UPB: Universal powerline bus

UPB: Universal powerline bus

Subject: 
Home
Sub-subject: 
Domotics and home automation
Reference: 
UPB: Universal powerline bus
Title: 
UPB: Universal powerline bus
Kind of resource: 
Scientific methodology and tools
Description: 
Universal powerline bus (or UPB) is a protocol for communication among devices used for home automation. It uses power line wiring for signaling and control. UPB was developed by PCS Powerline Systems of Northridge, California and released in 1999. Based on the concept of the ubiquitous X10 standard, UPB has an improved transmission rate and higher reliability. While X10 without speciality firewalls has a reported reliability of 70-80%, UPB reportedly has a reliability of more than 99%. [Source: Wikipedia]
Keywords: 
AAL, power line communication, PLC, Networks, buses, ICT
Organisation: 
Power Line Control systems
Geographical area: 
International