Indiana Utility taps Tantalus for smart grid communications

Raleigh, N.C., July 21, 2011 — Tantalus, a provider of real-time smart grid communications, today announced that the city of Auburn, Ind., has selected Tantalus to provide its smart grid communications backbone. Tantalus' technology will support the city of Auburn's plans for an evolvable, fully automated metering solution.

The Northeast Indiana municipality installed fiber optic communications in 1985. In more recent moves to develop its grid, the city sought an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution that would best leverage an existing Fiber-to-the-Home deployment. The municipal utility also needed control over water infrastructure, and Tantalus' multi-commodity approach fit the bill.

The city of Auburn will put an optical network terminal on virtually every home — tying to more than 7,100 meters — to ensure that the FTTH project is completed and accessible to all, even those who opt in at a later date.

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