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Open PLC European Research Alliance for new generation PLC integrated network

S. Alexandres J.D. Muñoz Frías

Enero 2004 - Enero 2006

Financiado por Comisión Europea

Participado por Iberdrola Ingenieria y Consultoria, S.A., Enditel Ingenieria SL, MVV Energie AG, Yitran Communications LTD, Onitelecom - Infocomunicacoes, S.A., Eutelis Consult Italia and Associates - S.R.L., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Universitaet Karlsruhe (TH), Iberdrola SA, Endesa Net Factory S.L., Fundacion Robotiker, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Electricite de France Service National, Eichhoff GMBH, S Electric Powerline Communications AB, Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center Europe B.V, Plcforum Association, Pattern Communications SA, Spidcom Technologie, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Power Plus Communications AG, Ascom Systec AG, Main.net Communications LTD., Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, INESC - Inovacao - Instituto de Novas Tecnologias, The Open University, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.P.A., Advanced Digital Design S.A., Telvent Energia y Medio Ambiente SA, Distribuidora Industrial de Automatismos y Teletransmision SA, , Linz Strom GMBH fuer Energieerzeugung, -Verteilung und Telekommunikation


Power Line Communication (PLC) is a broadband telecommunication technology able to use the electricity networks for data transmission purposes, allowing any user connected to the power grid to benefit from a great number of services easily and avoiding expensive and pollutant new wiring.
The strategic objective of this project is to offer low-cost broadband access service to ALL European citizens using the most ubiquitous infrastructure, Power Lines. Overcoming all barriers that prevent today PLC from being a mass commercial technology that competes effectively with existing technologies through the development of a new PLC generation integrated with existing backbone technologies and EMC full compliant.
All efforts will be focused on obtaining: an improved performance in transmission speed, a ready- to-sell and low-cost product, a complete system specification, an unique international regulation, full inter-operability with existing back haul and in-home technologies and a higher market share.
OPERA will contribute to develop the European Information Society in concordance with the proposed objectives in the plan eEurope 2005 by:
- Increase of competition in access network.
- Fostering Mass Services availability.
- European Industry Leadership.


    Líneas de investigación:
  • *Automatización y Comunicaciones Industriales

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