US-based smart communications provider Trilliant on Monday engaged in a MoU with global M2M company Ingenu to acquire its smart grid application.
Under the terms of the deal, Trilliant will integrate Ingenu’s Random Phase Multiple Access (RMPA) network technology into its smart communications platform.
The addition of the RMPA technology built for M2M connectivity will complement Trilliant’s multi-tier RF mesh and cellular solutions powering the company’s network management and UnitySuite Smart Metering Head End System, said Andrew White CEO of Trilliant.
Mr White said the collaboration will provide utilities with the simplicity of one platform supporting multiple technologies built with open standards, and having broad industry support.
The deal will also allow Ingenu to enhance its network ecosystem partnerships while expanding is Machine Network.
Trilliant in Europe
In other Trilliant news, German utility NEW Netz has today selected Trilliant to provide smart grid and smart metering communications solutions for the implementation of a smart grid pilot in Germany’s Lower Rhine region.
NEW will utilise the project to demonstrate how smart grid technologies can help deliver energy efficiency, reliability and smart energy benefits to customers.
Samuel Stahle, vice president of EMEA sales at Trilliant, said: “We look forward to working together to help NEW build a smarter energy infrastructure to deliver all its benefits to its customers and operations and support the German energy transition process-Energiwende.”
Trilliant believes that its Smart Communications Platform will provide reliability, high bandwidth and low latency to enable non-technical losses prevention to NEW AG’s pilot grid.
NEW AG provides electricity, gas, water, buses and environmental services to about 500,000 residential and business consumers.