Accenture has named Paul Daugherty chief technology architect and Gavin Michael chief technology innovation officer. Both executives will report to Kevin Campbell, group chief executive of Technology. The appointments become effective July 1.
Metrum’s ZigBee certified smart meter products are finally hitting the market this month. Via their November 2010 agreement, Metrum Technologies is using Murata Wireless Solutions to enable their Advanced Meter Infrastructure and Home Area Network products.
On Monday, June 13, the Obama Administration is hosting e media event dubbed Building the 21st Century Electric Grid that will detail new initiatives designed to implement a smart electric grid in the United States, including the role IT will play. The report also outlines what it will take for lawmakers and the private sector to come together to solve this aspect of the energy challenge.
Ember has unveiled plans to release its Internet Protocol (IP)-based low-power wireless networking stack for smart metering and smart grid applications.
Semitech Semiconductor’s SM6401 power line communications (PLC) System on Chip (SoC) is being used by GK Smart Energy Solutions for its Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment in Europe.