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Smart Plug Meter for Home Area Network (HAN) Energy Management by Future Energy Solutions

Montreal, Canada ( ForPressRelease ) April 20, 2012 - Future Energy Solutions, a leading provider of components and engineering solutions for the smart grid and home area network, has published a video discussing and demonstrating the benefits of the Freescale/Synapse Plug Meter for home area network (HAN) energy management.

The Smart Plug Meter, which supports a network of up to 256 plug meters, displays energy measurement data and manages energy usage via a wireless mesh networking module from Synapse and a solid-state relay. The reference design provides an "all-in-one-solution," as described by Nathan Lee, Technical Marketing Manager for Future Energy Solutions as he discusses the device on the video with Bruno Baylac, Director of Medical, Metering & Connectivity for the Microcontroller Solutions Group at Freescale Semiconductor.

The Smart Plug Meter( ) is one of the latest power measurement reference designs for smart homes, taking advantage of smart grid and home area network( ) technology to enable load control and accurate energy measurement.

"As the benefits of smart appliances and smart grid energy management( ) continue to increase, the popularity of products such as the Smart Plug Meter will keep growing faster and faster as smart buildings become more mainstream by the day," said Richard Ankcorn, Strategic Business Manager for Future Energy Solutions.

The Smart Plug Meter video can be viewed at: ( Additional information about smart appliances, smart homes, along with power measurement and energy management can be found at

About Future Energy Solutions

Future Energy Solutions is a division of Future Electronics, the third largest electronic components distributor in the world. Both companies operate in 169 locations in 42 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Each region offers a state-of-art distribution center for component supply chain logistics as well as System Design Centers for custom designs and turnkey requirements.

Future Energy Solutions is a leading provider of components and engineering solutions vital to companies in the energy sector. We provide engineering resources, component and board-level design support along with supply chain logistics to promote and support the implementation of energy efficiency and alternative energy.

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Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671


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