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.
The three main types of whole-home arrangements are low-voltage hard-wired systems, power-line carrier systems, and radio frequency (RF) systems.
* 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.
Additional networking kits will follow, including high-speed radio frequency and power-line carrier solutions.