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IoT World Forum 2018
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Ambient Corporation Expands Vodafone Network Test Certification to Entire Smart Grid Node Family Product Line


Ambient Corporation, provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, announced today that it has expanded Vodafone network test certification across the entire range of Ambient Smart Grid® Nodes. This certification allows international customers to deploy the Ambient Node™, Ambient MiniNode™, and Ambient MicroNode™ for utility communications and provide connectivity for multiple assets and applications over Vodafone’s significant global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) roaming footprint.

John J. Joyce , President and CEO of Ambient Corporation, commented, “The Vodafone certification confirms the performance, reliability, and security of our products for multiple grid modernization applications, including gas, water, and electric metering; demand response; and distribution automation. Extending the certification to all Ambient Smart Grid Nodes facilitates quicker and easier deployment of the Ambient Smart Grid Platform.”

The Ambient Smart Grid Node family comprises of purpose-built network devices with advanced processing capability, memory, and the form factor and functionality to match the price performance required for different applications on the distribution grid. Each node is a modular device that can be configured for different roles within the network to deliver upstream and/or downstream high-speed data communications using a variety of wired and wireless technologies, including serial, Ethernet, PLC, Wi-Fi, RF, and cellular.

Ambient Corporation helps utilities modernize the grid with IP-based networking products and applications that integrate and connect existing and future grid assets on a single, secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications platform.