Proximetry and EDX Wireless partner to bridge gap between network planning and operations for most comprehensive Smart Grid network management solution
SAN DIEGO, CA; May 21, 2012 – Proximetry and EDX Wireless have joined forces to improve Smart Grid network performance with a solution beginning at the planning and design stage, and spanning through deployment and operations. The unified solution integrates EDX’s design and planning tools with Proximetry’s AirSyncTM performance management software to produce accurate, dynamic inputs that allow tuning of RF propagation models, active provisioning of valid wireless links to isolated or remote devices, identification of network bottlenecks, superior discovery of geographically lost devices, and better optimization of network channel selections.
The performance challenges and operational demands presented by today’s Smart Grid wireless networks require an integrated approach to their design, deployment, optimization, and management.
The cohesive planning process coupled with integrated network management capabilities developed between EDX and Proximetry can configure a smart meter network and distribution automation network to function seamlessly and meet the utility’s goals for reliability, performance, redundancy and scalability even as more devices are added over time.
The partnership between EDX Wireless and Proximetry will enable more efficient and economical network scaling and management, as well as improved network reliability and performance.
“Proximetry and EDX Wireless are providing a more integrated management solution that allows utility wireless network operators to access and utilize the underlying performance data from their existing installed networks to better optimize and expand their existing networks or to better deploy and manage performance in their new networks,” said Tracy Trent, Proximetry CEO.
“Proximetry’s AirSync provides often unavailable but highly valuable live network data to EDX’s wireless network design and optimization tools. This results in improved reliability, redundancy and performance of both existing and future network deployments. By leveraging this joint solution, utilities are able to drive down the cost of their network deployments while simultaneously improving the network’s reliability and performance,” said Mark Chapman, EDX Wireless CEO.
Proximetry’s policy-based network management system, AirSync, captures the real-world RF and network data that EDX SignalPro® processes to design and optimize new and expanded networks with increased reliability, redundancy and performance.
About EDX Wireless
EDX Wireless is a global leader and pioneer in wireless network design and planning tool technology. EDX network design tools are widely used for designing and optimizing wireless communications networks, including Smart Grid, wireless broadband, WiMAX, LTE, Wi-Fi, Public Safety, and other mobile wireless systems. EDX’s advanced Smart Grid RF design platform allows companies to efficiently plan, deploy and optimize Smart Grid wireless networks for urban, suburban and rural environments at every point in the system lifecycle. EDX SignalPro with the SignalMX Module provides for large scale mesh analysis, Smart Meter import/layout, automated Collector and repeater selection, and AMI traffic balancing. For more information please visit www.edx.com.
© 2012 EDX Wireless LLC. EDX® and SignalPro® are registered trademarks of EDX. www.edx.com
Proximetry is a leading global wireless network and performance management solutions provider for the energy, telecommunications, and transportation industries. Founded in 2005, Proximetry is privately held, headquartered in San Diego, California, and backed by Munich Venture Partners, Aeris Capital, Investec, and Rembrandt Venture Partners. For more information, please visit www.proximetry.com.
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