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Cloud Service Provides Smart Grid Network Management

CSC is collaborating with Proximetry to leverage its AirSync platform as the foundation of a smart grid network management cloud service. For utility operators seeking to proactively and efficiently manage their smart grid communication networks, CSC’s AirSync Cloud offering provides network management to multi-vendor, multi-radio (LTE, WiMax, WiFi, 4G) public and private networks that is secure, reliable and highly available. The solution, initially to be offered in the United States with future markets launching later in 2012, will be hosted from CSC’s cloud data centers.

Proximetry’s AirSync software is a comprehensive Smart Grid Network Management System (SGNMS) that provides device configuration and management, software management, QoS and Traffic Shaping, network monitoring and feedback, and network topology visualization for managed devices.

CSC’s AirSync Cloud solution supports rapid deployment and scaling of the application, enabling management and monitoring across a comprehensive range of communication endpoint devices, applications and communications protocols. This unique capability will be offered to utilities without the need for investment in data center hardware and infrastructure, and comes at a time when the industry faces a complex, dynamic device market and escalating customer demand.

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