Control of electrical equipment via phone/internet


by AlexStark
Tags: control, electrical, equipment, phone or internet
AlexStark
AlexStark is offline
#1
Jan28-14, 09:28 AM
P: 1
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum. I'm only 19 years old but I want to major in Electrical & Electronics engineering. So besides some practical skill I've learned from working with my dad I have a lot to learn especially in terms of theory. During my experience I've heard a few companies mention controlling water/waste management stations via internet/mobile phone. I've seen commercials in which a person can control the lighting of his own home and even surveillance from a mobile phone but not something as big as an entire plant.

Is this done anywhere in the world? How does this even work? Regulating water and air pressure through mobile/internet, It seems really interesting to me that one can sit in an office and just click a button to turn off and on or even increase or decrease values to devices.
Phys.Org News Partner Engineering news on Phys.org
SensaBubble: It's a bubble, but not as we know it (w/ video)
WSU innovation improves drowsy driver detection
Faster computation of electromagnetic interference on an electronic circuit board
russ_watters
russ_watters is online now
#2
Jan28-14, 10:20 AM
Mentor
P: 22,008
Sure, most industrial controls these days are digital (computerized), so the location of the front end (interface terminal) is arbitrary. And most interfaces are java or web based, so they can be used on a variety of platforms as well.

Here's an example of a non proprietary control system: http://www.tridium.com


Register to reply

Related Discussions
New Business- HELP! Industrial Equipment and Electrical question Electrical Engineering 3
No phone/Internet for Osama. Dear pundits please explain Computing & Technology 12
DECT 6.0 cordless phone and Wireless Internet - interference? Computing & Technology 2
Egypt Shuts Off Internet and Phone Networks as Protests Continue Social Sciences 16
Good site to buy electrical experimental equipment? Classical Physics 0