Wireless, developer of wireless solutions for energy automation and
M2M communications, today announced the launch of its advanced metering
infrastructure (AMI) solution which is built on the On-Ramp Total Reach
Network, its award-winning wireless communications infrastructure.
Through partnerships with industry-leading meter and meter data
management system (MDMS) providers, On-Ramp supports state-of-the-art
smart metering capabilities on the same network infrastructure that
supports grid automation and demand response. On-Ramp is pleased to
announce that GE
has selected On-Ramp's Total Reach Network for its Grid IQ™ Advanced
Metering Infrastructure Point-to-Multipoint (P2MP) solution, which
includes GE's proven residential and commercial/industrial meters and
GE's Smart Metering Operations Suite (SMOS). This is another validation
of the benefits of AMI and Smart Grid solutions Powered by On-Ramp.
The On-Ramp Total Reach Network offers unmatched range and capacity,
enabling the broadest AMI network coverage for dramatically less than
competing solutions. Purposebuilt to realize the incredible promise of
the machine-to-machine vision, including AMI, On-Ramp's solution
delivers advanced metering features and standard integration with
billing, meter data management, and other utility systems. With proven
network-wide security, this simple star topology network enables very
accurate network planning, rapid and flexible deployment scheduling, and
lower capital and operations costs than other solutions. With these
factors, utilities achieve accelerated ROI as they migrate from manually
read or one-way AMR systems, without lengthy or restrictive deployment
programs or hard-to-reach meter issues in rural and urban environments.
The lowest total cost of ownership combined with rapid realization of
advanced metering benefits yields the fasted ROI in the industry.
Once deployed, the high capacity On-Ramp Total Reach Network is designed
to efficiently manage two-way AMI communications and readily handles
periodic surges in data traffic such as a wide-scale power outage
notification. The huge capacity of the network means that even a fully
deployed electric AMI solution has plenty of available capacity to add
gas metering, water metering, grid automation and demand response on the
same On-Ramp Total Reach Network.
"On-Ramp has leveraged its proven expertise at secure, wide-area M2M
communications to create the most effective AMI solution available
today," said Kevin Hell, president and CEO of On-Ramp Wireless.
"Utilities are benefiting today from the growing ecosystem of meter
manufacturers and MDMS providers Powered by On-Ramp. No other solution
offers the cost, coverage and capability of the On Ramp Total Reach
On-Ramp Wireless will be demonstrating its AMI solution and introducing
its AMI partners at TechAdvantage 2013 (booth 1253) in New Orleans
About On-Ramp Wireless
On-Ramp Wireless has developed the first wireless communication system
purpose-built to efficiently connect billions of hard-to-reach devices
in metro scale and other challenging environments. The On-Ramp Total
Reach Network enables low-power monitoring and control applications for
Smart Grid, oil and gas operations, water management, industrial
sensing, and location tracking. Operating in unlicensed spectrum, the
On-Ramp signal processing innovation finds weak signals even in high
noise environments, yielding unprecedented range, extreme coverage,
immunity to high interference, and significantly lower cost. For more
information, visit www.onrampwireless.com
or follow @onrampwireless.
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