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Vector smart home showcase - Auckland city

posted Oct 10, 2010, 3:42 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Oct 10, 2010, 3:50 PM ]
[Vector's perspective on smart homes, smart appliances, co-generation and home energy efficiency]

"Welcome to homes of the future"

"Inside a substation on the Auckland waterfront, in a room that could be mistaken for a trendy loft apartment, Vector has gathered together some of the gadgets that it hopes will soon grace the home of the future"

"The generators and appliances are controlled using software developed by Vector, displayed on a flat panel television or accessed via an iPad"

"Chief executive Simon Mackenzie said ultrafast broadband wasn't essential for any of the applications and Vector would pursue the vision – now often referred to as a "smart grid" – whether or not it came out on top in the Government's ultrafast broadband initiative"