Soon, household users will be able to remotely control household appliances via their smartphone or PC. The Internet-enabled power outlet that supports the new IPv6 Internet Protocol will help reduce energy costs. Developed by researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes and the industrial partner Embedded Brains GmbH, this smart socket performs two beneficial functions: intelligent control and efficient power consumption. For privacy and protection, the data is transmitted in encrypted form, which operates with the AES-128 advanced encryption standard. Wireless control signals are transmitted in the 868-MHz frequency band.