Regional Power Company in US Uses ZyWAN to Improve Efficiency and Deliver Data for Operational Control in Smart Grid Initiatives
Amaro (Italy) – September 1st, 2011 – Eurotech, a leading supplier of embedded technologies, products and systems, today announces a $1.7M follow-on order to supply the ZyWAN cellular router to a regional power company serving more than 2 million customers. The order, to be delivered by the end of 2011,will support the company’s Smart Grid initiatives to wirelessly connect smart meters for residential and business clients and enable SCADA operations.
The ZyWAN cellular router wirelessly transmits real-time data about the power grid. Using the ZyWAN unit gives the utility a reliable, high performance network access point for a comprehensive view of their grid.
This Smart Grid application with the Eurotech ZyWAN provides near real-time management of the end user’s power usage, offering an optimal customer experience while maintaining operational efficiency for the utility. Benefits to the end customer include automatic meter reading without a visit to the local property and notifications of power outages to better manage restoration efforts.
“Utilities that commit to delivering power over a Smart Grid have to be able to rely on rugged and capable systems that enable secure and reliable data flow,” explained Greg Nicoloso, CEO of Eurotech Inc. “The ZyWAN router from Eurotech helps utilities make Smart Grid initiatives come true.”