power-line carrier

power-line carrier

[′pau̇·ər ‚līn ‚kar·ē·ər]
(electricity)
The use of transmission lines to transmit speech, metering indications, control impulses, and other signals from one station to another, without interfering with the lines' normal function of transmitting power.
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Initially, both power-line carrier and wireless control systems were considered; however, after the power-line carrier controlled luminaires produced delayed responses, all luminaires were fitted with wireless controls.
For instance, the company's automation products will support Microsoft's Simple Control Protocol (SCP), a power-line carrier technology that Microsoft hopes will replace the familiar X10 and CEBus devices, if and when it becomes available.
The utility is able to send power-line carrier (PLC) signals to dim lighting based on the utility system's coincident peak which, in this case, happens to be different from the customer's building peak.
The product line will initially include traditional Ethernet and home phone line networking kits, with radio frequency and power-line carrier kits to follow.