Siemens Smart Grid has entered into a partnership with Proximetry to improve the management of communication devices for electric grids for the North American market. The joint solution will address a growing market for managing millions of communicating grid devices.
Siemens will deliver Proximetry's Airsync Network Management System (NMS) solution to utilities using its PM@Siemens delivery and integration process. This process ensures the NMS solutions are delivered on-time, within budget, and configured to meet the critical demands of the utility operational environment. Proximetry's Airsync, a smart grid network management software platform, is designed to help utilities to manage multiple networks, protocols, and millions of devices seamlessly from a single control center.
Smart grid network management is a significant emerging opportunity according Zpryme and Pike Research. In the U.S., the market for smart grid network management systems deployed by utilities is projected to grow from $225 million in 2013 to $1 billion by 2020. This U.S. market growth means that the projected number of devices under management will grow from 65 million in 2013 to 330 million by 2020. Siemens and Proximetry are partnering to respond to this trend and the needs of customers.