Landis+Gyr Announces Certification of the RuggedMAX WiMAX
January 188, 2011 – Landis+Gyr announced it has successfully verified compatibility of its Gridstream advanced metering solution with the RuggedMAX WiMAX wide area network from RuggedCom.
This capability allows Gridstream customers to use the RuggedMAX solution to communicate with Gridstream data collectors. In the Gridstream solution, wide area networks are used to transport information between data collectors and head-end servers located at the utility or Landis+Gyr’s data center.
RuggedMAX is a high power WiMAX base station that is ideally designed for data backhaul from advanced metering, distribution automation and SCADA systems. Operating in both the 3.65 GHz (FCC and IC) and 1.8 GHz (IC) spectra, RuggedMAX meets requirements in the United States and Canada for electric power applications.
Landis+Gyr delivers innovative end-to-end communications solutions to the industry, and the Gridstream integration with WiMax represents the next step of delivering a multi-technology network to utilities.
“Gridstream is an interoperable communication platform that supports nearly every smart grid application, including grid automation and home area networking,” said Jeff Carkhuff, Vice President of Product Management at Landis+Gyr. “We will continue providing our customers with the ability to use and integrate technologies that offer the best performance and cost effectiveness for each application.”
“We are very pleased that our IEEE 802.16e based RuggedMAX solution has been certified by Landis+Gyr as a utility-grade broadband wireless WAN for their Gridstream solutions. We are excited about working closely with Landis+Gyr on select projects to implement smart grid solutions for our electric power utility customers,” said Elik Jaeger, Vice President RuggedWIRELESS.
RuggedCom is a leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications. RuggedCom’s products are designed for use in harsh environments such as those found in electrical power substations, intelligent transportation systems, industrial process control and military applications.
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs nearly 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com.
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