Streaming the smart grid

By Gavin, 1st October 2010

While mixing up a number of metaphots here, I’m thinking that RTSP and multicast would be very good mechanisms to support smart grid/smart meter infrastructure.

– Lossy is “ok”

– p2p/IPv6/multicast can support the back-channel from a load-balancing, network monitoring and bi-directional messaging standpoint (mashing up with MQTT) for broadcast controls, for localised network optimisation and for back-haul diagnostics.

I’d be interested to how technologies can re-apply to scalable, low-cost infrastructure (a single server should be able to support many thousands of nodes).

Comments?