New smart grid nodes from Ambient


Ram Rao,
Chief Technology
Officer, Ambient
Newton, MA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — October 5, 2012 – Two new smart grid nodes, the MicroNode™ and MiniNode™, have been introduced by Ambient complementing the existing Smart Grid Node™, which has been enhanced with more powerful grid analytics capabilities.

The Ambient Smart Grid Node family now provides utilities with greater choice for reliable and efficient management of multiple smart grid applications through a single infrastructure that utilizes an open IP-based architecture.

“No matter which smart grid application a utility is focused on, there is a need for flexible connectivity solutions for remote devices,” said Ambient’s chief technology officer, Ram Rao. “With the launch of the MiniNode and MicroNode, we offer not only choice in communications technology, but also greater choice to match price performance in the hardware to facilitate those communications and applications.”

The Ambient Smart Grid Nodes are purpose built network devices with advanced processing capability and memory that, along with the network management system, deliver benefits of distributed intelligence grid architecture. Applications developed for the Ambient smart grid platform can be run on all three types of node. They deliver upstream and downstream high speed data communications using a variety of wired and wireless technologies, including serial, Ethernet, PLC, cellular, Wi-Fi or RF. Each node is a modular device that can be configured for different roles within the network and is suitable for targeted or scale deployments. They are easy to install and allow for rapid deployment.

Other news from Ambient is that the company has set up a regional subsidiary, Ambient Corporation (Europe), offering dedicated support to the European market.