Verizon Wireless and Ambient Corp. are partnering on a joint marketing agreement to facilitate the deployment of smart grid projects around the country. The projects will allow utilities to transmit data from both residential and commercial meters over Verizon's network to the utility companies' in-house systems.
Ambient's X-3000 node, running on Verizon Wireless' network provides the communications platform that enables data from residential and commercial smart meters, appliances and other applications to be transported via IP-based technologies over a utility's smart grid system. This platform allows for two-way efficient collection, analysis and management of energy data to promote more reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly operations.
Verizon says its network provides Ambient's X-3000 with a reliable and secure data communications backhaul for the Ambient smart grid platform, which is designed to support such services as advanced metering infrastructure, energy management, real-time pricing, demand side management/direct load control and system monitoring.
SOURCE: Ambient Corp.