Ambient Corporation Enhances Advanced Power Quality Monitoring Solution New application launched to help utilities avoid outages and additional costs, and to meet challenges of rapidly changing power distribution context
SAN DIEGO and NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced today the further development of AmbientPQM™, an advanced Power Quality Monitoring solution that enables enhanced grid visibility for utilities.
This latest development, M-PQM, is an enhancement of the existing solution, which enables the monitoring of multiple sources of power quality data in both the medium- and low-voltage distribution grid simultaneously.
AmbientPQM is a combination of software and hardware (PQM application, and Ambient Smart Grid® Nodes and Sensors) that enables utilities to measure an array of power quality parameters on medium- and/or low-voltage distribution grids, on overhead or underground lines, and at distribution transformers.
- Remote monitoring in real time
- Extensive power quality parameters accurately measured for actionable data
- Supports Volt VAR Optimization
- Provides early warning of power quality issues
- Helps prevent outages and protect assets
- Enhances speed of restoration after outages, reducing Customer Minutes Lost (CML)
- Easy and quick installation with no outage required
- Part of an extensible and flexible platform for multiple smart grid applications, optimizing return on investment (ROI)
Ambient's Chief Technology Officer, Ram Rao, said, "This additional capability of our application reinforces the flexibility of the Ambient Smart Grid platform to provide invaluable information to maintain and improve efficiency and reliability for grid infrastructure. AmbientPQM facilitates real-time visibility to help deal with the multiple challenges faced by the distribution grid. It can be a vital component in helping to avoid outages and quickly restore power when they occur, resulting in better customer service."
AmbientPQM is an application that is hosted on the Ambient Smart Grid Nodes™ and integrated within the Ambient AmbientNMS® (Network Management System) to facilitate configuration, management, analysis, and transfer of collected data on required sensing parameters. Data collection, reporting, and alerts for each of the sensing parameters are highly configurable and allow users to define configurations as required.
All of Ambient's products and solutions will be on display at DistribuTECH, January 29-31, 2013, in San Diego, CA in booth #1342.
For more information about Ambient's extensible communications and applications platform, please visit: www.ambientcorp.com.
About Ambient Corporation
Ambient designs, develops and sells the Ambient Smart Grid® communications platform. The Ambient Smart Grid products and services include communications nodes; a network management system, AmbientNMS®; integrated applications; and maintenance and consulting services. Using open standards-based technologies along with in-depth industry experience, Ambient provides utilities with solutions for their smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: AMBT). More information on Ambient is available at www.ambientcorp.com.
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