Ambient Corp., provider of a secure, flexible, and scalable smart grid communications and applications platform, today announced further progress on the development of AmbientPQM™, an advanced Power Quality Monitoring solution that enables enhanced grid visibility for utilities.
An enhancement of the existing solution, the latest update, M-PQM, allows simultaneous monitoring of multiple sources of power quality data in both medium and low-voltage distribution.
AmbientPQM, a combination of software and hardware (PQM application, and Ambient Smart Grid® Nodes and Sensors), enables utilities to measure an array of power quality parameters on medium- and/or low-voltage distribution grids, on overhead or underground lines, and at distribution transformers.
AmbientPQM provides the following benefits:
• Remote monitoring in real time
• Extensive power quality parameters accurately measured for actionable data
• Supports Volt 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 (NYSE:CML)
• Easy and quick installation with no outage required
• Part of an extensible and flexible platform for multiple smart grid applications, optimizing return on investment (NYSE:ROI)
"This additional capability of our application reinforces the flexibility of the Ambient Smart Grid platform to provide invaluable information to maintain and improve efficiency and reliability for grid infrastructure," said Ambient's Chief Technology Officer, Ram Rao. "AmbientPQM facilitates real-time visibility to help deal with the multiple challenges faced by the distribution grid. It can be a vital component in helping to avoid outages and quickly restore power when they occur, resulting in better customer service."
Hosted on the Ambient Smart Grid Nodes™, AmbientPQM is an application integrated within the Ambient AmbientNMS® (Network Management System) to facilitate configuration, management, analysis, and transfer of collected data on required sensing parameters. All aspects, including data collection, reporting, and alerts for each sensing parameter, are highly configurable to allow users to define configurations as necessary.
Ambient will be displaying all of its products and solutions at DistribuTECH, booth #1342, on January 29-31, 2013, in San Diego, CA.
For more information about Ambient, please visit ambientcorp.com
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