CalAmp Supplied Communication System for Smart Grid
Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) has selected CamAmp to supply its Fusion-LTE router for their mid-tier networks to enable broadband communication for Smart Grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and Distribution Automation applications.
Fusion-LTE was chosen as the communications link between the electric utilities’ AMI concentrators and their core communications infrastructures because it has the necessary bandwidth required for secure data backhaul over a Smart Grid installation. The expanded wireless communications capability enhances utilities’ ability to deliver customer service, system reliability, and billing services as well as provide room for network and services expansion
CVPS Chief Information Officer, Jeff Monder, says, “We have a unique and historical opportunity to leverage LTE throughout Vermont to support Smart Grid applications, and the CalAmp Fusion-LTE platform represents a critical element. We are thrilled to be partnered with CalAmp on this exciting project.”
Mike Zachan, CalAmp’s General Manager of its Wireless Networks business. “CalAmp is excited to provide our Fusion-LTE router as part of these important Smart Grid initiatives in Vermont. The Fusion provides utility customers with broadband LTE speeds, multi-network communication options, and the scalability and flexibility to grow their deployments with a utility hardened package.”
Green Mountain Power generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a leader in wind and solar generation. For more information visit www.greenmountainpower.com .
Central Vermont Public Service serves about 160,000 customers in 163 municipalities across Vermont. The company has won the Edison Electric Institute’s national Emergency Recovery Award three times and has been cited by Forbes Magazine as one of the most trusted companies in America for more than five years. For more information, visit www.cvps.com.
About CalAmp CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications solutions that deliver data, voice and video for critical networked communications and other applications. The Company’s two business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves utility, governmental and enterprise customers, and Satellite, which focuses on the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more information, please visit www.calamp.com.