Redwood Shores, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 30, 2012 – Oracle has launched the Operational Device Management application to help utilities manage the change, configuration and inventory of smart grid assets for improved operational efficiency.
Developed to meet the asset management needs of “smart devices” in a utility’s distribution infrastructure, the new software manages devices, such as meters, access points or communication relays and communication components attached to various devices that are too complex for traditional asset management systems.
New smart grid microprocessor-based devices must be managed closely throughout their lifecycle for configuration changes, firmware updates and security and compatibility issues. Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management handles critical functions, such as managing and tracking updates and patches, as well as supporting governance and regulatory audits and smart grid network operations center (NOC) processes.
The application is built on open standards and is therefore compatible with Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management and other third party meter data management solutions to provide complete and reliable smart grid operations based on customer choice.
“The addition of ‘smart devices’ into the utility infrastructure is changing business operations across the enterprise,” commented Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Utilities. “Oracle Utilities Operational Device Management helps manage the intricacy of smart devices with more speed, accuracy and cost savings, which will lead to greater operational efficiencies for utilities.”