[AI] You can switch off power via internet!

Chaodhari, Sanjeev IN BOM SISL Sanjeev.Chaodhari at siemens.com
Mon Jul 16 00:56:54 EDT 2007

Dear list
My instructor of the ethical hacking classes has commented on this news
by saying that, don't surprise if your lights switch on/of
automatically, because you will be 24 hours online.
Did you know a hacker can switch on your selphone if you have switch off
without removing batteries. 
When you don't have any choice, you have a choice to work hard.
Email: Sanjeev.chaodhari at siemens.com
 Or daarshnicsanjeev at hotmail.com
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You can switch off power via internet
14 Jul, 2007 l 0307  hrs ISTlDhanya Krishnakumar/TNN  

  BANGALORE: Imagine you are at the airport and are suddenly doubtful
whether you switched off the air conditioning system in your room. Not
to worry. Instead
of cancelling your flight to save yourself from being slapped with a
humongous electricity bill on your return, simply log on to
www.connectgaia.com. Once
you enter your webpage, you can remotely switch off lights, air
conditioners and just about anything.  

  Connectgaia is a worldwide intelligent network launched by
Gurgaon-based KLG Systel a month ago to optimise and reduce electricity
consumption. Leveraging
advanced metering, sensors, proven IP communication technologies and a
robust IT backbone, www.connectgaia.com works through intelligent
devices installed
at the customer's premises. There is no software to install or maintain.

  The hardware, comprising of 'gaiaeco' and 'gaiacell' units, is
connected directly to the three phase utility supply after the
electricity meter. These
units have power meters that measure electrical parameters both on inlet
as well as the outlets. Gaiacell measures appliance level parameters and
that with gaiaeco via radio frequency. The gaiaeco and gaiacell outlets
are connected to digital switches enabling you to switch power on or off

  To facilitate data transmission between gaiaeco and the website, a
GPRS modem is built into the product. To measure, visualise, analyse,
control and save
the energy consumption, you simply need to login to your personalised
user account. Information stored in the database will be accessible to
you in clear
graphical as well as textual format. And you will be able to draw clear
inferences from the information enabling you to manage the energy usage.

  The electrical parameters can be monitored on a real time basis and
the information can be viewed online.    The website is refreshed every
15 minutes.
It helps in optimising your energy consumption by catching wasteful
practices by pinpointing lights, appliances, computers etc. being left
'on' after work
hours. It can help cut peak charges by reducing non-essential loads
during heavy use times.  

  The system's sensors can also be used to define rules and set
schedules for switching on/off machines and equipment. Explains Kumud
Goel, promoter of
KLG Systel: "Being a web-based solution it empowers the end user to use
it from any where across the world and caters to the requirement of
multi location
offices and industrial units." He claims the system can help you save
upto 50% of your existing electricity bills and related operational

  Connectgaia is built on IBM's communication protocols, database and
middleware technologies. Says Goel: "IBM has been deeply involved in
designing, developing
and maintaining the software for KLG.  This solution has been built on
IBM SOA architecture with its inherent flexibility to quickly, easily
and economically
support rapidly changing business needs."  

  The box, which needs to be connected to the electricity meter, comes
in various models with prices ranging from Rs 20,000-50,000. There is
also a monthly
subscription fee ranging between Rs 300-500.    The customer can choose
the model depending on the rating, or the number of loads he wants to
monitor and


Vikas Kapoor,
MSN+Yahoo+Skype ID: dl_vikas,
Mobile: (+91) 9891098137.
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