Telecom Lead Team:
CalAmp Corp, a provider of wireless products and solutions, has been selected
by Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) and Green Mountain Power (GMP) to
supply its Fusion-LTE router for their mid-tier networks to enable broadband
communication for Smart Grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and
Distribution Automation applications.
the bandwidth required for secure data backhaul over a Smart Grid installation,
the Fusion-LTE was chosen as the communications link between these electric
utilities’ AMI concentrators and their core communications infrastructures.
investor-owned utility and the largest electric company in Vermont, serves more
than 160,000 customers in 163 communities.
GMP generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity in Vermont and is a
leader in wind and solar generation and serves more than 96,000 customers. The
expanded wireless communications capability will enhance the utilities’ ability
to deliver superior customer service, system reliability and billing services
— and provide room for network and services expansion.
have a unique and historical opportunity to leverage LTE throughout Vermont to
support Smart Grid applications, and the CalAmp Fusion-LTE platform represents
a critical element,” said Jeff Monder, CIO for CVPS.
is excited to provide our Fusion-LTE router as part of these important Smart
Grid initiatives in Vermont. The Fusion provides utility customers with
broadband LTE speeds, multi-network communication options, and the scalability
and flexibility to grow their deployments with a utility hardened
package,” said Mike Zachan, general manager of CalAmp’s
Wireless Networks business.