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On-Ramp Wireless and ElectSolve Partner to Provide Interoperable MDM and AMI Smart Grid Solutions
Monday, Jan 23, 2012 2:00pm

On-Ramp Wireless and ElectSolve Partner to Provide Interoperable MDM/AMI Smart Grid Solutions

Solution features both multi-service automated meter infrastructure and distribution automation capabilities

San Diego, Calif. – January 23, 2012 – On-Ramp Wireless and leading smart grid data management solutions provider ElectSolve today announced a partnership to provide cooperative and municipal utilities with a pre-validated, pre-integrated Smart Metering and critical infrastructure monitoring solution. Utilizing On-Ramp’s Ultra-Link Processing™ (ULP) wireless infrastructure system and ElectSolve’s uCentra™ meter and operational data management platform, utilities are able to quickly realize the operational benefits of the Smart Grid while minimizing costs and risks afforded by a simple and secure validated solution which can reach all multi-service utility assets from single wireless network.   The easy-to-implement solution enables utilities to securely and reliably provide service for electric, water and gas smart meters and distribution automation applications in overhead, pad mount and below ground circuits as well as manage, analyze and report the operational data from a centralized platform. The deployment agility afforded by the simple and reliable On-Ramp ULP wireless infrastructure eliminates the need and associated costs of building out a network one meter at a time. Leveraging standards-based protocols like IEC 61968-9 Interface for Meter Reading and Control, the ULP network and uCentra MDM/ODM can reliably exchange data.   “Utilities worldwide will benefit from the cost savings that this pre-integrated solution provides, as it reduces unnecessary field time building ad-hoc interfaces that extend the duration of a project,” said Joaquin Silva, President and CEO of On-Ramp. “ElectSolve’s solution was the ideal match for On-Ramp’s technology, and we look forward to a successful partnership.” 

“This integration has resulted in a valuable solution that utilities will immediately find beneficial,” said Mark Ponder, President and CEO of ElectSolve. “Utilities will realize immediate operational benefits with a pre-integrated standards-based system that is available today for their Smart Grid initiatives.” 

About On-Ramp Wireless -  On-Ramp Wireless has developed the first wireless system purpose-built to efficiently connect billions of hard-to-reach devices in metro scale and other challenging environments. On-Ramp’s field-proven Ultra-Link Processing™ system enables low-power monitoring and control applications within Smart Grid, water efficiency, industrial sensing, and location tracking. Operating in un-licensed spectrum, our signal processing innovation finds weak signals even in high noise environments, yielding extreme coverage, immunity to high interference, and significantly lowers cost. For more information, visit www.onrampwireless.com.

About ElectSolve -   ElectSolve is a full service provider of technical, management and consulting services and technology platforms for Smart Grid control, monitoring and automation. Since 1999, ElectSolve has helped electric, water and gas utilities maximize the return on their technology investment dollars.  ElectSolve’s flagship product, uCentra™ Operational Data Management System (ODMS), is a proven and vendor neutral next-generation meter data management system (MDMS) that provides an integration platform for AMI/AMR, CIS, SCADA, OMS, EA/GIS, demand response and distribution automation management systems. uCentra™ provides full 360-degree view of all operational data with centralized management, analysis, and reporting. For more information, visit: www.ElectSolve.com

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