On-Ramp Wireless Signs Smart Grid Reseller Agreement with SAIC

  • Posted on: 25 August 2011
  • By: chw staff

On-Ramp Wireless has announced that it has signed an agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to become a value added reseller and systems integrator of On-Ramp's Ultra-Link Processing(ULP) wireless systems in North America and the UK. As SAIC deploys Smart Grid as a Service (SGS) for utility customers, this agreement will enable the companies to offer complete system solutions to address all aspects of the Grid, from Smart Meter/AMI to Distribution Automation and risk mitigation applications.

SAIC delivers end-to-end Smart Grid solutions through skilled systems engineering, power engineering, information technology (IT), communications, data analytics, and cybersecurity to power utilities. SAIC helps its customers manage the entire IT infrastructure, and On-Ramp's secure ULP wireless platform will enable SAIC to deploy and manage large scale solutions at a fraction of the cost of competing systems. SAIC will be utilizing the growing ecosystem of devices based on the ULP technology.

"The ability to remotely monitor devices across large geographic areas and challenging radio environments is a key requirement within the Smart Grid," said Mark Fronmuller, SAIC's Energy IT and Smart Grid operations manager. "Our combined offering will help address coverage and capacity challenges that are common with Smart Grid installations."

"Joining forces with SAIC and tapping into its world class capabilities reinforces On-Ramp's strategy to build a strong ecosystem of industry leaders, capable of delivering complete solutions based on ULP technology," said Joaquin Silva, President and CEO of On-Ramp. "This is another key step in executing our strategy -- working with others to proliferate and accelerate market penetration of our ULP technology."

With several high profile projects already in development, On-Ramp is poised to meet the ever-changing demands and challenges of the Smart Grid.