CalAmp Announces Comprehensive Energy Management and Control Solution for Electric Utility Industry
SAN DIEGO, CA, Jan 30, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless
products, services and solutions, today introduced CalAmp Energy
Management and Control (EMC), a comprehensive, scalable, load-control
analytical solution for monitoring and managing demand response for
electric utilities' Smart Grid applications.
"With CalAmp EMC, utility operators can deploy and manage a broad
portfolio of load reduction programs in a single networked solution,"
said Mike Zachan, General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks
business, while at the Distributech Conference and Exhibition in San
Diego, CA. "Our solution can stand alone or be tightly integrated
with existing load-control programs and devices to provide a
cost-effective, reliable and powerful load-control and analysis
solution for better demand forecasting and rapid event response."
In today's energy distribution environment, utilities looking to
optimize loading and improve forecasting and demand response face a
variety of equipment, integration and data issues. Challenges common
to proprietary load control systems include:
-- Integrating often incompatible metering hardware
-- Managing proprietary data formats
-- Securely accessing and transmitting large amounts of data
-- Sorting, sifting and analyzing the volume of data to create
meaningful, actionable information
CalAmp's approach harmonizes these disparate elements in a
comprehensive EMC solution that provides a single point of access,
analysis and management. Utilities can easily convert existing load
control programs, into a single, more effective, responsive
load-control and analytics environment that protects current
investment and positions utilities for future growth. An innovative
combination of sophisticated analytics software, gateway hardware,
remote device management, and a unique home control application,
CalAmp EMC includes:
-- Management Center: Command-and-control core for creating, testing,
executing, and fine-tuning a variety of load-management programs, and
simultaneously activating existing load-control switches and new
-- Analytics: Dashboard analytics solution that unifies all relevant
information from a broad range of data sources, devices and
applications across a utility's footprint to provide performance
insight and advanced forecasting analysis; enables exploring and
adjusting variables in near real-time to optimize energy distribution.
-- COLT(CalAmp On-Line Telemetric platform): Enterprise-class software
platform designed specifically for telemetric and telematics
applications that provides the framework and network architecture for
integrating applications as well as connecting, coordinating and
managing any number of communications devices.
-- Energy Gateways: Communications devices located at residences and
businesses that support paging, cellular and broadband formats,
interface with Zigbee-enabled devices, and control up to four circuits
-- Home Control: Secure, web-based, home energy management application
that allows utility consumers to manage electricity, water and gas
usage; participate in utility rates and demand side management
programs; and automate control of energy in their homes.
"Leveraging the unified dashboard, operators can quickly understand
demand profiles and effectively respond to very dynamic conditions,"
Zachan noted. "Furthermore, the CalAmp EMC solution is ideal for
utilities looking to efficiently and affordably migrate large-scale
legacy load control deployments to superior technology."
For more information about the CalAmp Energy Management and Control
solution, visit CalAmp at Booth #1335 at the Distributech Conference
& Exhibition, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego CA, through
January 31, 2013.
CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) is a proven leader in
providing wireless communications solutions to a broad array of
vertical market applications and customers. CalAmp's extensive
portfolio of intelligent communications devices, robust and scalable
cloud service platform, and targeted software applications streamline
otherwise complex machine-to-machine (M2M) deployments. These
solutions enable customers to optimize their operations by
collecting, monitoring and efficiently reporting business critical
data and desired intelligence from high-value remote assets. For more
information, please visit www.calamp.com.
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