Vodafone approves Ambient Smart Grid Node to operate on the Vodafone network

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Vodafone approves Ambient Smart Grid Node to operate on the Vodafone network

Greentech Lead India: Ambient Corporation, a global provider of smart grid
communications technologies, announced that the Vodafone Test and Innovation
Center in Germany has approved Ambient’s X-3100 Smart Grid Node to
operate on the Vodafone network. The X-3100 Smart Grid Node has passed approval
process for robustness and security, meeting the high standards demanded by
Vodafone. 

“The Ambient X-3100 has passed the necessary tests
to operate on the Vodafone global network. We look forward to working with the
team at Ambient to enable their customers to realize the smart grid
communications benefits that their platform delivers,” said Sabine
Mueller-Albrecht, head of Department – User Equipment, Vodafone Test and
Innovation Center.

The test result comes at a time when Ambient plans to
extend its offering beyond North America to Europe and
further afield. The Vodafone test certification will help Ambient offer its
Smart Grid Platform to utilities internationally. Vodafone has a significant
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) roaming footprint globally that can enable Ambient
Smart Grid Nodes on many carrier networks.

The Ambient Smart Grid Node is a purpose-built network
device with advanced processing capability and memory, designed to support
electric, gas and water utility communications and applications on the
distribution grid. It provides upstream and downstream high-speed data
communications using a variety of wired and wireless technologies, including
cellular, serial, Ethernet, Power Line Communications (PLC), Wi-Fi and Radio
Frequency (RF).

“Having our node tested on the Vodafone Test &
Innovation Center will reduce our time-to-market, give our international
customers peace of mind, and underscore that it works reliably,” John
J. Joyce, president and CEO of Ambient
Corporation.

Ambient to undertake power quality monitoring application trial
in Europe

Recently, Ambient said it will conduct trial of its Power
Quality Monitoring application and energy sensing equipment in Europe.
The trial will focus on evaluation of Low Voltage Current Sensor
Technologies and how they can assist the network operators in running their
grids.

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