On-Ramp Featured in Smart Energy Universe

February 26, 2013

On-Ramp Wireless presents it’s vision for the M2M future in a feature article on the Smart Energy Universe blog.

…San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) chose the On-Ramp solution to automate several of their distribution automation (DA) devices. For this project, On-Ramp installed 35 access points covering 4,500 square miles of urban and coastal terrain, as well as rugged mountains and deserts. With > 99.7% reliability on sensor readings, the project yielded excellent results, estimating that average outage time of overhead circuit faults was reduced by more than 30 minutes. Even with 4,000 FCI, smart transformer, and aviation light monitoring devices on the network today, less than 1% of the system capacity is consumed. Fueled by these results, SDG&E and On-Ramp Wireless are now expanding the network to reach the 60% of SDG&E’s Distribution Automation assets that are underground, and are working with additional device partners to add other high-value applications such as AMI.s…

Read the Article: http://www.smartenergyuniverse.com/smart-grid/12009-on-ramp-s-perspective-on-smart-grid-reliability