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RuggedCom and Current collaborate on smart grid applications


April 24, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

RuggedCom–a provider of communications networking solutions for harsh environments—and Current Group Inc., a provider of grid monitoring/managing solutions, will collaborate to deliver integrated smart grid infrastructure and applications for distribution automation.

The integrated solution will enable electric utilities to improve the
reliability and efficiency of the distribution grid, say the partners,
speed integration of renewable and distributed energy resources, and
reduce technical losses and total load of their distribution system “in a
timely, more secure and more cost-effective manner”.

Through this collaboration, electric utilities will be able to quickly
adopt smart grid capabilities by combining RuggedCom’s IP-based
communication networks (which include the RuggedMAX family of
utility-grade WiMAX IEEE 802.16e-compliant broadband wireless products)
with Current’s intelligent sensors, OpenGrid utility element management
system, and system optimization and reliability analytical software
solutions.

“We believe WiMAX is one of the communications solutions utilities may
consider and we are pleased to be able to offer an integrated solution
to those customers,” said Current CEO Tom Casey.

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