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Orlando's electric utility fights cyberwar

Sep 29 - Orlando Sentinel (FL) - Security staffers at Orlando's utility have been watching for more than a year now as the digital tentacles of hackers reach through the World Wide Web and caress the power provider's computerized operations -- not a few times, or thousands, but millions of times a day. More...

M.C. Dean Named Siemens Solution Partner for Protection Systems, Smart Grid Division

Siemens Energy, Inc. - CIM Automation Systems, a division of M.C. Dean, Inc. has been appointed an "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner. M.C. Dean is the first "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner in the United States. more...

ABB provides Public Power utilities with a broad range of new Smart Grid solutions

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced plans to help empower Public Power and rural electric utilities with future-proofing their systems for a reliable, efficient and sustainable grid. more...
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Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Tendril Partner to Deliver Smart Energy Applications - Companies will present combined solutions at DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego

Tendril Inc. - Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and Tendril® today announced that the companies are partnering to deliver a wide range of smart energy applications to consumers via an array of set-top boxes, wireless gateways and other devices that are already in the home. This dramatically improves the economics of home energy management by providing an economical and operational alternative to special-purpose gateways and other specialized hardware for each application used by the subscriber. more...

Tantalus Joins Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect Program

Tantalus Systems Corp. - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent's (EURONEXT and NYSE: ALU) ng Connect program, a multi-industry ecosystem dedicated to the creation of the new generation connected user experience. more...

Telit Introduces Two Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Based Modules Expanding 3G HSPA and HSPA+ Offerings for Global M2M Markets

Telit Wireless Solutions Inc. - Telit Wireless Solutions, a leading global vendor of high-quality machine-to-machine (M2M) modules and value-added services, today announced the introduction of the UE910 V2 HSDPA and HE910 V2 HSPA+ modules based on Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. more...

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By Rob Adams
On: September 10, 2014
Utilities, like other industry sectors in today's technology-driven economy, rely heavily on networked communications to support practically all their business operations. Among the external operations that depend on the network are advanced metering infrastructure, customer more...
By pradeep pathak
On: April 2, 2014
Communication Systems are used in automation to pass data between device level (sensors, actuators, transducers etc.) and control level (PLC's, RTU's, IED's etc.), between different control level devices, or between control level and supervisory level more...
By Kimberly Klemm
On: February 3, 2014
Utility data communications are facing some important changes as the world of networking communications evolves. According to "intelligentutility" author Kathleeen Wolf Davis, "In late 2012 91% of international utilities said they used fiber to connect more...
By Gal Luft
On: October 7, 2013
Ten years ago, every city between Detroit and Ottawa, including New York, turned dark in what became known as the Northeast blackout of 2003, the most severe power outage to ever occur in the industrialized more...
By Michael John
On: November 29, 2012
As European countries move closer to wide-scale adoption of Smart Metering technology, the need for a co-ordinated approach among product vendors, solution designers, communication technologists and individual utilities has never been clearer. If diverse technologies more...

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