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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ZigBee Alliance announces standards activity for smart grid neighborhood area networks

ZigBee Alliance announces standards activity for smart grid neighborhood area networks

Development of an interoperable wireless IPv6 communication profile based on international open IEEE and IETF standards. The ZigBee Alliance announced that a group of leading smart metering and smart grid member companies are developing a communication profile aimed at achieving true plug-and-play interoperability between the members’ wireless smart grid Neighborhood Area Network (NAN) products and solutions. The NAN is defined as a utility’s last-mile, outdoor access network that connects smart meters and distribution automation [...]

SP AusNet chooses Ericsson’s solution for smart meter communications

SP AusNet chooses Ericsson’s solution for smart meter communications

Australian energy distribution company SP AusNet has selected Ericsson to develop and implement a 3G network-enabled communications solution to support its electricity smart meter program. Highlights: + Ericsson to provide an innovative 3G smart meter communications solution in Victoria, Australia + This solution communicates direct to a smart meter over an existing Australian public mobile network + The standards-based approach adopted by Ericsson allows this solution to be replicated on 3G networks globally SP AusNet is extending [...]

STMicroelectronics Brings Smart-Grid Benefits to Life with Industry’s First Smart-Meter System-on-Chip

STMicroelectronics Brings Smart-Grid Benefits to Life with Industry’s First Smart-Meter System-on-Chip

Unprecedented integration and programmable flexibility cut smart-grid deployment and ownership costs for utilities. STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has revealed the industry’s first complete smart-meter System-on-Chip (SoC) that combines precision metering with flexible, programmable processing and PLC (Power-Line Communication) subsystems along with advanced security in a single device. The STCOMET10 SoC delivers unprecedented integration, [...]

Gemalto, Oracle and V2COM Collaborate to Deliver M2M Technology for Smart Grid Solutions in Latin America

Gemalto, Oracle and V2COM Collaborate to Deliver M2M Technology for Smart Grid Solutions in Latin America

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that it is working with Oracle and V2COM, a leading developer of Smart Grid systems, in delivering a flexible smart energy solution. This advanced Smart Grid Platform leveraging Gemalto’s Cinterion modules with Oracle Java ME Embedded and Oracle Java SE Embedded, will help to modernize electrical power delivery throughout Latin America. The unique combination of data security and modular, Java-based solutions will help enable leading-edge smart metering, along with “big data” [...]

Chiasso Choses Paradox Engineering To Turn Smart

Chiasso Choses Paradox Engineering To Turn Smart

From future proof smart lighting solutions, the path to smart city initiatives. Paradox Engineering SA announces the delivery of its smart lighting management platform in Chiasso, Ticino Canton, Switzerland, where the Company has its headquarters. Part of a wider plan that will support the City of Chiasso “turning smarter” and developing Smart Grid and Smart City solutions, the project supports the management and control of the public lighting thanks to Paradox Engineering’s PE.AMI, the Company’s open standard multipurpose platform [...]

France’s smart meter rollout gets go ahead

France’s smart meter rollout gets go ahead

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault announced the go-ahead of the country’s smart electricity metering rollout on Tuesday, with the first phase of 3 million smart meters to be deployed by 2016. The full nationwide rollout of 35 million smart meters will be completed by 2020, with an investment of €5 billion. Announced as part of a new “Invest in France” plan at the Pierre and Marie Curie University, Prime Minister Ayrault said a tender for 3 million Linky meters would be issued by ERDF during the summer. Prime Minster [...]

More investment needed for smart metering in Europe

More investment needed for smart metering in Europe

Around €6 billion has been invested in smart grid projects in Europe, including 281 smart grid R&D projects and 90 smart metering pilots and rollouts, but more investment is needed particularly in smart metering, with an estimated €50 billion required for 250 million smart meters by 2020. Further some €480 billion is required to upgrade the rest of the system by 2030. These figures were presented by Jan Panek from the European Commission’s Energy Directorate at the European Smart Metering Industry Group (ESMIG) and European [...]

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