CalAmp to Enable Secure, Reliable Wireless Solution for Pepco Holdings, Inc.
CalAmp Will Provide Robust Gateways and Network Management to
Facilitate Backhaul of Critical Data for Mid-Atlantic Utility
OXNARD, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 -- CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:
CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and
solutions, has been selected by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) (NYSE:
POM), one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest energy delivery companies, to
supply expanded bandwidth wireless data communications devices as
part of their wide-area network.
The CalAmp private network solution will provide the secure
high-speed wireless data communications link between PHI's equipment
and the core communications infrastructure to help ensure timely and
reliable delivery of business critical data throughout their network.
"Secure, reliable wireless connectivity is a core requirement for
PHI's wireless communications initiative," Russ Ehrlich, PHI's
Manager of Communication and Network Systems Engineering, said.
"CalAmp is providing a powerful, field-tested wireless data product,
capable of supporting a broad range of applications, and it is
clearly the best solution for us. We are also impressed by CalAmp's
ingenuity and willingness to work with us to address our specific
needs to produce a wireless networking solution that meets and
exceeds our requirements now and well into the future."
Natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy underscore the critical
role that private communications networks play in quickly restoring
power grids. With the CalAmp devices as a foundation, resilient
communications networks can be constructed to provide a proactive
response to such natural disasters, facilitating reliable
high-availability grid monitoring and control applications to
minimize service disruptions and downtime.
CalAmp has recently enhanced its product line, which includes doubled
throughput to 256Kbps and lower latency. Customers in the utility
space will be able to take advantage of these enhancements while
leveraging CalAmp's proven history providing robust, highly reliable
products, solutions and services for mission critical communications.
"As one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic,
PHI is leading the way in modernizing
the region's electricity grid.
We are delighted to support them with a private communications
solution that delivers reliable, secure mission-critical information
over a wide-ranging and diverse service area," said Mike Zachan,
General Manager of CalAmp's Wireless Networks business. "With their
expanded bandwidth and flexibility, our devices, coupled with
powerful network management, will play a significant role in helping
utilities deploy advanced distribution automation and AMI systems for
years to come, further solidifying CalAmp's leadership position in
the all-important utility sector."
The opportunity includes a three year supply agreement for the
delivery of up to several thousand devices, based on meeting key
performance criteria, and could grow over time, Zachan noted.
About Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI) is one of the
largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving
about two million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia,
Maryland and New Jersey. PHI subsidiaries Pepco, Delmarva Power and
Atlantic City Electric provide regulated electricity service;
Delmarva Power also provides natural gas service. PHI also provides
energy efficiency and renewable energy services through Pepco Energy
CalAmp develops and markets wireless communications
solutions that deliver data connectivity services for critical
networked communications and other applications. The Company's two
business segments are Wireless DataCom, which serves utility,
enterprise and governmental customers, and Satellite, which focuses
on the North American Direct Broadcast Satellite market. For more
information, please visit www.calamp.com.
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