Posts about Utilities

Communications networks have always been critical to energy companies, but the emergence of distributed power generation and active sensors has made them even more important. It’s now essential that the communication network delivers secure and resilient connectivity, synchronization, and central control. It’s the underlying convergence layer enabling secure, real-time access for people and processes to any information at any time ...

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Perhaps no network is as critical to the world economy as the power grid. Without electricity, after all, there is no data, no connectivity, not even (gasp!) Netflix.

Increasingly, electric utilities are transitioning to smart power grids to enhance efficiency and drive down costs. By implementing two-way communications between smart devices in the field and centralized data facilities, and then coupling that with intelligent analytics, operators gain unprecedented insight into consumption patterns, grid performance and other metrics to ensure optimal levels of operation at all times ...

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