Smart Meters that Build Smart Cities

Telepathx sets pricing for DA smart meter, smart cities licensing Platform seen boosting global AMI/ AMR uptake
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May 20, 2011 - PRLog -- Telepathx, the Melbourne Australia based smart grid developer announced today that pricing for it`s distribution asset (DA) management and smart cities platforms will be as low as one U.S. dollar per meter per year.

Telepathx CEO James Eades said the base level platform that’s sits between meter data management systems (MDMS) and outage management systems (OMS) turn AMI / AMR infrastructure with wireless radio capacity into system wide asset management networks that can manage virtually any asset for every known fault, condition or event via newly developed smart grid sensory devices and virtual 3D GIS satellite imaging.

These technologies when utilizing this platform said Eades; clearly open a new paradigm in asset management to the likes that have only been imagined. What we are delivering is the ability to reduce unplanned system outage and outage frequencies to historic lows while increasing system reliability and energy efficiency over the entire network.

John Lauletta President and CEO of Ohio based Exacter Inc and 2009 winner of the NaIP Award said the two companies have formed a strategic development alliance that will see Exacters outage avoidance system become a permanent fixture for asset managers not just for AMI /AMR applications but for rural asset management as well.

Exacter`s patented fault signature matching technology provides energy companies the ability to monitor and identify faults and conditions on any asset at the earliest possible stage, conditions that cannot be detected by the human eye or by the means of thermal imaging such as minute arcing and tracking or loose ties and fittings.

Making this technology available to asset managers 24/7 using the Telepathx smart metering platform will have a very real and substantial impact.

The asset management platform can also be upgraded to the ‘Smart cities’ platform. This platform said Eades was designed to aid Federal, State and coop owned utilities to leverage their smart metering investments further by offering cost cutting and life saving services.

Spending hundreds of millions of dollars just to read meters is still a bit hard for many utilities to swallow, but when you look beyond grid asset management and energy efficiency measures it becomes a lot more attractive specifically to the public whom has been quite vocal about the visible benefits of smart meter rollouts.

Some of the services that can now be offered to aid communities are providing the ability to detect and monitor floods and fires and simulate them in real time, manage transportation assets, detect auto accidents or provide low cost home based security and health care services; applications are being developed to benefit every community based essential service.

The smart cities platform is being offered for an additional one dollar cost but offers the capacity to save lives, property and deliver real and visible benefits to the consumer.

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About Telepathx Ltd:

Founded in 2002; Telepathx is a Melbourne Australia based wide area sensor network developer, its pioneering development efforts in smart energy grids has been recognized by the industry leading research firm of Frost & Sullivan, and is the proud recipient of the prestigious 2008 Entrepreneurial Company Award & the 2008 Industrial Technologies Award . The company is also a member of RNSA (Research Network Secure Australia).
Source:Venka Gottenborg
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