Ambient Joins Forces with ELO Sistemas Eletronicos to Expand Smart Grid Solutions in South America [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Ambient Corp. and ELO Sistemas Eletronicos, a metering technology provider based in Brazil, together announced their partnership to bring smart grid communications technology to South America.
According to a release, the partnership combines Ambient Smart Grid Platform communications technology and network management software with ELO's leadership position in electronic meters and smart meter solutions.
Ambient's platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel, on a single communications infrastructure. Delivering smart grid technology solutions, Ambient partners with systems integrators, smart grid technology vendors and communications service providers.
The partnership will enable ELO to bring communications technologies for smart meter reading applications to their utility customers. The two companies expect to have the integrated system ready for pilot in 2012 in preparation for volume rollouts beginning in 2013.
"We are excited to provide our customers with the added benefits of Ambient's IP, standards-based, open platform architecture ensuring interoperability of technologies," said Marcos Rizzo, Vice President, Business Development for ELO Sistemas Eletronicos. "By leveraging Ambient's communications platform, we will deliver greater grid visibility, control and financial returns for our customers."
"The leading solutions provider in Brazil and throughout South America, ELO is well positioned for growth in this emerging market," said Jim Fisher Vice President, Business Development for Ambient Corp. "ELO is building a robust partnership program to better position themselves which we are pleased to be collaborating."
Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid communications platform.
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