IoT- Internet of Things

Can Power Line Communication (PLC) play a role in iOT deployments, especially SmartHome and SmartHotels ?

Jeremy Fernando Founder and CEO of Innovative Smart Solutions and Innovative Data Solutions. Expert in electronics

Last updated on June 30th, 2017

As we know, Power Line Communication (PLC) uses an existing wire for communication but at a fraction of a cost and especially for retrofit installations. Since we need two modems to establish data communication though the each segment of physical wire, it can also be used for our advantage and develop low cost functionality to monitor even critical components in addition to providing command and control functionality. Surprisingly, this technology is the least used technology for SmartHome and SmartHotel deployments in the world today, where my belief is that it should be better suited than WiFi. Appreciate your views, comments and any findings that would enlighten the readers on the pros and cons of PLC.