USA: Asoka Corp., a pioneer in powerline communications (PLC) hardware and services, has been granted two United States patents for its Home Energy Management Service (HEMS) solutions.
United States patent No. 8,239,073 is for systems and methods for controlling energy consumption and United States patent No. 8,364,326 is for a set of sensor units for communication enabled for streaming media delivery with monitoring and control of power usage of connected appliances.
“We are pleased to have received these two patents as it further strengthens our position in the home energy management market,” said Eric Grubel, president and CEO of Asoka. “This brings our issued patent total to 19. Our other energy management patents have been fast tracked by the patent office, so we look forward to many additional home energy patents being granted and issued in the next six to 12 months.”
Asoka’s HEMS is part of its cloud-based Digital Living suite of services enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of today’s connected home. HEMS enables subscribers to monitor and manage the power consumption of the electrical appliances and devices in their home in real time over the same home area network they use for Internet access and broadband services.