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1. (WO2011158470) COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/158470    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2011/003262
Publication Date: Dec 22, 2011 International Filing Date: Jun 9, 2011
IPC: H04Q 9/00
H02J 13/00
Applicants: PANASONIC CORPORATION
パナソニック株式会社
UKITA, Yosuke
浮田 陽介
NAKAE, Hironori
中江 宏典
HAYASHINO, Hiroshi
林野 裕司
Inventors: UKITA, Yosuke
浮田 陽介
NAKAE, Hironori
中江 宏典
HAYASHINO, Hiroshi
林野 裕司
Title: COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD
Abstract:
An energy controller (10) is a communication apparatus that transmits, to network household electrical appliances (11a-11c), signals to be used for establishing transmission/reception of data, thereby performing the transmission/reception of the data. The energy controller (10) comprises: a power saving control unit (23) that determines a transmission period such that the larger a differential power value, which is obtained by subtracting a total power consumption value of power-consuming devices including the network household electrical appliances (11a-11c) from the value of a power suppliable to the power-consuming devices, is, the longer the transmission period of the signals is; and a wireless communication IF (22) that transmits, to the network household electrical appliances (11a-11c), the signals including information indicating the transmission period so as to activate the network household electrical appliances (11a-11c) in a period that is in accordance with the transmission period.