CableLabs specifications for home security, energy management and home automation (SMA) have been adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for use in energy-efficient Smart Grid networks.

“SMA is an advanced IP-based architecture that can provide a standard platform for consumer Smart Grid energy management today,” said Tony Werner, Comcast’s EVP and CTO, in a statement. “It represents the contributions of many next-generation home technology developers, and is based on widely accepted Internet standards.”

The SMA specification was included in the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Release 1.0 as one of 31 standards that were found to have “strong stakeholder consensus.”

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