CFE sources communications networks for Mexico from CalAmp and Syncom


Monterey, Mexico and Oxnard, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — January 6, 2012  – Mexico’s state-owned electric utility, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), is to be supplied with CalAmp’s Viper brand radios for smart grid applications in a distribution agreement with Syncom International.

CFE generates, transmits and distributes electrical power throughout Mexico’s 31 states and federal district. The utility is migrating from 928-960 MHz spectrum to the 406-430 MHz UHF band to improve system-wide communications reliability. New deployments will also be in the UHF band. CFE is migrating its communications on a region by region basis, a process that began in mid-2011 and will continue through 2012.

“Teaming with Syncom to provide mission critical remote communications and routing equipment to the second largest government-owned enterprise in Mexico has resulted in a significant customer win,” commented Michael Burdiek, president and CEO of CalAmp. “We’re pleased by CFE’s confidence in our technical capabilities and the Viper solution.”

The Viper communications network equipment is aimed for extending IP and serial networks when broad coverage and high level network security are required.