RuggedCom Inc. and CURRENT Group, Inc. will collaborate to jointly deliver integrated Smart Grid infrastructure and advanced applications for distribution automation. The integrated solution will enable electric utilities to improve the reliability and efficiency of the distribution grid, speed integration of renewable and distributed energy resources, and reduce technical losses and total load of their distribution system in a timely, more secure and more cost-effective manner.

Through this collaboration, electric utilities will be able to quickly adopt Smart Grid capabilities by combining RuggedCom’s utility grade IP-based communication networks which include the RuggedMAX family of utility-grade WiMAX IEEE802.16e-compliant broadband wireless products with CURRENT’s intelligent sensors, OpenGrid utility element management system, and System Optimization and Reliability analytical software solutions.

This collaboration will leverage the core experience of both companies to deliver key building blocks for an IP-enabled smart grid and provides electric power utilities process information securely, reliably and in real time.