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Certicom’s New Certificate Service Secures Smart Meters, IoT Devices

BlackBerry subsidiary Certicom has introduced a new managed public key infrastructure certificate service designed to help device manufacturers and service providers secure their Internet of things (IoT) networks and ecosystems. Certicom began issuing certificates in mid-April for the UK’s smart meter initiative. The British market has more than 104 million smart meters and home energy…

DTE, Vectorform Team on Smart Energy Mobile Platform

Vectorform and Detroit Edison (DTE) have collaborated on a smart energy mobile platform that enables consumers to significantly increase energy savings. The Powerley platform allow utility companies to present real-time energy consumption information to their customers, who can then adjust their usage to create significant energy savings. Previously, utilities could only provide dated information to…

US Utility Installs One Millionth Smart Meter

One million down, three million to go. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) has installed the one millionth smart meter in its service territory since 2013, and is scheduled to install three million more by 2018, three years ahead of the original 2021 end date. Michael McMahan, ComEd’s vice president of automated metering infrastructure implementation, says, “We’re…

Smart Doorbell Doubles as Security Device

This is not your father’s doorbell. Ring is more door butler than simple smart appliance. The user-friendly device includes a wide-angle camera, speaker, microphone, motion sensor and a button that triggers your home’s doorbell chime. When a visitor or delivery person approaches your home, Ring sends an alert to your smartphone that there is someone…

Sensus Opens Smart Meter Manufacturing Facility in China

Sensus has established a new smart meter manufacturing and assembly facility in China’s Fujian Province. The facility was designed to produce 150,000 meters yearly to help meet the region’s growing demand for advanced meters. Sensus president Randy Bays notes, “Quality is the way we set ourselves apart from the competition. This factory builds upon that…

AutoGrid Systems Launches New Smart Energy Platform

AutoGrid has released the third version of its energy data platform (EDP). The solution, which includes applications for customer engagement, grid operation, and revenue assurance, provides a real-time assessment of a utility’s energy assets through expanded core tools, platform services, analytics, big data, and data science capabilities. The upgrades were designed to improve customer engagement,…