Ambient President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Joyce, notes, “As the smart grid industry grows beyond smart meters and attracts more and more energy-saving applications, the need for highly functional, stable and reliable wireless communications is becoming increasingly vital. Qualcomm’s products currently provide us with best-of-breed solution for our nodes. Their inclusion in our smart grid communications node makes the Ambient solution even more reliable and flexible for utilities.”
Ambient and Qualcomm demonstrated the capabilities of Ambient’s communications node using Qualcomm’s chipsets at the DistribuTECH 2012 Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.
For many utilities deploying smart grid networks, cellular backhaul is the most cost effective way to provide connectivity to assets in the field. The certification by Verizon Wireless assures utilities and other users of Ambient’s Smart Grid Communications Platform that the architecture will deploy anywhere with Verizon’s network.
Andy Wood, Director of Business Development for Qualcomm, adds: “Smart grid deployments continue to shift towards cellular technologies due to high network reliability, low latencies, ubiquitous coverage, remote field upgradability, low cost of ownership and a strong standards based ecosystem. Qualcomm is pleased to support Ambient’s product introduction and their close engagements with major utilities in defining 3G cellular-enabled neighborhood transformer communication nodes.”
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