Redpine Signals Launches Suite of Advanced Metering and Communications Products for the Smart Grid

Sep 1, 2009
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra low power multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, today announced the launch of a suite of products addressing Smart Energy Management and the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). The products include the RS-SE-201 Smart Energy Wi-Fi Communications Module, the RS-SE-301 Advanced Metering Gateway System, the RS-SE-401 Low-Power Metering and Communications Module, the RS-SE-501 Secure Circuit Breaker System and the RS-SE-601 Long-Range Simultaneous Dual-band Wi-Fi Module. The products offer application-optimized ultra low power Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless connectivity and a standards compliant protocol stack for communication of meter readings, tariff and load control information. The products are built around the central theme of using 802.11 Wi-Fi for connecting metering units to the utility infrastructure through universal IP-based networking. "Unlike other wireless schemes that have been considered for use in this area, 802.11, and in particular the emerging 802.11n, Wi-Fi requires minimal effort to set up the network as the Access Points, Home-networks and back-haul mechanisms are widely deployed already. Redpine's WinergyNet architecture leverages this ubiquity of Wi-Fi and provides a seamless, secure and cost-effective communications framework for the Smart-Grid," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "Redpine's fourth generation chipset leverages the mature security, robust wireless performance, and low energy consumption of Wi-Fi 802.11n; and provides all of these at low cost to enable rapid global adoption of smart energy solutions," he added. The completely self-contained Smart Energy Wi-Fi Communications Module (RS-SE-201) provides low power Wi-Fi connectivity for in-home devices and appliances. The Advanced Metering Gateway System (RS-SE-301) functions as a central communication node and policy manager for the home. It enables smart energy management by establishing a two way communication link from the utility to the energy meter and other smart energy appliances within the home. The Low-Power Metering and Communications Module (RS-SE-401) provides high transmit-power and offers a battery life of over 10 years utilizing Redpine's field proven ultra low power 802.11n technology. The Secure Circuit Breaker System (RS-SE-501) offers secure control of appliances without compromising the existing usage scenarios, and the Long Range Simultaneous Dual-band Wi-Fi Module (RS-SE-601) provides cost-effective neighbor-hood and back-haul networking thus providing a total communications network infrastructure for the Smart Grid. These products carry out processing of data to conform to the IEC 62056 Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) that defines the transport and application layer functions that enable universal management of the utility infrastructure. "Redpine and UniNet have been collaborating since June 2008, providing cost-effective wireless broadband and smart energy communication solutions. UniNet is proud to have Redpine as a technology partner providing leading system architecture expertise and wireless innovation to help build solutions for developing markets," said David Jarvis, CTO of UniNet, South Africa. "Redpine is actively involved in various standards bodies and industry certification groups to accelerate adoption of wireless into the smart energy management space," said Venkat Mattela. "With the launch of these products Redpine is committed to providing comprehensive communication solutions enabling the universal roll-out of the Smart Grid," he added. These products are sampling now About Redpine Signals, Inc. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments like industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC and smart-energy. Its product portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n along with mobile WiMax (802.16e) and 3GPP LTE technologies. The company has over 130 employees worldwide. Posted by:

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