SmartSynch opens offices in Silicon Valley, China

Jackson, Miss., January 13, 2012 — SmartSynch opened offices in Silicon Valley, California and Shenzhen, China. The expansion is the result of a record growth year for the company in 2011, which included Consumers Energy's selection of SmartSynch last September for their system-wide 1.8 million residential and commercial smart meter deployment throughout Michigan.

SmartSynch's headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, currently features more than 100 employees. The company has already hired ten new employees for the Silicon Valley office, with growth anticipated in the coming months.

The office will support software and firmware design and product management. SmartSynch's office in Shenzhen, China will be smaller in scale, and focus primarily on supply chain and quality management initiatives.

SmartSynch is a company that creates smart grids for the utility industry. Since 2000, SmartSynch has provided open standards, IP-to-the-endpoint smart grid solutions that use a cellular network as the communications backbone.

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