Jason Barton

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It’s becoming more and more of a reality. That’s exciting.

October 1, 2010 5:59 AM PDT

Intel ramps up home energy push with control-panel design

by Martin LaMonica

A prototype of Intel's home energy management panel.

Intel has announced a reference design for a home energy-management device, an attempt to get a foothold in the smart grid business and bring Intel’s chips to your kitchen table.


The device is meant act as a hub for controlling networked appliances and thermostats and to gather information from smart meters. It’s based on Intel’s Atom processor and can work with Wi-Fi and Zigbee wireless devices, such as thermostats.

Intel’s reference design can also access the Internet and display video from security cameras. In the past, Intel executives have pitched the device as a home communications center where family members leave messages for each other. Third parties can also design applications for it.

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October 1st, 2010 at 10:08 am