Cellnet Technology, Inc. and Corporate Systems Engineering have signed a joint technology agreement to develop and market Corporate Systems Engineering's energy control devices using Cellnet's two-way UtiliNet mesh technology communications system. The companies demonstrated their first collaboration, a two-way load control switch for demand response programs at the AMRA show in Nashville on Oct. 22, 2006.
The technology agreement encompasses both product development initiatives and joint marketing efforts that will take advantage of synergies between the two companies to provide products for energy companies. The combination of the two technologies will provide UtiliNet network customers with two-way open standards communications that enable smart home functionality.
With a two-way solution for customer communication, control and verification, utilities will be able to participate in the emerging demand response market.