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New Zealand electricity distribution network operator, Orion, has reportedly began a smart grid implementation with a solution from GE Energy. The project, claimed to be the first in the country, will deploy GE’s ENMAC Distribution Management System, which will help Orion monitor the distribution grid and give operators an accurate, real-time picture of power flow, trouble spots and potential workarounds for outages. The project is expected to be finished by mid-2010, and support Orion’s network covering 8,000 kilometres and 190,000 homes. “Finding proven ways to improve reliability for our customers was a driving force behind our decision to kick off this system deployment,” said Orion CEO Roger Sutton. “When severe storms hit, we’ll have the information and capabilities to prevent outages and focus crews to quickly restore power to more people. This is a huge inve... (more)

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of January 26, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! RFID and NFC technology provider RFID Canada... (more)

BPL Global reconhecida pelo 'The Clean Tech Revolution' como uma das 10 to Watch na tecnologia Smart Grid

PITTSBURGH, 26 de junho /PRNewswire/ -- A BPL Global(TM), Ltd., líder internacional em soluções de inteligência de distribuição e de banda larga pela rede elétrica, anunciou hoje que figurou na lista de empresas 'Ten to Watch' do The Clean Tech Revolution (A revolução da tecnologia limpa), (http://www.thecleantechrevolution.com/), publicado pela Collins, da HarperCollins Publishers. A BPL Global aparece no capítulo intitulado "Smart Grid: Creating an Intelligent, Distributed, Twenty-First-Century Grid". No livro, os autores Ron Pernick e Clint Wilder, da firma de pesquisa merca... (more)

BPL Global Named Green Technology Tech 50 Award Winner

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- BPL Global(R), Ltd. (BPLG), a smart grid technology company dedicated to leading the transformation of energy efficiency and reliability, gains recognition by the Pittsburgh Technology Council as the winner of the Green Technology category. BPLG, earlier named one of the top 50 companies in southwestern Pennsylvania's technology sector, earned the additional distinction as one of seven categories winners. The Pittsburgh Technology Council's annual Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania's highest-achieving, most revolutionary members ... (more)

T-Mobile Announces First-of-its-Kind ‘Embedded SIM’

T-Mobile USA, Inc. today announced the first-of-its-kind embedded SIM for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions. Nearly the size of a head of a pin, the durable embedded SIM withstands challenging environmental factors such as temperature, humidity and motion to deliver reliable wireless connectivity. The embedded SIM is ideal for telematics and smart grid infrastructure solutions where environmental factors may reduce reliability and increase maintenance costs of removable SIM-based solutions. The embedded SIM preserves many of the benefits of a GSM-based SIM solution (authentica... (more)

The First Smart Grid Controversy?

Like any new technology, the emergence of smart grids has not managed to avoid some kind of controversy. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with the technology per se, but all the benefits of a smart grid and smart meter deployment is enabling a new set of business models (read charging models) that not everyone is happy about. According to this article in the Boston Globe and nicely summarized in this blog post by EcoEquilibrium, one US utility’s proposed pricing plan is hitting some raw nerves with both users and commentators. On paper, the suggested pricing plan sounds ex... (more)