NEWTON, MA, and AMSTERDAM /PRNewswire/ -- Ambient Corp., a provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced the launch of AmbientPQM, an advanced power quality monitoring system that enables enhanced grid visibility for utilities.
AmbientPQM is a combination of software and hardware (PQM application, Ambient smart grid nodes, and sensors) that enables utilities and distribution network operators to measure an array of power quality parameters on medium- and/or low-voltage distribution grids, on overhead and/or underground lines, and at distribution substations or transformers.
- Enables remote monitoring in real time
- Measures extensive power quality parameters accurately for actionable data
- Supports V/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
- Enables easy and quick installation, with no outage required
- Operates as part of an extensible and flexible platform for multiple smart grid applications, optimizing return on investment
Ambient's Chief Technology Officer, Ram Rao, said, "In a changing and challenging power environment, with increasing electricity demand, and with adoption of local renewable and low-carbon technologies, distribution grids are under stress, and utilities are under pressure to maintain and improve efficiency and reliability and to avoid costly build of new grid infrastructure. AmbientPQM facilitates real-time visibility of distribution networks to help surmount these challenges and ensure continued quality of customer service."
AmbientPQM is an application hosted on the Ambient Smart Grid Nodes and integrated within the 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.
This announcement follows the announcement on October 2, 2012, regarding the company's launch of two new products, the Ambient MiniNode and the Ambient MicroNode, joining the Ambient Smart Grid product line. All of the new products and solutions will be on display at Metering Europe, October 9–11, 2012, in Amsterdam, Netherlands in booth A#55.
Ambient Corp. designs, develops, and sells the Ambient Smart Grid communications and applications platform. 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 smart grid initiatives. Headquartered in Newton, MA, Ambient is a publicly traded company.