VERIZON WIRELESS AND AMBIENT CORPORATION JOIN FORCES TO OFFER UTILITIES SMART GRID COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTION

Smart Grid Projects to Use the Network to Read Residential and Commercial Meters and Transmit Data

Significant to the utility industry's move to the more efficient open standards-based technologies necessary for smart grid applications is access to a robust communications platform. According to Mark Bartolomeo, vice president enterprise data sales for Verizon Wireless, the company's Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) 3G network provides a secure, high-speed path for carrying data today and as the demand increases in the future.

Miller Electric Mfg. Co. introduces the Trailblazer® 302 Air Pak™, the industry's first gasoline engine-driven welder, generator and air compressor that meets job site reliability standards. The Trailblazer 302 Air Pak is designed to provide construction, structural steel and equipment repair professionals with a self-contained power source that welds at up to 350 amps, provides 13,000 watts of Accu-Rated™ generator power and 26 CFM at 100-percent duty cycle.

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