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Sierra Wireless Receives Top Recognition from Fierce Innovation Awards for Leadership in Smart Grid Communications

Sierra Wireless Receives Top Recognition from Fierce Innovation Awards for Leadership in Smart Grid Communications

Sierra Wireless today announced that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a unique industry awards program powered by the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Sierra Wireless received top honors in the “Smart Grid Communications” category. Judges* evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into existing network environments, and end-user customer experience. Sierra Wireless was recognized for its [...]

Cisco and Sensity Systems Strategic Relationship Delivers Internet of Things Applications Platform

Cisco and Sensity Systems Strategic Relationship Delivers Internet of Things Applications Platform

Cisco Utilizes Sensity’s Multi-Sensor Network Platform to Create Smart Citizen and City Operation Services. Cisco and Sensity Systems, the pioneer of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for Cisco’s City Infrastructure Management (CIM) software. As part of the agreement, Cisco joins Sensity’s NetSense Partner Program to create a joint solution that converts city lighting infrastructure into a distributed [...]

Sierra Wireless Selected as Cellular Modem Provider for Itron’s Innovative OpenWay® Smart Grid Solution

Sierra Wireless Selected as Cellular Modem Provider for Itron’s Innovative OpenWay® Smart Grid Solution

Sierra Wireless to provide 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE AirPrime® modules to connect Itron smart meters in worldwide deployments, providing real-time information to help utilities and their customers manage energy usage. Sierra Wireless today announced that Itron has selected Sierra Wireless’s AirPrime® 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE cellular modules for Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid solutions worldwide. Itron and Sierra Wireless have collaborated to serve joint customers in the energy industry for several years. In selecting Sierra Wireless as a modem [...]

Itron Brings Edge Intelligence with Itron® Riva™ Platform

Itron Brings Edge Intelligence with Itron® Riva™ Platform

New sensing platform puts computing power into edge devices. Itron, Inc. announced today the launch of Itron Riva, its new edge intelligence platform that supports sensing technologies and dynamic applications at the device level. Building on the power of Cisco’s open standards IPv6 network and IOx fog computing platform, Itron Riva delivers distributed computing power, control and analytics for automated decision-making at the edge of the network. It also offers adaptive communications, which dynamically determines the best network path, [...]

Ericsson completes acquisition of smart grid communications provider

Ericsson completes acquisition of smart grid communications provider

Ericsson today announced it has completed the acquisition of Ambient Corporation, a US-based award-winning provider of smart grid communications technology for utilities. Ambient's innovative platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel on a single communications infrastructure. The acquisition increases Ericsson's ability to help utilities maximize their investments in smart grids. Ambient also provides product and software maintenance and implementation services, as [...]

Itron Selected for Linky Smart Grid Program in France

Itron Selected for Linky Smart Grid Program in France

France’s electric utility to utilize Itron as main supplier for first phase of smart grid deployment. Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has been selected by ERDF (Électricité Réseau Distribution France), electricity distribution network operator in France and distribution subsidiary of the Electricité de France Group (EDF), for its Linky smart grid program. Itron will be a major supplier of Linky smart meters for the first phase of the program. The Linky project aims to improve the distribution of electricity in France [...]

Kapsch to Offer CDMA & LTE Wireless Networks to Utilities in Cooperation with Star Solutions in Europe

Kapsch to Offer CDMA & LTE Wireless Networks to Utilities in Cooperation with Star Solutions in Europe

Smart Metering and Smart Grid Control for Utilities. Kapsch CarrierCom has many years of experience in engineering, deploying, and operating telecommunications networks for railways and public operators. The company is now addressing a new customer segment, offering wireless networks to European energy suppliers based on its cooperation with the Canadian company Star Solutions. Star Solutions is one of the leading manufacturers of IP-based wireless networks. The CDMA and LTE technologies offered by Star Solutions are particularly well-suited [...]

Landis+Gyr and Ericsson join forces for smart meter reading in Finland

Landis+Gyr and Ericsson join forces for smart meter reading in Finland

Landis+Gyr, the global leader in energy management solutions for utilities, has chosen Ericsson to provide smart meter reading and related field operations as a service for Landis+Gyr's utility customers in Finland. For Ericsson, this is a breakthrough deal in the Finnish energy sector that underlines the company's commitment to using ICT to meet the needs of the utilities industry. To date, Landis+Gyr has delivered more than one million smart meters to multiple Finnish energy companies - the equivalent of delivering a smart meter to [...]

Utilities – from risky business to smart, successful connectivity

Utilities – from risky business to smart, successful connectivity

Guest post by Angus Panton, Director of Power and Communications at software quality specialist, SQS Group Ltd. Utilities are driving much of the action in consumer M2M – but it’s a disruptive technology for suppliers and needs careful quality control. Players in the world of M2M communications are focusing on one of the fastest growing application sectors: energy and utilities. Consumer-based equipment such as smart meters and internet-controlled heating controls will be rolled out to possibly hundreds of millions of homes to help save [...]

Telefónica selected by CGI to support initial Smart Meter rollouts

Telefónica selected by CGI to support initial Smart Meter rollouts

Telefónica is joining CGI’s Smart Data Service, offering greater choice for connectivity provision to energy firms that are rolling out smart meters, during the Foundation Phase. To date over 600,000 smart meters have been deployed by the UK’s energy companies and CGI is supporting seven of the eight energy firms that have undertaken initial roll-outs. Under the terms of the agreement CGI will integrate Telefónica's communication network with its Smart Data Service meaning it will be able to offer its energy company customers [...]

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