Ambient Corp. and ELO Sistemas Eletronicos, a metering technology provider based in Brazil, have announced their partnership to bring smart grid communications technology to South America. The partnership combines Ambient Smart Grid Platform communications technology and network management software with ELO's position in electronic meters and smart meter solutions.
Ambient's flexible platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel, on a single communications infrastructure. Delivering end-to-end smart grid technology solutions, Ambient partners with systems integrators, smart grid technology vendors and communications service providers.
The partnership will enable ELO to bring advanced communications technologies for smart meter reading applications to their utility customers. The two companies expect to have the integrated system ready for pilot in 2012 in preparation for volume rollouts beginning in 2013.
This partnership permits ELO to sell and deploy Ambient Corp.'s technology platform.