Dedicated licensed spectrum and WiMAX technology for smart grid communications


Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — June 3, 2009 – U.S. nationwide NPCS band wireless spectrum holder Space Data® is offering its 930 MHz licensed spectrum for smart grid communications in combination with the FullMAX™ Broadband Wireless System from broadband wireless equipment developer Full Spectrum.

FullMAX is the first sub-1 GHz, end- to-end, wireless system based on the Mobile WiMAX standard. Together, the solution offers utilities their own private wide-area mission critical communications network for real time remote command and control of electric utility smart grid devices.

“The combination of our interference free, high powered frequencies with state of the art WiMAX technology provide utilities with a dedicated private broadband wireless system,” said Jerry Knoblach, CEO of Space Data.

Secure, wide area, broadband communications are a critical element to the successful deployment of smart grid devices in difficult to reach distribution and substation automation locations throughout the electric grid. Utilities also have a need for high speed mobile data to the vehicle for remote intranet access including graphical information and other mobile workforce management applications.

“In terms of grid automation, much of the focus to date has been directed toward automatic meter reading and control. However, real time, command and control of higher level grid devices are of equal if not greater importance in the drive for overall grid efficiency,” added Stewart Kantor, CEO of Full Spectrum.