Ambient Corporation Smart Grid Node Secures Vodafone Network Test Certification

Award-winning utility communications and applications vendor adds capability to work with global carrier and partner

Jul 17, 2012, 08:00 ET from Ambient Corporation

NEWTON, Mass., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Corporation (NASDAQ: AMBT), a leading provider of secure, flexible and scalable smart grid communications and applications platforms, announced that the X-3100 Smart Grid Node has been approved to operate on the Vodafone network. To achieve Vodafone Approval status, the X-3100 node underwent rigorous technical evaluation by the Vodafone Test and Innovation Center in Germany. As a result, the node has passed the approval process for robustness and security, meeting the high standards demanded by Vodafone. 


As Ambient extends its offering beyond North America to Europe and further afield, having the Vodafone test certification will mean that it helps to offer the Ambient Smart Grid® Platform to utilities internationally. Vodafone has a significant Machine-to-Machine (M2M) roaming footprint globally that can enable Ambient Smart Grid Nodes on many carrier networks.

John J. Joyce, President and CEO of Ambient Corporation, commented, "Having our node tested on the Vodafone Test & Innovation Center will reduce our time-to-market, give our international customers peace of mind, and underscore that it works reliably."

Dr. Sabine Mueller-Albrecht, Head of Department - User Equipment, Vodafone Test and Innovation Center, said, "The Ambient X-3100 has passed the necessary tests to operate on the Vodafone global network. We look forward to working with the team at Ambient to enable their customers to realize the smart grid communications benefits that their platform delivers."

The Ambient Smart Grid Node is a purpose-built network device with advanced processing capability and memory, designed to support electric, gas and water utility communications and applications on the distribution grid. It provides upstream and downstream high-speed data communications using a variety of wired and wireless technologies, including cellular, serial, Ethernet, Power Line Communications (PLC), Wi-Fi and Radio Frequency (RF).

In 2011, Ambient's Smart Grid Node received the Product Award in United Telecom Council's (UTC) annual competition, which recognizes critical infrastructure industry technology.

For more information about Ambient, the Ambient Smart Grid Node or AmbientNMS®, please visit:

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   

Except for historical information, this press release contains statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements relating to the diversification of our customer base, further development and marketing of our communications platform and cultivating projects with potential customers, among others. These forward-looking statements are based upon our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and our industry and reflect our beliefs and assumptions based upon information available to us at the date of this release. We caution readers that forward-looking statements are predictions based on our current expectations about future events. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, which could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects including, but not limited to, continuing compatibility of our platform with new utility applications and requirements, our ability to retain and attract customers, particularly in light of our dependence on a single customer for substantially all of our revenue; our expectations regarding our expenses and revenue, including our expectations that our research and development expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses may increase in absolute dollars; anticipated trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate, including the market for smart grid technologies; our expectations regarding competition as more and larger companies enter our markets and as existing competitors improve or expand their product offerings; our plans for future products and enhancements of existing products; our anticipated cash needs and our estimates regarding our capital requirements; and our anticipated growth strategies. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. Further information on the company's risks and uncertainties is available in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Ambient®, Ambient Smart Grid®, Communications for a Smarter Grid® and AmbientNMS® are registered trademarks of Ambient Corporation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

SOURCE Ambient Corporation