Global smart grid efforts go forward

Cisco and Landis+Gyr are defining a holistic approach to the smart grid communications infrastructure that will facilitate the integration of existing capabilities with renewable power sources, plug-in vehicles and distribution automation functionality.

Landis+Gyr and Cisco plan to jointly develop comprehensive solutions for utility customers that will capitalize on the strengths of open standards, such as IP, allowing for greater ease of deployment and scalability, as well as optimized efficiency of communications networks. The two companies will explore joint solutions in smart metering, the utility data center, and wireless and fixed last-mile communications.

In each of these areas across the smart grid architecture, the Cisco and Landis+Gyr solutions would provide data integrity and security across the network. The companies will explore different communication approaches such as wireless-mesh, power line carrier and, over time, other emerging technologies.

For more information, please contact your local Landis+Gyr representative