Asoka Receives Two US Patents for PLC-based Home Energy Management Service

Asoka's HEMS is Part of its Digital Living Suite of Services

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - March 25, 2013 - Asoka Corporation, a pioneer in powerline communications (PLC) hardware and services, announced today it has been granted two United States patents for its Home Energy Management Service (HEMS) solutions.


United States patent No. 8,239,073 is for systems and methods for controlling energy consumption and United States patent No. 8,364,326 is for a set of sensor units for communication enabled for streaming media delivery with monitoring and control of power usage of connected appliances.

"We are pleased to have received these two patents as it further strengthens our position in the home energy management market," said Eric Grubel, president and CEO of Asoka. "This brings our issued patent total to 19. Our other energy management patents have been fast tracked by the patent office, so we look forward to many additional home energy patents being granted and issued in the next six to 12 months."

Asoka's HEMS is part of its cloud-based Digital Living suite of services enabling customers to enjoy the benefits of today's connected home. HEMS enables subscribers to monitor and manage the power consumption of the electrical appliances and devices in their home in real time over the same home area network they use for Internet access and broadband services.

For more information on Asoka's HEMS and Digital Living services, please visit http://www.asokatech.com/dls-sub-page.

About Asoka

Asoka is a pioneer in powerline networking (PLN) technology that enables carriers and systems integrators to provide state-of-the-art digital living services. These include home area networks, energy management services, home monitoring and solar system monitoring. Asoka products have been deployed in over one million locations worldwide and provide fast and flexible installation of high-speed networks by using existing electrical wiring as the network medium. Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Asoka's customers include AT&T, Comcast, Swisscom, Rogers, Motorola, FairPoint,CenturyLink and Clearwire. More information about Asoka can be found at www.asokatech.com.

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