Monday, July 27, 2009

Cisco Collaborates with Landis+Gyr on Smart Grid

Cisco and Landis+Gyr agreed to collaborate on smart grid communications infrastructure for helping utility companies and their customers better manage energy. The collaboration between Cisco and Landis+Gyr is expected to accelerate the delivery of standards-based solutions for the energy industry and facilitate the integration of existing capabilities with renewable power sources, plug-in vehicles and distribution automation functionality.


Landis+Gyr specializes in in advanced metering infrastructure and applications.


Landis+Gyr's and Cisco's collaboration aims to capitalize on the strengths of open standards, such as IP, allowing for greater ease of deployment and scalability, as well as optimized efficiency of communications networks. The two companies plan to work on future architectures in the areas of smart metering, the utility data center, and wireless and fixed last-mile communications with the objective to ensure interoperability across Cisco's and Landis+Gyr's smart grid solutions.


"As the largest global player in electricity metering with one of the broadest portfolios of products and services, we believe that working with Cisco to establish an interoperable infrastructure will empower utilities and consumers to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their energy costs and thus contribute to a sustainable use of resources." said Andreas Umbach, president and chief operating officer of Landis+Gyr. "I believe this agreement is key for both companies. Together we have the opportunity to shape, in a meaningful way, the evolving smart grid."http://newsroom.cisco.com
http://www.landisgyr.com

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