Cinterion has announced that Chinese base Linyang Electronics is integrating Cinterion's tiny BGS2 in their smart metering products and power utilization management terminals. Cinterion's module provides secure wireless data communications for a range of Linyang products and services including load monitoring and control. These services help power companies and consumers conserve energy, automatic meter reading to simplify reporting and billing procedures, smart grid equipment monitoring and anti-theft and alarm applications to protect assets in the field.
In partnership with private developers Gale International, South Korea is nearing the end of an ambitious $35 Billion project. They have set themselves the task of building a city from scratch with all the essential infrastructure homes, School, offices, hospitals and shopping centres and hotels. Unlike any of the other Korean cities, ‘Songdo’ will be smart, connected and almost self sufficient.
Amdocs has announced the launch of two new solutions for service providers wanting to offer both M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and Connected Home services or either. The new solutions according to Amdocs will enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively enter the fast-growing connected devices market, create new revenue streams, provide a unified customer experience and allow them to compete with over-the-top providers.
Pacific Control Systems, the leading provider of cloud computing services for energy management, today announced the completion of its strategic acquisition of Infotility, a pioneer of Grid Agents. The acquisition brings together two pioneers of using intelligent software agents, known as 'bots', to control and manage engineering systems. It will create a unique capability to deliver Smart Grid services in real time on a unified platform, one that has been long awaited in the industry.
Honeywell today announced a smart grid project that will help SSE plc connect up to 30 commercial and industrial buildings in the Thames Valley area west of London, and temporarily reduce electricity consumption when overall use spikes. This will help alleviate the potential for future transmission and distribution bottlenecks as the peak demand for energy grows. It will also enable building operators to decrease their energy use, utility bills and carbon dioxide emissions.
Featuring the highest energy measurement accuracy in the industry, Cirrus Logic's CS5484/80/90 family of analog front end (AFE) ICs gives designers of single and polyphase utility meters and smart energy products a superior combination of proven energy calculations, flexibility, performance and cost.
FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, will showcase its technologies for a variety of communication applications in the Smart Grid section at DistribuTECH Conference and Exposition. Smart Grid applications that FreeWave solutions enable include transformer monitoring, AMI backhaul, substation automation, demand response, capacitor bank control monitoring, fault detection and isolation, Volt / VAR optimization and distribution automation.
The Microsoft and OSIsoft Worldwide Utility Industry Survey 2012, released today shows a 25 percent increase over last year in the number of utilities companies that have implemented smart-grid technology. The survey also shows that 28 percent of companies surveyed are in the planning phase, but 24 percent still have not started adopting any smart-grid technology. However, 63 percent of participants expect their budgets for these technologies to increase over the next two or three years.
Itron announced today that it has released its first set of specialized analytic software applications built on the Active Smart Grid Analytics (ASA) platform. Each application is bundled with Itron’s Analytic Accelerators and Extension Toolkits, which help utilities take full advantage of their smart grid data.