The IDEA-TV special action aims to exploit the European Home Systems architecture and to promote an early start-up of domestics automation based on managing electricity consumption. The objectives are to:
- identify an innovative Home System terminal based on a conventional TV set that is linked to the electricity supplier via both teletext and a power-line communication channel
- set up a limited field test using demonstrators
- establish cooperation with the appropriate organisations in other member states in order to verify the teletext approach at the wider Community level.
The work will be based on existing European and widely accepted industry standards and on the Home Systems Standard defined in the HOME (2431) and IIH (5448) projects, and will be closely coordinated with the related projects CHIMENE (6196), OPENMAN (7061) and IDEM (6092) in the Home Systems area. It will also take into account the new ECSAS (electricity customer service automation system) developed by ENEL in Italy; the pilot installation phase involves some 100 000 users in a residential quarter of Rome.
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