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Sensus Gains MultiSpeak 3.0 Certification for Integration With NISC iVUE

Sensus - Sensus, a leading utility infrastructure company today announced that its open standards-based FlexNet communication network has achieved MultiSpeak® 3.0 certification for interoperability with the popular iVUE® system from National Information Solutions Cooperative, or NISC®. more...

Aclara Announces Its Next Generation Advanced Metering Infrastructure Communication System for Electric Utilities at TechAdvantage

Aclara Power-Line Systems (TWACS Technology) - Aclara Technologies LLC, a leading provider of intelligent infrastructure solutions and a member of the utility solutions group of ESCO Technologies Inc. more...

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...
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E.ON IT Embraces Convergys Smart Revenue Solutions across its Group

Convergys - Convergys Corporation (NYSE: CVG) announced today that it has signed a new group-wide Framework Agreement with E.ON IT. more...

CSC and Proximetry to Deliver First Smart Grid Network Management Cloud Service for Utilities

CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) - CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it is collaborating with leading wireless network and performance management software provider Proximetry to leverage its AirSync platform as the foundation of a first-of-its-kind smart grid network management cloud service. more...

Utility Analytics Spending Nears $2 Billion by 2016

Energy Central - North American investment in utility analytics is expected to grow about 29% per year from $552 million in 2011 to nearly $2 billion in 2016. more...

Articles 

By Kai Hui
On: August 5, 2014
A utility with two million smart meters in the field is inundated with approximately 750 million data elements each day - that's almost twice as many data elements as there are tweets floating around the more...
By Harry Stephens
On: June 6, 2014
Almost every company today has access to considerable quantities of sensitive information regarding their customers. As a result, it has become critical to have the proper controls in place that fully protect customer data and more...
By Warren B. Causey
On: May 5, 2014
It really hasn't been long that utilities have been installing ever larger and more sophisticated (and expensive) software systems--CIS, ERP, Work Management, Outage Management, MDM, Call Centers, Telecom, etc. Technology has exploded in slightly more more...
By Arun Krishnamurthi
On: April 22, 2014
Modern energy and utility companies are becoming vulnerable in ways they are not familiar with: via cyber-attacks. A Symantec report in January said that in the first half of 2013, energy was the fifth most more...
By Ashish Kumar Das , Ketan Puri
On: March 26, 2014
Consumer is the most important stakeholder in smart metering program and consumer engagement is utmost important for successful value delivery. more...

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Mobility Computing Solutions - Transitioning to a Tablet Environment

Tuesday Aug 26, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

While many field workers still utilize the clamshell form factor, the adoption of the tablet device within mobile workforces is a rising trend and is gaining considerable ground for a variety of reasons. Attracted to its lightweight form factor and more...

A State of the Utilities Industry Study - What Keeps You Awake at Night?

Thursday Sep 4, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Faced with everything from unpredictable weather to changing renewable energy portfolios to volatile fuel prices, utilities can only be certain about one thing: uncertainty. Energy Central's Sierra Energy Group surveyed 70 utilities professionals in IT, finance, trading and risk management more...

2014 Mobile Utility Week

Monday Sep 15, 2014 - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ

This is a must-attend event for utilities professionals who are responsible for creating and implementing their organization's mobile strategy. Walk away with the knowledge and resources required to implement effective mobile solutions within the areas of customer engagement mobility and more...

CounterIntel Conference and Training - Park City, Utah

Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 - Park City, UT - USA

Critical Intelligence will host our first CounterIntel Conference and Training in Park City, Utah, September 16-18, 2014. Join industry peers, industrial control system owners/operators and intelligence experts to discuss situational awareness and intelligence. Learn how leading organizations are incorporating intelligence more...

ENERGY BLOGS

Fiber cabling comes of age affordably

By doreen song - Fiber optic cable used to be much harder to install than copper cable, requiring precise installation practices.However, in the past more...

Composition of a Fiber Optic Cable

By doreen song - A typical fiber optic cable consists of several components: optical fiber; strand buffer; strength members; optical shield materials for mechanical more...

Fiber Optic Cable Types and Installations

By doreen song - Fiber optic cables are very different from copper cables.Fiber optic cables transmit data through very small cores over long distance more...

Characteristics of Optical Fiber

By doreen song - As countries continue to develop networks for global communication.Fiber optic offers a method of transmission that allows for clearer, faster, more...

The Physical Construction Of The Optical

By doreen song - In recent years, the trend has been to replace all copper communications cable will optical fiber cable.Fiber optic cable communicates more...


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