Cisco on Tuesday rolled out its Connected Grid portfolio, which could offer routers and switches that can deliver electric power to businesses and homes will better managing energy usage.
The routers and switches, which Cisco calls "ruggedised", are designed to integrate IP communications with grid monitoring. The Connected Grid portfolio builds on Cisco's current lineup for the smart grid.
In a statement, Cisco detailed the 2010 Connected Grid Router (CGR 2010) and 2520 Connected Grid Switch (CGS 2520). The router and switch are designed to capture and analyse data from multiple intelligent devices in the substation. The smart grid gear runs on existing Cisco parts such as its IOS software and network security features.
For more on this story, see Cisco launches router, switch for smart grids on ZDNet.com.