process based on making each change when it is ready, rather than wrapping many changes into large batches.
Definition: Learn what the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) reference model is and how its seven layers of functions provide vendors and developers with a common language for discussing how messages should be transmitted between any two points in a telecommunication network.
The Internet, sometimes called simply "the Net," is a worldwide system of computer networks - a network of networks in which users at any one computer can, if they have permission, get information from any other computer (and sometimes talk directly to users at other computers).
A domain name locates an organization or other entity on the Internet. For example, the domain name "www.totalbaseball.com" locates an Internet address for "totalbaseball.com" at Internet point 184.108.40.206 and a particular host server named "www."
A static IP address is a number (in the form of a dotted quad) that is assigned to a computer by an Internet service provider (ISP) to be its permanent address on the Internet. Computers use IP addresses to locate and talk to each other on the Internet, much the same way people use phone numbers to locate and talk to one another on the telephone. When you want to visit whatis.com, your computer asks a domain name system (DNS) server (think telephone information operator) for the correct dotted quad number (think phone number) for whatis.com and your computer uses the answer it receives to connect to the whatis.com server.
Definition: Learn what MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) is and why allowing packets to be forwarded at the Layer 2 (switching) level rather than at the Layer 3 (routing) level is important for Quality of Service (QoS).