San Diego, January 23, 2012 — On-Ramp Wireless and smart grid data management solutions provider ElectSolve announced a partnership to provide cooperative and municipal utilities with a pre-validated, pre-integrated smart metering and critical infrastructure monitoring solution.
Using On-Ramp's Ultra-Link Processing wireless infrastructure system and ElectSolve's uCentra meter and operational data management platform, utilities are able to realize the operational benefits of the smart grid while minimizing costs and risks afforded by a simple and secure validated solution which can reach all multi-service utility assets from single wireless network.
The solution enables utilities to securely and reliably provide service for electric, water and gas smart meters and distribution automation applications in overhead, pad mount and below ground circuits, as well as manage, analyze and report the operational data from a centralized platform.
The deployment agility afforded by the simple and reliable On-Ramp ULP wireless infrastructure eliminates the need and associated costs of building out a network one meter at a time. Leveraging standards-based protocols like IEC 61968-9 Interface for Meter Reading and Control, the ULP network and uCentra MDM/ODM can reliably exchange data.