Cellular backhaul service provider selected for U.S. Navy and Marine Corps AMI


Alex Brisbourne,
President and COO,
KORE Telematics
Reston, VA. U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — December 8, 2008 – American Systems, one of the three providers selected to rollout the U.S. Navy’s AMI program, has selected digital wireless services provider KORE Telematics to provide the cellular backhaul services.

American Systems will rely on the KORE network to remotely collect and monitor energy usage data in Navy and Marine Corps buildings worldwide. Built for the highest reliability and most efficient data transfer, the KORE network transmits data in real time or on demand for analysis and management to maximize mission success. The deployment will facilitate measuring and analyzing energy usage aimed at reducing energy consumption through the strategic allocation of energy resources.

This next generation energy management solution enables the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps to comply with energy reduction requirements mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. With this approach, the Navy and Marine Corps can cost-effectively allocate and manage electricity, gas, steam and water commodities, ensuring efficient utilization of these resources on a global basis.

“KORE network solutions are designed to support just the sort of robust, customized offerings an innovative solutions provider like American Systems brings to their customers,” said Alex Brisbourne, president and COO of KORE Telematics. “We look forward to working with American Systems to help the U.S. Navy and the Marine Corps make informed decisions about their energy usage in order to meet their aggressive energy efficiency missions.”

The KORE wireless network supports a wide variety of applications for government and commercial customers including advanced metering and smart grid, fleet and cargo tracking, freight and valuable asset security, streaming video and image transmissions from security cameras, sensor networks for a variety of applications and the location of personnel and equipment for daily or emergency coordination and optimized deployments.

In addition to network flexibility and reliability, American Systems selected KORE for its ability to support OCONUS (Outside Contiguous United States) service needs through the m2mGlobal® Alliance, a pioneering initiative to provide seamless wireless connectivity on a worldwide basis. As a founding member of the m2mGlobal Alliance, KORE addresses the needs of North American M2M solutions providers that want to quickly and easily expand into overseas markets.

The Department of Navy’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure Program is managed by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) for the Commander Naval Installations Command (CNIC).