ABB Wireless

Friday, September 25, 2009

GridWeek Update: ABB and Tropos Networks demo distribution automation over wireless broadband mesh network

Successful interoperability testing provides value to utilities seeking smart grid solutions.

ABB and Tropos Networks announced successful completion of interoperability testing for our products used to create smart grid solutions for utilities. This testing demonstrates the importance in adoption of industry standards and collaboration between vendors to help utilities build highly reliable, self-healing smart power grids.

Deployed together, these solutions will provide utilities with a highly reliable, intelligent distribution automation solution, and much more. ABB’s Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) -- reclosers, switches and capacitor controllers, remotely located on utility poles, collect critical information such as voltage fluctuations. GridCom connects to ABB IEDs and information is communicated over the GridCom network, back to a local substation where ABB’s COM600 gathers and intelligently analyzes the data.

The interoperability testing validates the interoperability and performance of ABB and Tropos GridCom. Smart grid distribution automation applications require a reliable, secure, multi-megabit, and low latency IP communications network which GridCom delivers.

For more details, see the news announcement.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Discussing Secure Smart Grid WAN Network Communications During GridWeek 2009


Tropos Networks CEO and other Tropos execs will be onsite during GridWeek 2009 in Washington D.C. to discuss GridCom® IP broadband network architecture that delivers a resilient, scalable, high performance, and secure foundation for aggregating wide area smart grid communications. Join us at the conference to find out how our technology is benefitting a number of utilities as the WAN aggregation network consolidating communications for multiple applications and systems such as meter reading, substation security, and power outage management.  We have relationships with several, industry–leading smart metering and systems vendors including, Itron, Echelon and Elster.

We're a Silver Sponsor of GridWeek 2009, taking place in Washington, D.C. September 21-24, 2009.

White papers about our GridCom advanced communication technology and its security attributes will be available in the press room at the conference, as well as online.

For more information about GridWeek 2009, check out: gridweek.com.