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SmartSynch's Qualcomm-based Communication Platform Enables Creation of Innovative Smart Grid Applications

By Carolyn J Dawson February 03, 2011

Providing smart grids for the utility industry, SmartSynch will deploy its groundbreaking Qualcomm 3G based communications platform for smart meters to offer the first integrated, over-the-air application portfolio for the smart gird. By providing significant time and cost savings, the system offers utilities greater flexibility and control over the deployed applications while allowing remote download of new smart grid applications as per availability.

With the first of its kind deployment of Qualcomm’s Brew MP catering to the smart grid and M2M space, the unprecedented communications platform will help deploy wide-scale, full-system smart grid implementations. Developers and designers will leverage the Brew MP SDK open development environment to create innovative, smart grid applications within a secure environment. These solutions will help drive smart grid objectives such as pre-paid metering, advanced demand response, virtual peak power plant, electric vehicle charging, renewables monitoring, home energy management, lighting control, voltage conservation, premise load management, distributed generation control as well as consumer-focused smart grid applications.

In a release, Stephen Johnston, chief executive officer of SmartSynch said, “Utilities will now be able to offer an ever-expanding portfolio of new applications to their customers with a touch of a button. It will fast-forward smart grid deployments by utilities because they will be able to easily custom-tailor smart grid applications on a per customer basis. This also demonstrates the value for utilities to adopt high-speed, cellular-based solutions for smart grid deployments, as there is no other economically feasible way to strategically deploy applications remotely on this scale.”

According to Johnston, SmartSynch is leveraging the integrated, 3G based platform to deploy next generation smart grid applications that can be remotely distributed by utilities. In a release, Jack Steenstra, vice president of engineering at Qualcomm said, “The real-time, high-speed applications enabled by Qualcomm’s 3G technologies are critical for utilities to meet the expanding requirements of the smart grid. We are committed to enabling smart grid solution providers like SmartSynch to benefit from the coverage, scalability, security and reliability provided by cellular networks and platforms such as Qualcomm’s Brew MP.”

Want to learn more about Smart Grid technologies? Then be sure to attend the Smart Grid Summit, collocated with TMC’s ITEXPO East, taking place Feb 2-4, 2011, in Miami. The Smart Grid Summit is the first event of its kind to address the unprecedented opportunity coming from the intersection of two core building blocks of our economy – utilities and communications. This unique event is based on the joint vision of TMC and Intelligent Communications Partners to create a new forum for and actively engage an entire community. To register, click here.


Carolyn John is a Contributor to IoTevolutionworld. To read more of her articles, please columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

IoTevolutionworld Contributor

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