Energy meter: Ambient Corp., provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced availability of its Smart Meter Communications Module, utilizing Powerline Communications (PLC) technology to connect new or existing meters. Ambient has collaborated with EnVerv to offer a field-tested Smart Meter Communications Module that meets the expectations of utility customers, in line with the specificities of their markets, including Worldwide frequency support for CENELEC, FCC, and ARIB powerline bands. This announcement follows the introduction of Ambient's unique Dual Modem G3-PLC Data Concentrator in October 2013.
The Ambient Smart Meter PLC Module uses the existing low-voltage grid to help minimize infrastructure and operational costs. "We have chosen EnVerv's EV8000 Series technology as one of our communications solutions for the Ambient Smart Meter Communications Module, because it supports multiple PLC standards and enables efficient and effective communications for a range of utility applications, including Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), in-building communications, and Active Energy Management solutions," said John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient.
"We are excited to be working together with Ambient on our EV8000 series of products, which offer the flexibility and scalability for developers to design data concentrators that comply with any PLC standard, and meet the performance, cost, and connectivity requirements for Active Energy Management," said Michael Raam, President and CEO of EnVerv.
Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid® communications and applications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS®; integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services. Using open standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for smart grid initiatives.