Monday, June 7, 2010

Arch Rock Launches First IP and Web Standards-Based Wireless Mesh Platform for Smart Grid

'PhyNet-Grid' Technology Enables Real-time Communication Using Latest Standards in Network, Security, CIM and Sub-gigahertz 802.15.4g Radio

SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Arch Rock Corporation has introduced PhyNet-Grid, the first advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and grid communication platform based entirely on industry-standard IP networking, security and data-collection protocols. Because it implements open standards at all layers, PhyNet-Grid lets OEMs craft fully interoperable wireless meshed IPv6-based smart-meter solutions that will offer their utility customers investment protection and multi-vendor compatibility for years to come.
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A number of the standards incorporated into PhyNet-Grid, released in recent months by their respective standards bodies, bring unprecedented advantages to AMI users.

New IEEE 802.15.4e/g radio chips will be produced in large volumes by established semiconductor vendors and made widely available, unlike the dedicated chips made in-house by vendors of proprietary systems.

802.15.4e, in particular, allows low-power operation, enabling utilities to avoid operational loss during power outages, when remote access and visibility are essential.

The IETF's 6LoWPAN, ROLL, CoRE and the W3C's EXI provide the benefit of open IP and web networking while remaining resource-efficient in the context of cost-effective wireless mesh networks.

CIM and HTTP allow interfacing with MDMS and other utility applications using open enterprise web standards and data formats.

TLS/DTLS and open public key cryptography and certificate management provide strong security mechanisms that are open, well documented and widely tested.

More: Businesswire: Arch Rock Launches First IP and Web Standards-Based Wireless Mesh Platform for Smart Grid

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