January Clearance Blowout ends 1/14“Every once in a while we’re given powerful insights into systems that could be game changers – and while not apparently sexy at the moment, Apple surprises us with a peek at their coming Smart Home Energy Management Dashboard System that packs a punch,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Apple’s patent reviews technology related to this system that many simply know as HomePlug Powerline Networking. HomePlug Powerline Networking turns every power outlet in your home or office into a conduit for audio, video and data,” Purcher reports.

“Wireless technologies could be prone to dead-spots and fading – but with HomePlug certified adapters you just plug them in and within minutes you have high speed internet coming out of every plug in the house. You could do the same thing for HDTV and iTunes,” Purcher reports. “Get ready folks, because this looks like Apple is ramping this up for sometime in the near future. And, let it be said, could be yet another tablet application.”

Read much more in the full article, including patent application illustrations, here.